Last year, Starbucks changed their bathroom policy after the company was accused of being racist. To quiet angry mobs online, they decided to let anyone use them — whether they were a customer or not. It was a foolish path to take, one they are regretting big time. Because more than a few Starbucks locations are dealing with some seriously scary stuff in the restrooms.
You might remember the ridiculous scandal that erupted last Spring at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Two black men asked to use the restroom. Because they refused to buy anything, they were denied. Like millions of other stores in America, Starbucks only let paying customers use their facilities. These two men proceeded to sit down at a table, refusing to buy anything or leave.
When the employee, following company policy, called the cops, people cried racism. A video of the incident went viral, and braindead people online called the liberal-owned company a den of discrimination. Starbucks’ solution? To change their policy so that anyone could use their restrooms.
That might have been fine in rural areas, where the traffic is low and there are fewer chances of trouble. But across the country, in major cities, Starbucks bathrooms have been a hotspot for heroin addicts.
Starbucks is installing boxes for safe disposal of syringes in the bathrooms of certain locations, following workers’ reports of discarded needles and sometimes concerning conditions.
The coffee giant is exploring possible remedies after employees expressed fears about being pricked by uncapped needles and experiencing related health risks. Starbucks is testing solutions including installing sharps-disposal boxes, utilizing heavier-duty trash bags to prevent needle pokes, and removing trash cans from certain bathrooms. [Source: AOL]
That’s right, your local Starbucks has become a prime location for junkies to shoot up. It’s gotten so bad, they need to install special boxes for used needles.
Because, you know, a junkie high on smack is caring enough to put their used heroin needle in a sharps box.
According to reports, some Starbucks will be removing normal trashcans from their bathrooms entirely. Just so their employees (and non-junkie customers) won’t prick themselves with needles while disposing normal trash or changing the liner.
Imagine the state of these Starbucks. You go in to buy a coffee and use the restroom. You come out with HIV.
And it only gets worse from there.
There have been reports of condoms, alcohol bottles, and blood stains on the floors. Indeed, this bathroom free-for-all has made bathrooms ironically less accessible as some Starbucks restaurants have had to close their stalls for extended periods due to, says the New York Post, “prolonged cleaning.”
A spacious, private, single-stall bathroom at a Starbucks in an urban area is an attractive place for drug addicts, drunks, vagrants, and other assorted characters. Most businesses are not interested in becoming de facto homeless shelters or halfway homes. Historically, that’s why they reserve their bathrooms and their tables for people who are actually interested in purchasing their products. It’s not a fail-proof plan, but it’s relatively effective. There’s a reason why these needle disposal boxes only became necessary after they changed the policy. [Source: Daily Wire]
It’s a sad day when people in major cities have to designate which Starbucks to visit. “No, let’s not go to the one in Union Square. That’s where all the homeless have sex.”
Keep in mind, this is because Starbucks’ CEO and top brass made a terrible decision — all because of a viral video. They were so cowardly because a few people shouted “racism” that they endangered every customer that visits their stores.
All they had to do was apologize that the incident happened and reassert their “customers only” policy. But out of fear of mindless, temporary outrage online, they caved and created a much worse situation.
This is a trend we’ve seen across all liberal-run companies. ABC fired Roseanne, despite her shows record ratings, over a single tweet. Corporations with Democrat-aligned leaders are terrified of offending the liberal mob. Seems like the one thing they don’t possess is a backbone.
Americans need to know about what’s going on in Starbucks around the country. Maybe we can spare a few people the horrors of using their bathrooms.