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Praise Starbucks moving in across the street from me

Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by Puppiesonacid, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I have an avocado 40 year old cooking pot (that was from the first set of cookware I ever bought when I got my first apartment) that is the absolute perfect pot for making popcorn.
    I use it for nothing but that.
    :popc: Rick
  2. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Ha ha.....love that post, Rick. I haven't followed the thread for a few days,
    and came back to find just your comment. Smiling.... :icon21:
  3. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    So much science!!

    Am I the only one here who just boils the billy and chucks a teaspoon of instant into a mug with milk and sugar?
  4. Ylva

    Ylva SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Shudder. I sincerely hope you are the only one!!! ;)
  5. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    And just when I was getting the hang of BritSpeak, we now have AusSpeak. A translation might be in order for those of us deficient in AusSpeak.
  6. FrameMakers

    FrameMakers PFG, Picture Framing God

    I have never even had a sip of coffee and after 47 (nearly 48) years I don't plan on starting anytime soon.
  7. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Billy-can. You boil it up over your camp fire. ;) Or failing that, use a kettle.

    # Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong
    Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
    And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled:
    "Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me?"

    Pick the bones outta that mate. :kaffeetrinker_2:
  8. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    You've never taste coffee? Good Heavens man, that's not normal. :kaffeetrinker_2:

    I got the impression that you Aussies take your coffee very seriously. When we ordered "coffee" in restaurants during our recent Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne teaching tour, they brought us "long black", which apparently is a double espresso. It wasn't until the 8th day of the trip that we learned "percolated" coffee is the Australian equivalent to our American coffee, and some restaurants don't even offer it.
  9. osgood

    osgood SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I know a few people who use instant, but not many!

    I can just imagine a blazing fire in your worshop with a billy hanging on a wire, in the flames from moulding offcuts, with noxious fumes coming off the compo, every time you have a cuppa!

    "American coffee"/percolated coffee is not very common down here, as you've discovered. I have tried some 'American coffee' in your country a couple of times and it varied in strength quite a bit. I recognize that it's not really a 'way of life' for us down here. I don't think we have a 'generic coffee' and most people order a specific type!
    Cappacino is very popular along with a lot of other varieties at coffee shops, cafes and restaurants.
    We have a pod machine at home, but drink tea much more often than coffee! Black for me!

    See the traditional 'billycan' known as a 'billy' here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billycan
  10. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    [strike]You don't know what you're missing.[/strike] That's OK... leaves more for the rest of us.
    :icon11: Rick
  11. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God


    :cool: Rick
  12. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    You can have mine too. I have had at most 3 sips of coffee in my life, all under duress (maybe this will sober up this sucker), the last being around 1964.
  13. Puppiesonacid

    Puppiesonacid SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    figured why start another thread.. but now a Joyanns is moving in the mall up the road from me. not sure if they will have framing yet. Couldn't see enough of the store since its to blocked off to tell yet. opening in a few days or so.

    I don't think they all do, and it be a crummy location for framing as in... very hard to get the picture to the car.
  14. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Puppies... YES, this should be another thread. :) As this would be the second diversion of this thread.

    I am not positive but I believe that is typically the JoAnns Super Stores that offer custom framing.

    This hasn't seemed to stop them nor their other big box brethern from expanding over the years nor the thousand of customer who carry art into them from some pretty giant parking lots. Cosumers will do all sorts of things if they feel that there is a benefit.

  15. treeves

    treeves CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    that 10% off would'nt get it her, Michael's has 50-60 off all time, and 50 then 35 off several times a yr, they never sell at the original price, a jersey shadow box was 1300, 650 at 50 off, my reg price is 200 - 350 all day every day....good luck, enjoy the coffee.....they don't have to do a lot of framing at those prices.....one or two a day is great, so said the Lady in the framing dept.....
  16. Kwik Picture Framing

    Kwik Picture Framing Guest

    We have row of Kebab shops around us, Very good our framing business:p
  17. Puppiesonacid

    Puppiesonacid SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    starbucks generates a lot of traffic in front of the store now. they have a line all day long... well until around 2 or so, then there are still people, but no real line. it was built as a drive thru mostly.
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