21 Aug

london 6pm 26C sunny  tuesday 2018

went to that pop up store, lush, for the free vegan coffee. the owner was telling me about how it is to raise awareness of disposable cups, and that they will be there till 7sept and asking me to come again. rather interesting these promotion ideas and freebies. are they effective in changing behaviour, i wonder.

a lady who came in after me wanted to buy 2 of their made -to- last cups, and when they asked if she would like coffee in it, said she actually came in just to buy the cups.

they are £4 each. (added 24.8.18. i misheard , twice, once when the assistant told me , and now twice, when a guy who was making a video at the shop today, was talking of the cups. i asked him why he said they cost £4 when the sign says they cost £12 and he said he did say £12. but i heard him say £4. i can only say it must be my hearing. even so these cups made from recycleable paper are expensive though elsewhere are selling at this price too, so it is the norm. but you do wonder why must it be so expensive. it wont encourage people to use them. ) i use mine, which cost me £1 from a charity shop. but i bought it years ago, now i doubt they cost that even in charity shops.

24.8.18 friday. the shop was empty of people today, when i went at about lunch time. strange isn’t it? earlier i was at berwick st, where there were lines of people queuing for the street food there. it was a short distance to that street, yet this free coffee place is empty… maybe people dont like vegan coffee… )

the almond milk does impart a strange taste to the coffee…cow’s milk dont cause such a distinctive alteration of the taste… or maybe it does but i am so used to it that i dont notice. i wonder if soya milk also alters the taste of the coffee. or maybe the almond milk dont disguise the bitterness of the coffee, unlike cow’s milk. and that is all there is, the difference in taste is just how effective they mask the bitter taste of coffee… 

i wonder if this campaign will succeed in persuading everyone to carry around a made to last coffee cup with them everywhere and use it to carry their coffee that they buy in the shops. what do u think? will it catch on? somehow i dont think so. the cup is bulky… and needs to be washed when u get home and dried. 

today my gmail looked different. i was rather taken aback when i opened it and their logo , an M on an envelope came up. i am still not used to it, and the initial response i got to it, is i dislike it… but i guess that is always the usual response with something new and i guess i shall accept it even though i will still like the old look. i only hope that i wont start getting adverts in it, like hotmail when they changed their look.

in fact a survey came up when i was in hotmail, asking me if i would recommend them and when i put a 2, very unlikely, they asked me why and i gave that as the reason. so many scam emails now and some of it with my own address, so i cannot block it. and i compared them to gmail and asked why hotmail cannot be like gmail, with no adverts and no scam. if gmail can filter out all those scam emails, why cant hotmail? of course, they could reply, then stop using our hotmail and go to gmail then, why dont you? haha. so even with all those scam and adverts i continue to use hotmail. habits die hard i guess.


7 Responses to “changes”

  1. juliehcares Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    I have both as well. I use hotmail for social media sites (like this one) an gmail for other things. I saw the change yesterday too! It was different!!! And then you could pick if you wanted classic view or 2 others, I stuck with classic – it’s still different though!

    • alifesgayventure Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

      the choice they gave me was default and comfortable. i hit the default, but now i wish i have seen what the comfortable looks like. unfortunately i cannot find the button to bring up the selection again.

      • juliehcares Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

        There’s got to be a way to change it, right?

      • alifesgayventure Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

        in mine, it seems to have removed that option to chose. maybe anyone chosing default automatically signals the other options will be removed forever.

      • alifesgayventure Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

        oh, i found that button, it is called settings and there i got the option to chose the classic. i think in your case, you can only chose gmail, the new default. the difference, is the new logo at the beginning, but also a side bar on the right showing calendar,keep, notes

      • juliehcares Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

        Thanks! I’ll look under settings to see the different options.

  2. alifesgayventure Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    maybe in yours, you can still chose, so find out how to bring up the options again, and perhaps i might be able to follow it and bring up the options in mine.

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