Thank you Starbucks for opening your bathrooms to non-customers and allowing junkies to ruin a clean environment with their nasty dirty needles. I don't pay $5 for a cup of bean water just to be in a bathroom blowing ass surrounded by junkie drug needles. This pisses me off because if I'm paying for the experience of sitting in a hipster coffee shop and watching college girls stroll in at 9am wearing last nights clothes because they're doing the walk of shame, then I don't want it ruined by taking a piss next to some diseased box of needles.
This is bullshit and everyone knows it.
Here's the excerpt from the AOL article, who cited information from Business Insider.
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.
"These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are out of harm's way," Starbucks representative Reggie Borges told Business Insider.
This pisses me off. I don't believe a junkie should be allowed in the Starbucks unless they're a customer. But we all know what's going on. They're not customers. They're taking advantage of the open bathroom policy and it's ruining the experience for everyone else.
If that sounds mean and discriminatory to junkies, then too bad.
Get them some help instead of welcoming them into a place that's normally clean.
I don't think society should enable their junkie behavior by posting boxes for sharp items. How about we check their drugs at the door and get them into rehab, jobs, and help them clean up their lives instead of just giving them a box to throw their nasty needles in?
I'm all about helping people instead of enabling them, but I also don't want the bathrooms ruined at a business.