Starbucks digressions

To the staff:

If there are more employees than customers in the store and I’m waiting, that’s a problem.

Do you really need exact change? Spot me the goddamn penny so I don’t have 99 cents of change.

I understand I need to repeat my order twice.  3 times is your problem.

Is not brewing decaf after dinner that much of a cost saver?

To the first person on line:

If you’re paying with cash, don’t fumble for change. You’ve had more than ample time to pull out your wallet.

If there are people waiting-don’t refill your card.  Don’t have a conversation with the Barista.  Don’t tell them what you’re up to.  Don’t tell them about your new band, new book, new boyfriend/girlfriend, new job.  The people behind you don’t care.  They just want coffee.  Order coffee and move on.  If your order takes more than 30 seconds that’s a problem.


It’s okay to order the silly drink for your significant other.  If it’s for you and it includes the words  triple shot, whipped cream, pumpkin, frozen, cookie, or Frappucino-we’re all secretly laughing at you.

To the person at the milk/sweetener area

Again, this shouldn’t take more than 30 seconds. Don’t camp out there. Don’t be the person taking up the whole counter.  Adding 1/3 of  Splenda with 1/4 of Sweet and Low and 3 second pour of nonfat milk is ridiculous.  This is not a science experiment.

Final observations

Stay off of your phone during any of the above.

People really don’t like the taste of coffee and will add just about anything so it doesn’t taste like coffee.

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