Even free at thrift shops. Some places (particularly Langley, B.C. for some reason) get so much close-to-best-by baking that they have to implore customers to take it. Not enough hungry, poor and homeless.
Cream rises to the top. So does scum.
Sep 15th, 2020 9:14 pm
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Sep 21st, 2020 10:29 pm
I must be part of the 'poor' 80s kids. Though I generally classify near the end of Gen-X, I fall into the 'Xennial' camp. We drank beer as teens in the 90s whatever was cheap or known. Labatt Ice, Export, Dry, Schlitz for a time, etc.EastGTARedFlagger wrote: ↑ We pretty much agree on everything but I wanted to touch on this point:
They won't go to Tim's when they outgrow Frappuccinos. They'll either stay with Starbucks and first progress to those "hot candy in a cup" drinks -- PSL, cinnamon dolce latte, caramel macchiato, gingerbread latte -- and eventually to the adult drinks like flat whites, doppio espresso macchiatos, etc, or decide they're "too cool for Starbucks, which is for amateurs" and turn all coffee-snob by going to places like Intelligentsia, Stumptown, and Blue Bottle in the USA (so for the GTA I'm thinking Sam James, Fahrenheit, Pilot, Balzac's, etc.). Tim's will always be uncool for this group. Tim's lost them and can never get them back.
The equivalent would be a beer drinker from that age group. Probably drank Budweiser when they were teens, but once legal, turn into beer-snobs and buy nothing but hoppy craft beer. Bud lost this group in the same way Tim's did.
Remember, Gen Z and Millennials are more like rich spoiled 80's kids -- very upmarket, or want to look the part. Tim Hortons and Budweiser are beneath them. They weren't beat into submission by the boomers and destined to lives of poverty like Gen X was. This is why Tim's owns Gen X and needs to keep them. Tim's is for poor people, those with money (or think they do) wouldn't be caught dead there. Where do you see panhandlers spend all that spare change they got? Not Starbucks....
The outlook for Tim's is very bleak given the demographics they rely on.
Sep 22nd, 2020 8:14 am
The Tims around the corner is sooo fast.
Sep 22nd, 2020 9:09 am
It has been in my experience. I find them very slow especially when people order food.
Sep 22nd, 2020 10:31 am
Ya - other than students, not many Canadians want to work fast food, especially in large cities.Shaner wrote: ↑ It has been in my experience. I find them very slow especially when people order food.
There does also seem to be a lot of newer Canadians suddenly working at all the Tims in my area. There's a large language barrier, so that likely doesn't help things. Things might be better now though. I haven't been to a Tims in at least 3 months, probably longer.
Sep 22nd, 2020 10:50 am