Starbucked

Embracing couple using mobile phone in cafe

The bank that helped make homelessness in Dublin more fashionable than ever have long since moved on, leaving Starbucks to move in. There’s something in that, you know. You could say they probably have a similar outlook in regards to ripping off their customers, and probably went to the same empathy finishing school. Just look at how they spell your name on their cups and you get the picture fast. It’s like they weren’t even listening.

Thank goodness those darn homeless types can’t afford the coffee. Ruins your hipster vibe when you have to pretend to care about 171px-hipster-358479_640smelly/shabby/depressing people to impress of your cute girlfriend/boyfriend. And it’s not the kind of glamorous hobo vibe that George Orwell had going on in your much-thumbed copy of ‘Down and Out in ParisĀ and London‘ that you’ve to do that modern lit. essay on. You don’t really like to think about the 677 families with 1,425 dependents who are currently either in homeless accomodation (B&Bs), who have to walk the streets all day with no money in their pockets, or living in hotels with no cooking facilities to make a dinner with their kids. You know how lucky you are, but you wish you hadn’t read the headlines, ‘cos it’s putting you off your latte.

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