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DAILY STAFF WRITER

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily coumn too busy basking in the sun to make fun of anything.After wandering around Summit Up Land on a sunny Saturday – which also happened to be Make A Difference Day, so hundreds of people were out doing volunteer work – it’s kind of hard not have this dumb grin on our faces. In addition, you had your usual hordes of outdoor enthusiasts biking, kayaking and hiking around. You couldn’t ask for a more uplifting fall day.So, in celebration, we hereby declare a moratorium on nonsense and congenial ribbing … OK, that was quite long enough. Let’s rip on some people.***This Scum Alert!! Scum Alert!! goes out to the good-fer-nuthin’ who backed into a car in Cecelia’s parking lot in Breck Friday night. A disappointed young lady called to say somebody – possibly in a GMC with out-of-state plates – completely smashed her car, moving it several feet. There was a witness, apparently, but that person disappeared before the police could get a statement. She’s hoping someone saw something and will call the Breck P.D. to fill them in.In the meantime, let’s hope what goes around comes around.***We have bad news for our local coffee shops. An anonymous person sent us an e-mail explaining why the writer has become a Starbucks supporter (although not enough of a supporter to include his or her name). We’ll let the writer explain:”Before Starbucks arrived in Breckenridge, I would get my morning coffee at various coffee shops in town. There was always a long wait, and most of the time I would receive a side of attitude along with my cup of joe. I put up with it, a bit annoyed but happy to have my dose of caffeine. At one establishment on Main Street, the counter help was so rude to me I almost walked out, but when she saw me talk to her friend and realized I was a local she instantly became very pleasant. Does one need to live in town to be treated kindly? I accidentally became a Starbucks customer when one of my co-workers gave me a Starbucks card as a thank you gift. I was amazed that I received my coffee quickly and with a smile. I went into a local Main Street coffee shop the other day, and the counter help was so unpleasant that I will solely give my business to Starbucks. If local business owners don’t want Starbucks to take away from their business, they need to train their employees the basics on customer service. Friends let friends (in Breck) drink Starbucks!”***Oh, Sunday, please let the sunshine in. We crave it so. Tell us what you’re craving at summitup@summitdaily.com, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just tell us how it’s not so much of a craving as a yen on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.We’re out taking off our shirts, blinding the airline pilots overhead …


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