A Seattle woman ate nothing but Starbucks food for an entire year, spending nearly $600 a month on meals. Source
I follow her on twitter. To be fair, it’s easier to do that in Seattle where you can go to Evolution Fresh and Teavana and La Boulange stores and they have the Starbucks Evenings menu. If I tried to do that in suburban NJ I’d be living on protein bistro boxes and fruit cups and I’d be miserable.
I’m tired of people responding to a viral attempt to decrease worldsuck with such negative attitudes. If you don’t like the Ice Bucket Challenge, fine.
You don’t have to:
- make fun of me for doing it
- make fun of me for thinking it’s a good thing
- condemn it as immoral because one of many organizations that you can donate to uses practices you don’t agree with (seriously take ten freaking seconds to google things)
- ask me if I even know what ALS is or why I’m doing this (I know full well what it is and why I’m doing it. Maybe not everyone does but if even a few more people than before understand it then that’s a few more people than did before they poured water on their heads).
You can instead:
- find another organization that you do like and support that, and encourage others to do the same. Add to the awesome instead of taking away from it.
- not participate or donate but not make a big deal about it
- stop trying to ruin something that has made so many people who have ALS feel good in spite of a disease that is a very short, very horrible death sentence.
That is all.