Why Was This Guy Banned From All Starbucks Coffee Shops?
This is quite the controversy, and as I think about it, I actually side with the guy! Here's the backstory below
According to the news site that I seem to visit on a daily basis, Newser.com, a guy from Florida has at least temporarily been banned from Starbucks everywhere. Why? He doesn't like people who park in handicapped spots.
Rob Rowen lives in Tampa. He would sit in the parking lot and watch people who pull into a handicapped spot without any sign of being disabled. No limping, no crutches, no wheelchair, nothing. He would take pictures of the violators too (ok, that might be a little much) and he would go into the store and continue the conversation with the violators.
Again, it's a little extreme, but the store manager took the customer's side and banned HIM.
Rob's own son-in-law has muscular dystrophy and has had a hard time finding spots, so that's been his motivation.
They eventually lifted the ban. Maybe it's because he set up a Facebook page, labeling himself Rob "Starbucks Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" Rowen.
OK, I'll let YOU weigh in on this- Is this guy a pain in the butt who should mind his own business, or do we need more "Robs" in the world? I'm with Rob.