It was a sad day on Friday when the Starbucks across the street from work permanently closed. As seen in the picture above, by 4 o'clock workers had already started to remove the sign on the front of the building.
It's hard to believe that the amount of coffee our office buys from this location was not enough to make it profitable.
We found out months ago that our Starbucks was slated for closure and so began the journey through Kubler-Ross' Seven Stages of Grief and Dying.
Stage One - Shock/Disbelief
- "Shut up! You are totally lying, it's not closing! I don't believe you. That's not even funny."
Stage Two - Denial
- "Look, there are no signs posted saying they are closing."
Stage Three - Anger
- "WTF, now I am going to have to buy coffee in the Cafe and they don't make White Chocolate Mocha's or Caramel Frappuccino's, I am so mad!"
Stage Four - Bargaining
- "I heard someone started a petition, maybe we can save this place!"
Stage Five - Guilt
- "If I only would have gone everyday this wouldn't have happened."
Stage Six - Depression
- "It's so sad, I wonder what is going to happen to all the employees?"
Stage Seven - Acceptance And Hope