With apologies (but no trademark infringement) to The New Yorker
As of next December, the hardcaffeinating staff will be buying its coffee elsewhere from the People’s Republic of Brookline.
Wednesday’s Boston Globe:
Vote boots Styrofoam
BROOKLINE — A special Town Meeting voted Tuesday night to ban the use of Styrofoam in the town for takeout food containers and beverages.
By a vote of 169-to-27, the Town Meeting elected to prohibit the use of disposable polystyrene, also known by its trademarked name Styrofoam, for food and beverages packaged in food service establishments in Brookline.
As a result, Dunkin’ Donuts and other restaurants that serve hot coffee in plastic foam cups will have to use an alternative cup in town, beginning in December 2013. “It seems to me that the environmental effects are reason enough to ban this stuff,” said Nancy Heller, the Town Meeting member who proposed the ban.
The hardworking staff has no kids so, to be honest, we don’t care as much as Brookline goo-goos might about the environmental effects of styrofoam. Add to that, the Dunkin’ Donuts medium coffee cup stands as one of the design triumphs of our era.
Conclusion: We think the annoying effects of this vote are reason enough to ban Nancy Heller.