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Baristas and show business

My initial idea for easing the problems of racism, exotica and robbery at Spokane coffee stands – employing “burkaristas” (baristas in burkas to mask ethnicity and gender) – gained little traction. Now, after reading about our coffee servers carrying guns as a solution, my new idea goes the opposite direction: “bikini baristas packing heat.”

Imagine this job creating a tourist draw. Add fast cars, and our armed, crime-fighting bikini baristas will certainly be the next North by Northwest series of locally produced feature films; stimulate the economy, stimulate gun enthusiasts and, well, it’s just a win-win.

Blake Albretsen

Spokane Valley



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