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On The Rise of Fake Good Coffee

From the Keurig website:

"At Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., we are passionate about our business and look for ways to be more sustainable in everything that we do. Over the past several years we have grown rapidly and today we are a leading personal beverage system company. Our growth and evolution blends a socially responsible, premium coffee roaster with a high-tech, innovative appliance maker, making our unique and powerful business model possible."

Then why, for christ's sake, are you manufacturing a product that uses so much effing packaging? If anything's going to make me go postal it's the waste generated by those machines.

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm 1

On Ask Polly: I Was Dumped After a Freak Accident and I Can't Move On

I've been sharing this story with my girlfriends all afternoon. So much to learn from this. Thank you, dear LW, and thank you, Polly.

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm 1

On Teens Scramble For New Opportunity To Debase Themselves

@BadUncle Enjoy your bubble. I'm the mother of a 10-yr-old girl and seriously considering a move to Amish country. Except is there really any place that's safe anymore?

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 12:01 pm 0

On My Hairdo Is Not Your Safari

@SaraTonin It was a(n apparently bad) joke.

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 11:39 am 0

On My Hairdo Is Not Your Safari

Jenna - this happens to me a lot, too. I'm a white woman with super-curly, long-ish brown hair. If I get a good vibe from the person, I don't really mind the hair-touching, but I've never said no to anyone. Probably need a better sense of personal boundaries in order to keep grubby hands out of my hair but that's another comment for another day. I suspect people want to touch your hair because it's so beautiful and this has less to do with skin color than pure tactile desire but who knows? My daughter is Asian and I find myself stroking her hair all the time. It's all sikly and blue-black and thick. Enjoy your lovely curls - perhaps you could keep a bottle of hand sanitizer on you and make folks use it before touching??? :-)

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm 1

On Don't Stop Running

I loved this - so perfectly honest and lacking the pretension that sometimes accompanies pieces about life lessons. I come from a family drowning in (and in a few cases, drowned by) depression and self-harm and I think the concept of not stopping - running, living, name your present participle - has saved my life more than a time or two. Thank you, Cord.

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm 0

On A Treasury of the World's Worst Online Dating Stories

@anvil **SPOILER** It became the subplot to The Hangover II instead.

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm 0

On My Three-Month Facebook Dialogue With A Scammer From Malaysia Pretending To Be A Beautiful Woman

I started laughing and crying at this point:

I don't! I have an IM on my bank account but I would need to give you my bank account number and password. Do you want it?

Brilliant!

Posted on December 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm 0