DAILY SEAN: “Discrete Sheep” Want Their Money Baaaa-ack

lamb250 (FranchisePick.Com)  Today’s Quote:

We are discrete sheep—we want to see how the drove is going, and then we go with the drove.

          –  Mark Twain

All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.

          – Edmund Burke

Nothing personal toward Joshua, Angela, David, Christy and other recent commenters, but after a year and a half of writing about Cuppy’s Coffee, warning people, donating my time writing dozens of posts, my sympathy toward the Java Jo’z and Cuppy’s Coffee depositers is wearing a bit thin.

If you haven’t followed this saga, in a nutshell there are hundreds of people who naively handed over tens of thousands of dollars to these guys for a Cuppy’s Coffee franchise.  These deposits were to be refundable if the “depositers” couldn’t get funding approved.  When they couldn’t get funding, the depositers were told their deposit money was gone… spent… sorry about that. 

Instead of speaking out publicly and warning others, these depositers willingly accepted gag orders and a weak deal to get part of their money back over a ridiculously long time frame. The few who posted comments here and elsewhere clammed up once they got their deal.  They got a few measly payments and then (surprise surprise) the payments stopped.

I’ve been writing on Cuppy’s Coffee for going on two years and can tell you this: The blog postings were the only thing that ever spurred these guys to action. If only half of you had stepped forward to publicly tell your story, the media, law enforcement and regulators could not ignore it in this election year. Imagine the outcry. Even if you had held off to go public until the first day after your first payment was missed… but you remained silent except for anonymous comments.

Dozens of Cuppy’s Coffee franchisees and franchise depositers were sent an invitation to fill out this interview questionaire and email it to unhappyfranchisee[at]gmail.com for posting.

Do you know how many of you Cuppy’s Coffee depositers have had the guts to publicly tell their stories? Five.

Five stepped forward to speak out, to expose this fraud, to stand up for themselves and also to warn others.

Five weren’t afraid to exercise their 1st amendment rights.

There’s a name for that: The Silence of the Lambs

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I can’t say that I’ve lost my sympathy for the victims of Cuppy’s Coffee.  I haven’t. 

But it’s hard to argue with those who contend that sheep are made for shearing.

And somebody’s got enough wool to stay nice and toasty warm this winter.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  SHARE A COMMENT BELOW.

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More on Cuppy’s Coffee:

CUPPY’S COFFEE, Java Jo’z, Elite Manufacturing, Medina Blogliography

Cuppy’s Coffee, Elite Manufacturing Franchise Complaint on Rip-off Report

Cuppy’s Coffee Overview/Interviews (Unhappy Franchisee)

Does Cuppy’s Coffee or Elite Manufacturing Owe You Money?

CUPPY’S COFFEE: Attorney Rudy Harper & Assistant Desiree (Reportedly) Resign

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