I was shocked (shocked!) to see that Starbucks is in financial straits right now, including layoffs from last week, and now a 3-hour closure to “re-enthuse” employees right across the country.
However, when I saw this bit of news on CNN, I was irresistibly reminded of The Onion’s spoof on a nation-wide closure from 2001. Prescient, perhaps? I hope not.
If you like this article, you should check out The Onion’s audio books: Finest News Reporting and Our Dumb World, available for rent and download at Simply Audiobooks. They feature very slightlyÂ twisted insights into the common man and everyday news. Kind ofÂ like John Stewart reading your local newspaper, if John Stewart had just chugged… well, a venti double-espresso no foam latte!