Can we please stop serving the girly-drink-out-loud-joker people?

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2005

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NOON -- Why is there always someone in line at Starbuck's that has to make the goofy "Man, I'm just useless until I get my morning coffee -- ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!" remark OUT LOUD every damn morning?

The people who make these stupid jokes have two things in common: (1) They always appear to be more awake than the rest of us addicts and (2) They always end up ordering some 20-ounce girly drink with nothing but sugar, milk, whipped cream, and sprinkles.

Sprinkles! For crying out loud. You're wearing a $5,000 suit! Have some dignity!

Can we please stop serving the girly-drink-out-loud-joker people? Isn't that what those "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" signs are all about?

— Phil Harvey, Strong Beverage Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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