Recently I found myself in Roseburg, Oregon while away on work. With its streets lined with chain stores and more than a few seedy characters, I found Roseburg to be an uninspiring, somewhat sketchy town. That is, until I stopped at one of the hundreds of coffee stands there. Expecting to drive up and order my normal americano, imagine my surprise when this beauty greeted me at the window:
I was curious about the coffee shop, so when I got back to my room, the first thing I did (OK maybe not the first thing) was look up Bouncin’ Betty’s Coffee Company. I found a YouTube video from a local news segment that revealed a controversy about these bikini baristas.
Some people thought it was fun, while other’s comments ranged from:
"I find it extremely disgusting, and I'm sure I'm not the only wife and mother that feel this way,"
"I mean, it has it's place, but not in a coffee shop."
I wonder what she meant by 'it'. Bikini baristas have their place? Beautiful women have their place?
Personally, I think a coffee stand is a great place for a beautiful bikini barista. True, the coffee shop is making more money now that they hired bikini baristas, but does that mean they’re exploiting women? Is it a bad thing to get sexually aroused while buying coffee? There’s an old saying that I think could apply here:
“It doesn’t matter where you get your appetite, as long as you go home to eat.”
What do you think? Is this just another capitalistic exploitation of women, or a fun sexy way to get your cup of joe?