fake trees

there are fake plants inside places. why not fake trees outside of places? they would lways be in bloom, never shed making for easy clean up, plus you could "install" trees in residential/corporate environments in full 'maturity'. they would look awesome from day one and never dying. You could even switch them out if they became out of fashion. also, no roots... plumbing bills no more. someone should do that, theres money in that idea. k bye.

Ebay has this great feature that will let you block certain user names from bidding on your items. T

Ebay has this great feature that will let you block certain user names from bidding on your items. Twitter should have something like this, because there are a lot of annoying bots still out there. And there should be sites that will allow you to report suspected bots and a way to integrate a list/feed of these bots into your blocked list so you don't have to keep adding them when others have already done so. Then Twitter could actively offer this free service integration to their members old and new. Can someone make that happen for me, thanks. 

The time is 10:03am Until recently I've made a daily pilgrimage to the local Starbucks for espresso

The time is 10:03am Until recently I've made a daily pilgrimage to the local Starbucks for espresso and a croissant. Everyday out of habit or a feeling of obligation I tip a buck and change. I have realized lots of things after this habit. One is, companies could make a lot of money if they simply tailored their prices to the local tax codes. For example, instead of charging 4.60 for a drink why not just charge 5.00. Especially when your product line consists of a few dozen products. And especially when the product is something like coffee or some other price inflated product that only people with lots of disposable income pay for. I think it would be appreciated by the customers (who are dumb and can't do math well) and also the shareholders. Obviously. The only ones that might suffer and the baristas or employees. I think tipping might go down slightly because instead of giving a dollar and some change for cash paying customers (the two of them left out there) they might just tip a dollar instead. But that's ok because, and this brings me to my second realization... the service at Starbucks SUCKS. I used capital letters there to add emphasis, oh you already knew that? Well what's done is done so stop dwelling on the past.

Seriously though, I'll grant that Starbucks does have some above average coffee (or stool softener, whatever you want to call it) but these people have become so accustomed to receiving tip that your gratuity means absolutely nothing to them. It seems like if you want good service you have to be an asshole, and while I'm definitely an asshole in most cases, I am never an asshole to members of the service industry. At first I thought that I just wouldn't tip anymore, but then a good friend suggested that I just never go there anymore... a much better solution. Sorry I'm on the train so my post is short today.