Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Black Friday Bulletin #1

Designated time and place of flash protest for March 3:

Any Starbucks Cafe, 6 to 7 PM

Plan of action:

1) Wear black
2) You and your friends proceed to a Starbucks Cafe near you anytime between 6 to 7 pm
3) Buy a drink. Each person should queue up at the counter, instead of just one ordering for the group.
4) After getting your drink, take a seat or just stand outside the cafe and hang out for about 30 mins.
5) When your group decides it's time to leave, someone should give the cue and everybody should stand up and do the "thumbs down" sign
6) Disperse as peacefully as you came in

Suggested preparations:

1) Invite as many friends, or officemates, as you can
2) If you're an employer or a manager, invite all your subordinates to join you. Offer to "treat" them, if you can afford it.
3) Agree to meet in a place (not Starbucks), or if you're from the same office, arrange carpooling
4) From the meeting place, proceed to Starbucks as a group. This will have more impact than just agreeing to meet at Starbucks individually
5) If you're staying in a city where there is no Starbucks, any other "cafe" or restaurant will do.
Forward this message to as many friends, relatives, colleagues, and egroups.

5 comments:

gabriel allon said...

Your time would be spent more wisely helping out the victims of the Leyte landslide and the Ultra tragedy than organizing another waste of time rally to bring down GMA since its obvious, you have no viable alternative except a military junta in bed with the communist party/NPA .well shame on you all

alyse said...

2) You and your friends proceed to a Starbucks Cafe near you anytime between 6 to 7 pm
3) Buy a drink. Each person should queue up at the counter, instead of just one ordering for the group.


Is this a new marketing ploy for Starbucks?

carlosceldran said...
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carlosceldran said...

Gabriel. I think she was being ironic. It's hilarious!

Wait. Was it supposed to be hilarious?

Helga said...

Gabriel, you are as entitled as I am to our opinions, thank you for sharing yours. Many of us have done our part in helping the Leyte victims, please do not assume that we did not.

Alyse, this is not a marketing ploy for Starbucks. The venue was chosen because there are Starbucks branches everywhere, and it is a natural place for people to meet after work or school. We are trying to make it more comfortable for certain segments of our society to make their feelings known in places where they are comfortable. We have asked folk to buy a drink so as not to incur the ire of the branch owners. In fact, if you read the whole post, it says that you don't have to go to Starbucks, choose your own Black Friday venue.

Carlos, I'm not sure if she's being funny, but the question is a material one. Cheers.