Your STARBUCKS GOSSIP webmaster has been bugging the PEET'S COFFEE people about getting wi-fi for over a year now. Finally, one of the employees at the Evanston, IL store admitted last weekend: "We're never going to get it. It's not a Peet's thing." (Maybe he just wanted to shut me up permanently about the damn wireless Internet.) The guy then added: "Of course, we were never going to get flavored drinks, either." (And then they did.) Any Peet's corporate employees out there who can set the record straight on wi-fi at your stores?
> Also, it's interesting to compare STARBUCKS vs. PEET'S culture. My observation: Starbucks employees at least try to be friendly (even though it's usually a fake friendly); Peet's employees think they're too good to be working in a coffee shop and really don't want to be dealing with you. They don't even bother to disguise their hostility. The Peet's stores go for the oh-so-stuffy ambiance (enough with the classical music!), while Starbucks works to be hip (Beck is on heavy rotation in Evanston). YOUR OBSERVATIONS?