"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost
Reading this was so satisfying woah
Take note, writers!
Ever wondered how Lucina would’ve looked like if she’d resembled her mother color-wise? I did.
Ayaaaah…I bought Smash for 3DS because of Lucina… A character so full of charisma, like all heroes coming from Fire Emblem series he he…
Anybody in the food-services industry who does this to their customers is a cunt who deserves to lose their jobs. Not only is it just down right wrong, but it could be dangerous to somebody who has particular dietary requirements.
Having had the unfortunate experience of living with somebody who works at Starbucks, I have no doubt that this shit happens.
i’m lucky enough to have encountered a barista malicious enough to do this to me - i ordered a decaf latte with soy milk and they gave me fully caffeinated with cow’s milk. cue hours of panic attacks and feeling sick. ugh
Why do some baristas think its adorable and clever to dick around with people’s specifications? They can kill someone with allergies with this shit.
I get the dirtiest looks when I order anything with soy there. I’m Lactose Intolerant, and this bitch decided to give me whole milk in my macchiato. I took one taste and handed it back to her. She looked at me like I was crazy and said “What? Something wrong?” I looked her dead in the eye and said “Well yes actually, I ordered and was charged for soy milk. This has whole milk, I want you to re make it and get me a manager so I can discuss how your company thinks it’s funny to hand out purposefully wrong drinks when the person they’re handing them to gets sick when those requirements aren’t met.” She stood there for a second looking at me confused and I sighed and said “I’m lactose intolerant bitch, fix my fucking drink before I get you fired on health code violation.”
Do people not realize that most of the world’s population has some sort of lactose intolerance?
Here in Hawaii, lactose intolerance is super common. The idea that someone would purposely give someone dairy when they’d ordered nondairy is seriously distressing. We carry soy and almond milk, and coconut milk when we can.
I’ve worked in six different coffee shops for over ten years (including Starbucks), in different parts of the country, and I can honestly say I have never, ever screwed with someone’s drink no matter what kind of customer they were. I’ve never made a drink badly to be mean, never held it against a customer who wanted it a certain way. If you are a barista and you do this, you deserve to be fired and tossed out on your ass.
I think the only time I changed something was when a mother ordered a blended drink with four shots of espresso for her five-year-old because she “liked the taste”. I just said “okeedokee” and made it with decaf. Ain’t no five-year-old getting heart palpitations on my shift.
Bless you for caring for that child.
Why would you DO that to a five-year-old?!
Well I work at Starbucks, and I would like to say that we are not infallible. The example here with the macchiato seems like it very easily could have been a complete accident where they just didn’t see the S that notates that it should be made with Soy milk. It also probably wasn’t made with Whole milk, since the recipe calls for 2% as a default.
Doing this is dangerous and mean, and people who do it out of sheer judgemental spite don’t deserve their jobs. I would NEVER purposely give someone caffeine or dairy products when they do not order it due to health/dietary risks, but that’s no excuse to be unecessarily rude to people who accidentally make mistakes on your order. I understand that you ordered it, but we are baristas, but we are also human.
But let’s all remember that you jumping down a server’s throat when they genuinely make a mistake by assuming they are spiting you makes you no better than the so-called baristas that actually do sabotage your drinks.
I’ll gladly remake your drinks properly if I make a mistake. Maybe I’ll even give you a coupon for the next drink on us. Just don’t be a huuuuuge asshole and make assumptions that all baristas, and in fact, all food service workers, are evil and out to get you or you might end up actually getting decaf.