I thought this specific message was targeting North Americans for whom $3 is a realistic
price. If the message is for worldwide use I would also find it offensive in its US
centric price claims. I am in Africa, where a cup of coffee would normally be less than $3
US, but is enormously variable depending on where you are, what coffee you drink, and who
you buy it from. I don't drink coffee myself, so not particularly expert on the
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Someone recently complained that referring to the equivalent of USD $3
as the cost of a cup of coffee was incorrect and substantially
offensive in Brazil. And then a few weeks later there was a discussion
about how donations are so much smaller in the developing world.
Coincidence? I don't think so.
On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 10:11 AM Peter Southwood
It is a bit of a wall of text, but at first reading the message is less offensive than
many previous versions.
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