Mourning Joe: Funeral Home Installs a Starbucks

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Well, here’s probably the worst barista gig we’ve heard of: The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina, is installing a Starbucks. No more need for relatives to be distracted during services by a caffeine craving when they can slurp their way through a grief-uccino or sip on some coffin coffee! Starbucks is not allowing the funeral home to put up signage outside, purportedly because this isn’t a full-size store (yeah, we bet that’s why), but owner Chris Robinson assures local reporters the joint is open to the public as well. Hmmm, something about this smacks of poor taste, and it’s not just Starbucks’ signature over-roasted beans. [News 7]