Mobile Minutes: Hot Topic

In the world of constant discrimination lawsuits, glass ceilings, and riots, I too have a point of frustration.

I would love to do a case study on tickets issued to males compared to females when pulled over by the police on the highway.

I’ll use Darco as the example.
Several months ago she was pulled over for failing to stop. No ticket.
Today she was pulled over for our license plate not being visible (after having the Mazda3 for nearly two years), and for driving too long in the left lane. To no surprise, even by way of a state trooper, no tickets were issued. Even after disclosing the amount of the citation, no ticket.

I can think back to the times I’ve been stopped in my life, to date only one pulled me over due to a serious light issue and didn’t give me a ticket.

Also, just an FYI to police out there, this is not a good way to get me to enjoy your company, especially when speaking to my wife:

Don’t park next to a guardrail. I don’t want to get hit. Sure, I don’t care if you get hit, I’ll even back up for you. I just don’t want to get hit.


Mobile Minutes: Work Load

There we go!

Now I feel useful. I swear that I’ve been staring in front of a computer screen for the entire day…literally. It’s been one email after one blog update after another email.

It’s work, I feel like it’s work, and it’s going to work. It’s worth the effort because I know it is feasible.

Can you imagine landing an account where you get to share with the world that there is a unknown President that exists in Missouri that wasn’t Truman? Exactly. That’s tourism money waiting to be tapped into.

Keep typing, blinking, and working.


Mobile Minutes: Wine Shop

I thought up a unique concept for a business in the city that I live in. The reality is that this city; which is INSANELY OLD has so much potential in the development side, but just needs…something; you know?

Either way; I’ve thought up a new business [that I’m not going to do, but someone is free to work on].

A wine shop.

In Missouri?

Most definitely in Missouri.

As it turns out; Missouri is huge on the wine industry [I hate the stuff personally]. Even within my lifetime I’ve seen over twenty new wineries/vineyards open up just in my region of the state. That’s some serious grape action.

My thought:

Devise a unique building; placed in a downtown area. It strictly sells wine, not out of the box. In fact; it’s such as a specialty store that it isn’t just selling wine, it’s selling just wine that is made in Missouri. The store is broken into regions such as Ozark Highlands, Herrman, Augusta, Western, etc…

It doesn’t require a massive amount of square footage, but it requires the right demographics of customers. In the city I currently live in; that’d be a challenge. Though, it would go over well in an area such as the City Market in Kansas City, or even perhaps the Crossroads District.

I dream of something like that, a unique shop, forming within a revitalized downtown area of historic uniqueness and culture.

Anyways; that’s my two cents on a new business concept. This is what I do in my free time; construct new ideas within my mind.


Mobile Minutes: 1st World Issues

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Through my Twitter every-so-often, I get to see the hashtag come through #firstworldproblems; obviously a slight jest towards countries that are indeed considered ‘first world’, and their severe issues of the life they live; in tongue-in-cheek fashion [shout out to the late Dr. Derryberry], I too have come across a 1st World Issue, and I’m currently taking steps to resolve this slowly, but surely forming crisis inside the city of St. Joseph, Missouri.

The following was written 11/05/2011 to

To Whom It May Concern:

Since the early 2000’s, the Starbucks location in St. Joseph, Missouri at The Belt and Faron has stood as a beaken of hope for those like myself, that enjoy the corporate blend. However, as of late, I’ve started to note that the location is beginning to be come a bit ‘cramped’. It is not the largest storefront I’ve seen, and for years it was enough to serve the masses. However, as time has progressed, the demographic shift of population in St. Joseph has begun to head east; starting along The Belt. Today I’m typing this from outside the store in the first weekend of November because there is no space within the store to sit down; literally.

Proposition: Current intel along the building areas of this small city indicate a potential, continual developmeng along South US 169 and Interstate 29. Currently a Sonic, Mr. Goodsense, Menards, Subway, McDonald’s, two truck stops, and one gas station occupy the area. Recent developments also place a future location of Wal-Mart along this section of land as well [moving the current South Belt location]. Because it is not right off I-29, it is believed and slightly assumed that some potential customers do not head ‘into town’ to this current location. A second, perhaps slightly larger, location at the junction noted above could tap into a unknown customer potential from travelers along the freeway, and also residing towns along the southeastern area of Buchanan County. Furthermore, the fear of business being lost at the current location would be void due to the recent development of East Hills Shopping Center, and several new eating establishments along this section of St. Joseph.

Conclusion: While the proposal above is a mere suggestion of location; we can still conclude that a second stand alone store could be beneficial for the community, and for the one who develops the property. I would ask that you consider looking into this idea for possible, future expansion.

Shawn M Daugherty

In the event that anyone questions ‘MyStarbucksIdea’; I am a witness to creating a concept of a Android Starbucks Application; yes, the same one on your HTC phone. Be sure to pop up back to the top of this post, click ‘View Post’, and vote for this issue. The more positive votes for this topic, the quicker it will be reviewed.


P.S. To my professors from college that painstakingly dealt with me: