Coffee ain't gonna cut it if you're dead...

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Coffee ain't gonna cut it if you're dead...

Postby wings » July 11th, 2012, 7:43 pm

Those grieving the dearly departed at Robinson Funeral Home in Easley will soon have a little something extra to soothe the pain: a cup of Starbucks' joe.

The fourth-generation funeral home and crematory is adding a new section to its existing facilities which includes business offices, a chapel, and a special wing aptly named "Coffee Corner," where soon a Starbucks will open.

The owner, Chris Robinson, explains how coffee has always been part of the family business, saying his great-grandfather started the funeral home inside a main street general store, where people would gather and drink coffee.

Robinson, who's a bit worried people will get the wrong idea about the coffee shop, says it's simply one more service for people to choose, but one that's certainly not mandatory.

"You walk in the front, and it's off to the side," Robinson said. "It's not like it's right up front."

Robinson has hired staff to run the Starbucks franchise which will be open to the public, not just to those attending services.

Starbucks will install equipment and menus at the end of July, and Robinson expects the shop to open sometime in August.

If funeral-goers worry about not getting free cups of coffee at visitations and other services, fear not, the owner says.

"We'll still have the homemade Robinson coffee, too," he said.

The Robinson Starbucks will be the first in Easley, but because it's not a full-sized store, they're not allowed to put Starbucks' signage on the building's exterior as part of the agreement with the coffee giant.
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Re: Coffee ain't gonna cut it if you're dead...

Postby sfsuphysics » July 11th, 2012, 7:48 pm

*sips Starbucks*

*chatting away on cell phone*

Yeah, I'll be here another 30 minutes max..

... I don't know some aunt or something

... kind of forced to be here since they did send me an invite

... Damn right at the field? ****, I'm ditching this snoozefest not like she's going to miss me, be there in 15 minutes
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Re: Coffee ain't gonna cut it if you're dead...

Postby wings » July 11th, 2012, 8:16 pm

sfsuphysics wrote:*sips Starbucks*

*chatting away on cell phone*

Yeah, I'll be here another 30 minutes max..

... I don't know some aunt or something

... kind of forced to be here since they did send me an invite

... Damn right at the field? ****, I'm ditching this snoozefest not like she's going to miss me, be there in 15 minutes


:lol:

I'd like a double ash grande latte please.
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Re: Coffee ain't gonna cut it if you're dead...

Postby tangirl » July 11th, 2012, 8:35 pm

Yeah, that's kinda how I'm seeing it too, wings. Gross.

And it's open to the public? Classy.
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Re: Coffee ain't gonna cut it if you're dead...

Postby Carl Spackler » July 11th, 2012, 11:40 pm

I need a STIFF drink. Oh wait all they have is coffee.
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Re: Coffee ain't gonna cut it if you're dead...

Postby _Andy » July 11th, 2012, 11:41 pm

I'd be careful ordering a cup of Joe.
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Re: Coffee ain't gonna cut it if you're dead...

Postby _Andy » July 11th, 2012, 11:45 pm

I wonder how many people will get tongue tied and order a cup of coffin?
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Re: Coffee ain't gonna cut it if you're dead...

Postby Matt_ » July 12th, 2012, 12:34 am

You're on a roll Andy. :lol:

There is a funeral home in Davis where the family lives upstairs. They have a big backyard behind the house. Turns out this family was a big fan of bounce houses on the kid's birthdays. On more than one occasion, I got to witness people filing in the front of the house to see their dead loved one, while simultaneously kids in the backyard were screaming their lungs out and stuffing their faces with cake in a gigantic bounce house. Really bizarre.
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