Green Starbucks Cup

Hmmm…not so sure about that green cup

The other day, I passed a man lying on the street in a sleeping bag surrounded by carts full of his stuff. I stopped and offered him a Starbucks gift card with $5 on it.

He looked at me very kindly and said, “No, thank you. I’m not a customer of theirs anymore.” (True story…verbatim)

I could see on his face he felt they’d disrespected him. I was shocked he turned it down, but oddly proud and inspired. And I realized what an important lesson he shared: Don’t disrespect yourself by doing business with people that don’t value you.

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