San Fran Hotel Gives Free Drinks for Wearing Google Glass

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It’s about to get a little more rewarding to be a GlassHole…

Stanford Court, a boutique hotel on San Francisco’s Nob Hill, is offering a free cocktail, beer, or glass of wine if you have the indecency to wear Google Glass inside their doors. All you have to do (assuming you’re the idiot who wears Google Glass to a bar) is go to the hotel’s Aurea Lounge and take a photo of the hotel or the free drink and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #stanfordcourt. This is presumably so everyone that follows you on social media will know what an insufferable schmuck you are. After that, you’re rewarded with a complimentary libation which will hopefully ease the sting of all the names other patrons will hurl at you for wearing Google Glass in the first place.

Is this a good idea? Absolutely. For the hotel, at least. It’s a great marketing gimmick and courts a decidedly upscale demographic to their property. Is this tacky as all get out? You bet. The idea of rewarding someone for wearing a piece of technology is pretty silly to me (if you couldn’t tell from the rest of this post). I don’t begrudge the hotel for coming up with the idea, especially in San Francisco where the tech industry has completely taken over and Google Glass can be seen as something other than a compulsive need for attention and an inability to interact with fellow humans. I do, however, think that giving bonuses to people based on their possession of an item is pretty misguided. Why not a promotion to give a free drink to someone who comes in with a receipt for donating to Goodwill or public radio? Why not a discount for volunteering somewhere? I just think that there are better ways to get attention, but then again, I’m the moron who’s writing about it.

Pardon me as I step down from this horse. It’s rather high…


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  1. Hahahaha did You want a reward for doing something good. A reward for donating out of the Kindness of your heart??
    Well that doesn’t seem misguided at all, no it doesnt

    • You seem to have misread. I don’t want a reward for doing something good. I was merely suggesting that rewarding people for goodness is a little better than rewarding them for being able to purchase a $1,500 piece of equipment. Also, in response to your fake email address “donations@arentdonationsifrewardedfor,” you clearly aren’t familiar with the public radio model in the United States. Don’t worry — I’ll gladly take your tote bag so you don’t feel so conflicted about your donation.

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