From Its_F2: "Farah. It's like Sarah but with a F."
When will our long international nightmare end? The Internet discovered yet another #TheDressthat will drive you insane and leave you arguing with your friends and loved ones until you angrily delete them all from your life because they are crazy and can't see correctly. This time, Starbucks is behind the madness.
Comedian Greg Dorris tweeted out this picture of a coffee drink he'd gotten from Starbucks. "Guys does this say Greg or Corey?" he asked. Now, a rational person would automatically assume that since his name is Greg, the barista probably heard "Greg" and wrote that, albeit with a totally unique take on the letter "G."
However, this being the Internet, where no one agrees on anything ever, people had their own theories!
Here's a wiseguy having some fun with the whole thing:
And of course, there was this interpretation which is the only sane response when these things come up:
I will have the final word on this: The dude's name is "Greg." Therefore, the barista wrote "Greg." It says "Greg." Now let's go back to arguing about what color nail polish this is.
From The Daily Mail:
An autistic teenager has become an online sensation after a video demonstrating his unique technique as a barista - which involves plenty of dancing - went viral.
Sam was filmed making a cup of coffee for a customer while working alongside his boss Chris at the Starbucks restaurant, believed to be in North America.
The clip shows the teenager smiling and dancing while heating the milk and later pouring it into the cup of coffee, before adding whipped cream and sprinkles.
Carly Fleischmann, who lives in Toronto, Canada, posted the video to YouTube and Facebook alongside a caption introducing Sam.
Carly, who was diagnosed with autism, oral-motor apraxia and cognitive delay as a child, has dedicated her life to tackling misconceptions regarding the condition.
She wrote: 'My birthday is in four days and my birthday wish this year is to have this video go viral. I would like to introduce you to a young teenager named Sam.
Carly explained that when Sam was offered a position at Starbucks he told his parents that for the first time in his life he felt like he had real meaning.
She added: 'Sam was diagnosed with autism and like some people with autism Sam has a movement disorder. Sam has a hard time keeping his body still.
'Sam never thought that he would be able to work behind the bar because of his sudden movements but his manager Chris believed in him and got Sam to channel his movements into dance.'
The partnership was not an overnight success however and it has taken Sam and Chris many shifts and hours to get to the level demonstrated in the video.
Sam is now known as the 'dancing barista' and Carly noted that if it was not for Chris believing in the ability of his employee then he would not have had the confidence to believe in himself.
She wrote: 'More people like Sam need to be seen, heard and given a chance to thrive and dance. Please show your support by sharing and re-posting. Help make my birthday wish come true!'
Since appearing online numerous people have commented as a way to show their support.
One viewer praised Chris, writing: 'I love how Chris, the manager, if that's him in the background, is also moving to the music.
'If I were Sam that would make me feel so included and not sticking out like a sore thumb.'
Another wrote: 'People with autism and other disabilities can do many things if people just open their minds a little and give us a chance.'
Starbucks baristas see the best and worst of urban life, from irritable commuters to teenage lovebirds and customers who ask to be called Darth Maul on their coffee cups.
So what is it like working behind that counter? What do baristas wish they could say to customers, beyond "have a nice day"? Quora users who have worked as Starbucks baristas told all, and here are the highlights.
1. We know you don't want to give us your name, so make one up
We have to ask because it’s store policy, so when you make "your barista feel awful about the policy, or making her call out a ridiculous name (beyond just the "fun" names that people use in good humor) to illustrate your point, that's just mean", says ex-store manager Alecia Li Morgan. “Try going online if you hate it so much and writing to the customer care centre”, she says.
2. Whichever character you choose for your fake name, we’ve probably heard it before
One customer gave the name “Primrose Everdeen”, so when the barista called it out, her husband could cry out "I volunteer!"
3. If the Starbucks you’re visiting is in a remote location, that croissant you’ve ordered will probably have been defrosted, not freshly baked, that morning, according to Morgan.
4. Some of us love working for Starbucks so much that we got married in a Starbucks apron
And then we dressed our baby in one too.
5. The best foam-makers among us can whip froth that a coin will stand up on
(OK, we might reveal that if you asked.)
6. If all you want is to get your coffee and go, you’re in the minority
“For every person who wished we'd just give the coffee quickly and quietly, there were four more who loved the interaction”, said Morgan. One of former Starbucks employee Sarah Gillane’s customers even sent her a cheque to pay for her removals van when he found out she was moving house.
7. Starbucks sets rules on where exactly we should hold the cup when we hand it to you, and how the shot glasses should stand on the espresso machine drip tray, according to ex-barista Sarah Gillane.
8. Wealthiest Starbucks locations bring the worst customers
Even impatient commuters are nicer to handle than spoilt brats.
9. When you order a coffee with one and a HALF packets of Splenda, or demand a certain temperature, yes, we think you’re ridiculous, reveals amateur barista Michelle Licerio
10. The best of us can serve three customers a minute, says Gillane
11. If we’re not as perky as you when you order your 6am latte, it’s probably because we’re on a ‘clopen’ shift – when you close the shop at 11pm and are back to open it at 4am
12. When you complain about the temperature in the store, we wish you’d shut up, because there’s nothing we can do to change it.
Starbucks HQ sets upper and lower temperature limits, according to Morgan, and store staff don’t have much leeway. Bring another jumper if you’re too cold, or go elsewhere.
13. Truthfully, working at Starbucks is "a lot like being in the Hunger Games", says Justin Lindsey.
LONDON — Anyone with a slightly complex or difficult-to-pronounce name will understand Siân David's pain all too well.
David — who tells us her first name is pronounced "Shh-ahh-n, to rhyme with Khan (as in Imran Khan)" — has bought many a coffee from Starbucks, and nine times out of ten she'll end up with something completely random scrawled on her cardboard takeaway cup.
"Very occasionally I’ve had someone mention that it’s unusual or that they’ve never heard it before," David explained to Mashable. "And I almost always get asked to spell it out, but half the time that doesn’t seem to help.
"I don’t mind though — the baristas are almost always lovely and smiley, the name thing just makes me laugh."
David's name doesn't just get mispronounced in Starbucks, either.
"I get See-Ann, Sigh-Ann, Shaun, Sharon, Shane," she said. "It doesn't help that my last name is David too, because I often get emails addressed to Mr David Sian."
From The Daily Mail:
A California woman posted a video on YouTube of her confronting a Starbucks employee for making a copy of her credit card and spending $200 at a local grocery store.
Elizabeth Becerra from Victoriaville, California, and her brother were waiting in the drive-thru at Starbucks when she accused the cashier of taking her credit card details on New Year's Day.
Becerra said the 19-year-old cashier was caught on camera after telling her that she needed more receipt paper.
The video starts with Becerra's brother asking her what she's going to say to the cashier and Becerra said: 'We're gonna get even, that's what we're gonna do.
'I'm going to say, I hope them $212 were worth it of groceries yesterday because I filed a f**king police report and your corporate already knows about it.'
As they approached the drive-thru window, the cashier greets Becerra and hands her the order and her credit card.
'They recorded your a** and everything. You took a copy of my f**king card the other day on New Year's Day. You know what you did.'
The cashier was shocked and immediately apologized, but Becerra insisted that she admit what she had done.
'So what are you sorry about? That you took f**king money from me and my kids? What are you sorry about?'
The cashier responded: 'I'm sorry that I took money from you and your kids. I'm sorry that you had to come up here. I'm sorry that this is inconvenient for you.
'I am a good child. I swear I am really good. I really do go to school. I'm 19. I play soccer.'
Becerra asked her how she even made a copy of her card and the cashier said she 'I took the numbers actually'.
The cashier desperately asked her not to press charges and offered to give her the money back.
She swore on her life that she didn't get the money, but Becerra cut her off and said: 'You went through the $212. You come to Starbucks to get coffee, not to get robbed.'
The video ended with the cashier swearing that she didn't get the money.
After Becerra's brother posted the video to YouTube, she later shared it in a Facebook post that said: 'This happened in Lakewood folks keep an eye on your cards.'
via The Daily Mail