By NIDA ALI and FARJANA AKHTAR
July 30, 2017
“Calm yourself before you take an angry selfie with your drink, showing off your misspelled name and ranting about how incompetent the cashier was for not being sensitive enough to learn how to spell your name correctly in a crowded, loud Starbucks.”
Dear Petty Starbucks Customer,
Take deep breaths, relax and stop yelling at the college student scurrying to make your morning order of a grande soy chai latte with five pumps of mocha and two and three quarters of a pump of dulce de leche syrup, iced (but low on the ice).
Calm yourself before you take an angry selfie with your drink, showing off your misspelled name and ranting about how incompetent the cashier was for not being sensitive enough to learn how to spell your name correctly in a crowded, loud Starbucks. No one’s going to read your long status about the effects of colonialism and white supremacy on the accuracy of written names on Starbucks cups anyways.
You might have work at nine in the morning so you think it’s justified to yell at the disinterested barista behind the counter, who, mind you, has been working earlier than you.
Stop acting like you’re infallible when the barista gets you a hot drink instead of an iced and they immediately become the stupid barista that Starbucks should never have employed.
You try handling multiple orders at once and dealing with people that don’t have the courtesy to speak to the person taking their order.
I’m sure Starbucks wouldn’t hire you because of your entitled, temperamental self.
Yes, you’re paying a lot for a drink that essentially should taste good, but lets take a step down our pedestal and consider other people for once.
Our entitlement to expect the right order and the exact order we want is a result of our absolute disregard of other people.
Maybe the cashier was rude to you, maybe the barista got your order wrong, maybe they misspelled your name, maybe. But that’s their job, and everyone makes mistakes at work. We’re all human.
Find something worth your time instead of wasting it on figuring out how to call Customer Service, trying to complain about Becky behind the register.
We need to learn how to consider other people, their lives and their situations. Our entitlement to expect the right order and the exact order we want is a result of our absolute disregard of other people. Make 100 excuses for the hardworking person trying to handle complicated orders, early in the morning, trying to make money to help pay for their student life style and tired of the various entitled costumers they have to interact with every five minutes.
Stop letting the wrong amount of caramel pumps in your coconut milk macchiato affect you and ruin your life.
The people waiting for the barista to make their drinks while you stand there yelling at them for five minutes because they put too much ice and too little pumpkin spice in your latte.