@Kevbotron: Iced cappuccinos are real... lol It's literally an iced latte with foam scooped on top of the ice. Remember the Iced Cocoa Cappuccino?
What's a dumb question you've been asked?(619 posts) (322 voices)
- Magical rainbow ponies
I love a lot of our regulars, especially when they are the ones saying some stupid crap because usually I'm comfortable enough to pick on them about it. We have a bar with three stools that is right next to our espresso machines & cold bar, so customers can see everything that's going on when they sit there & they often do. I was working the cold bar & had two iced teas to make, the first a grande iced Passion Tea & the second a venti Passion Tea Lemonade. The regular sitting at the bar had the venti Passion Tea Lemonade & I was working on the grande when he first came up but his cup was clearly visible. I start making the first Passion Tea...
him: "Are you putting lemonade in that?"
Me: "... Nope." (And yes, I already assume what's coming next.)
him: "Oh okay well I ordered a Passion Tea LEMONADE."
Me: "Right. Your drink is coming up."
him: "... :/"
Me: "This is a grande Passion Tea. Your drink is next."
him: "Ohhh I'm sorry. *chuckle* I thought it was mine."
Me: ":) Of course you did. You're a customer... you think everything is yours!" (I said it loudly so other customers would hear me & take a hint. lol)
Luckily he was a good sport & laughed about it because in retrospect I could have gotten in a serious mess saying that to the wrong person!
"Do you guys have real coffee here?"
"Why are there marshmallows on my hot chocolate? I didn't order no marshmallows!" (customer takes off lid and points to the whipped cream)
"How many bagels are there in an everything bagel?"
"You guys told me a coffee frap would taste like an iced cap. But this just tastes like coffee and I don't like it at all."
Dude orders an 'iced caramel venti frappe.'
I pour a venti scoop of ice into the pitcher...
"Is that going to be enough ice?"
- You mean, you're asking if a venti scoop will be enough for a venti frappe?"
- No, not at all.
"Are you still open?"
At the drive thru, if I am busy with someone, and it's late, I can get it. But if I have just given you the hello welcome to starbucks schpeeel I do....your decaf shots. And if your lobby....just gtfo. Please.
"Is there milk in your iced tea lemonade?"
"Is there coffee in the Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino?"
:/.... Get asked that ALL the time. I will never understand.
Look how amazing you guys are. I would like to go to school someday to gain the vast education that it takes to become a "barista" and make coffee. Maybe i can pick up some pretentiousness along the way so i can fit in with my co-workers and customers. Without people like you, i admit the world would collapse. A huge thank you from everyone else that does not have this highly important job of making coffee. Who else could possibly do this? Surely not just anyone off the street.
Can anyone in here suggest some really bad reggae music i can play? I need it to play in the background while im talking about recycling.
-Regards, everyone else in the World.
Lol. Enjoy your overpriced decaffed resteamed mystery milk latte... did I drop that lid on the floor? Havuhniceday!
Your favorite barista :D
ouch! you sure put us in our place! internet forums sure need more people like you crusading about, because we need to hear what you have to say. how have we carried on all this time without someone like you?
maybe i'll aspire to be an Important Internet Citizen just like you, so i can devastate people with my wit & sarcasm. because being someone who thrives on trying to antagonize is cool! real cool!
also, crazy lady today asked for a couple drops of mocha, otherwise it's "too sweet", then said she couldn't taste it & asked for cinnamon. we charged her for the mocha anyway. then she asked if we could register her card for her because she wanted her birthday drink? we told her to call the number on the back.
HOLY **** WE'VE GOT A ****' EINSTEIN OVER 'ERE
ALERT THE INTERNET
LOL Troll, you joined OUR forum. We are not going around spreading our disdain. It is comfortably contained here. We are sharing what only those like us would understand, which you clearly don't because you're probably one of those customers that cause sites like this to exist. Why are you here again???
"Do you guys make cappuccinos? And do you make them dry?"
"Can I order more than one drink at drive-thru?"
"Does your dark roast have caffeine in it?"
"Can you make my coffee just like Tim Hortons?"
"Why is your coffee so expensive?"
"Can I please have my birthday drink card back?" (LOL, SRSLY?!)
(My manager and my own favorite.) "Can I get a dark roast with no coffee?"
There are so much more, but the stupid that I've encountered working at Starbucks is really beginning to affect me, I believe.
getting a bag of coffee
"do you need it ground?"
"what do you need it ground for?"
Man is standing next to the hand-off plane, looking me in the eyes as I call out, "Grande Iced Coffee without sweetener!"
Man, now staring at beverage: "IS THIS ICED COFFEE?"
P.S. We are nobodies that are held to pretensions created by our teammates, superiors, and customers. We just ask for dignity, which we are denied on a daily basis. Let us at least enjoy ourselves. Repression is not healthy.
Just after 4:30am, when we go in to open the store (the store opens at five, someone calls on the phone.
"Are you guys open? The sign says you don't open til five and the door is locked, but I just saw you guys go in there and the lights are on."
customers that ask where the bathroom is, they walk to it, see that it says "OCCUPIED", walk back to you and ask "do you need a key for the restroom?"
I hate hate hate customers who come and ask if we locked the bathroom. Its super uncommon here. Worst than that is when they ask whether we can tell the customer to hurry up. lol what?
'My child is really in need of the bathroom'
'I'm sorry if they are full then they are occupied, there are bathrooms at X, Y and Z stores (like.. next door?)'
'Can you not just ask them to finish up?'
O.o Yeah let me call their cell phone numbers which I totally have because I know who is in there and we are friends.
I got asked today if a venti mocha cookie crumble with extra whip was an americano. I almost, ALMOST, wanted to quite my job haha.
@letsmerry - that is BEYOND creepy. ****.
This isn't THE dumbest question, but every single weekday morning a woman comes in and interrogates us on which drink has the most caffeine. She goes through half the menu and then defaults to her usual: "large mocha, with quattro shots."
customer: Can i get a tall cup of ice?
(comes back with tall cup of ice)
customer: NO! a tall cup of ice.
me: sir this is a tall cup of ice.
customer: i said a tall! *gestures a big cup*
me: oh you mean a venti
customer: NO A TALL CUP OF ICE
Speaking of that confusion. My boyfriend has a Keurig and I was trying to tell him what button to push to get hot water for the french press I was making (my little FU to the machine), and he asked "Do you want me to push the tall one?" My response, "No! The venti one." He looked at me like I was stupid and was pointing to the button that will produce the largest cup."
Some lady asked me during my first week "Which of your brewed coffees is bolder, Pike or Bold?" ... as in, when we still called our dark roast on tap "bold".
I thought she was one of the regulars playing "let's screw around with the new girl", so I laughed in her face. She wasn't joking.
dude orders six hot drinks and works like two blocks away.
me: hey, dude, these splash sticks might help ya out. *hands him a few sticks*
him: uh, what are these for? *sticks them into the sleeves* do i put them like that?
me, thinking he's being sarcastic: yeah man totally hahaha that's EXACTLY where it goes!
him: ~diddling around, still putting all the splash sticks into the sleeves~
me: oh man you weren't joking, were you? you.. put them.. in the sip area of the cup... so it doesn't spill.
him: oh, so why do you call it a splash stick?
WHAT. WHAT. WHAT.
From what year is your old fashioned donut?
Them donuts are from nineteen dickety two, before the Kaiser stole our word twenty.
"Can I have a venti mocha with two extra pumps of mocha and only one pump of espresso with no foam?"
my first thought was, oh she means a frappuccino and wants only one pump of the frappuccino roast. but, she asked for no foam, so she obivously knew she was getting a hot latte.. so i ask her if she means one SHOT of espresso.
"Yeah, sure, just only one pump or whatever of the espresso. I just want less coffee"
When she pulled up to the window, I explained espresso to her. She was genuinely grateful I did, haha!
Our store used to be a Long John Silver's, so we occasionally get older folks wandering into our store asking for fish sandwiches or hush puppies.
I believe this is quite possibly the most stupid conversation I've ever had.
"What's a frappuccino?"
It's a blended drink, similar to a shake.
Blended with ice, yes.
"So... it's cold?"
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