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I'm kinda bummed right now. I just found out that my favorite coffeeshop, Ruth Marie's Coffee and Teas, is closed. I found out about this coffeeshop a little over a year ago when my Spanish teacher took my Spanish class there during finals week because we only needed to have one final discussion, and she's taken us there several times since then. I've taken my friends there, bought to-go fruit drinks, went there a couple of times with the ex bf... All in all, it was a place I could have gone to much too frequently for my wallet's sake.<br><br><br><br>
The staff were some awesome customer-service people, and I made sure to mention them when I wrote a review of the coffeeshop (it also has a light lunch menu). I wrote the review of them last December, but it didn't get printed in the last issue of the student newspaper for the semester because there was so much news that the editor decided to wait until this semester to print it.<br><br><br><br>
Over Christmas Break, I went to Ruth Marie's at least twice, and it was the same as it always has been; relaxing and cheery.<br><br><br><br>
The review was printed in last week's edition of the student newspaper. I got a call tonight from the assistant editor, saying that someone from the nursing dept. at school called her to say that Ruth Marie's has been closed since last school year. I knew that lady couldn't have been right, but I decided to check it out, anyway. I called the Ruth Marie's number and found out that it was disconnected.<br><br><br><br>
Then I tried the Ruth Marie's website <<a href="http://www.ruthmaries.com" target="_blank">www.ruthmaries.com</a>> and I was completely shocked! (WARNING: SITE CONTAINS EXCREMENT PICTURES!!!) There had been a complete menu and other general info about the shop, but all that was gone. I'm guessing that there was some real discord going on at that place, and some employee felt the need to bash the shop with a really disgusting joke.<br><br><br><br>
Now I'm not sure if a retraction of the review is in order... should the student newspaper make some kind of acknowledgment of this?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br><br><br>
I would think that a retraction would probably be unnecessary, as restaurants close all the time.<br><br><br><br>
However, if the place has been closed since before the review was printed, that may be a good reason to remove it.<br><br><br><br>
What does the editor think?
 

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please in the future warn us of poop pictures. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> thank you.
 

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I don't know if the editor has even thought of a retraction or other newspaper action yet. I'm going to call her shortly and see what she has to say. I talked with her about half an hour ago, and she didn't say anything other than "Ew, that's gross" then.
 

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Kreeli,<br><br>
I did! Isn't that what "sick and disgusting warning" indicates? If you didn't want to see anything sick or disgusting... then why other than curiosity did you click on it?
 

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well, if you MUST know my thought processes, first i thought to myself, "goodness! i sure would like to know what happened to skylark's favourite coffee shop! she doesn't say what she found on the webpage, only that she found it "sick and disgusting", and i'd like to know what went on so maybe there's a story on it there". also, i saw the warning and said to myself, "skylark is a different person with different ideas about things in the world, and what she finds sick and disgusting may not be sick and disgusting to me, so i'll click and see what happens."<br><br><br><br>
but, i'm definitely SEVERELY GROSSED OUT by pictures of poop. so a little warning would have been nice. just one little extra word ("poop") would have been enough. what's the big deal?
 

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Ok, I'll edit my first post to include a little more detail.
 

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And yes, I realize that I have different standards than many people here. I wasn't sure how detailed I should be in my initial post, and I thought perhaps putting a big bold warning might make people even more curious.<br><br><br><br>
I don't have a problem with changing diapers because that's just a fact of life, but adult feces are just... not somewhere we need to go.
 

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thanks, skylark! you're a real peach! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Kreeli,<br><br>
I'm not sure whether you were being sarcastic or not...
 

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no sarcasm, skylark. i was truly happy you edited your post at my request. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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Maybe it's a good thing it closed down- sounds like there were some angry employees there, and either they were treated unfairly, or just angry. Either way, don't trust angry employees with your food. Just sayin'
 

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When it was open, I always felt good about eating/drinking what they made because the food/drink preparation was all in plain sight. Sure, there were pantries and stuff you couldn't see into.
 

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I never thought Skylark was the type to visit a coffee shop.<br><br><br><br>
O , wait, coffee shop is different in America(sorry)
 

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What's a coffee shop in your area, 1vegan? This has me curious!
 

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is 1vegan from holland? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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