I mean, like, I try to be cool with them. Smile, ask them how their shift is going. You guys have to remember, I actually liked working there and I do miss some things. I try to relate, try to make it easier and laugh and smile and give them an easy time and tip.
But they always gotta huff and puff and blow the house down. Don't they know? I don't play that.
I have a favorite SBUX on 14th & 6th. They are always very friendly, they like me, I love them, they're never rude, we sometimes chat about SBUX, my current job, or whatever - depending on the traffic. I order my tall Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. Register barista is new, so I tell him to just mark the cup HC, add TN and CR in the custom box for the drizzle.
So I waddle over to the hand off. Oh, a new barista slaving away! She looks busy, so I won't bother her, so I say, "Hello! How's it goin?"
Da bxtch deadxss just looks at me, doesn't smile or nothin, and turns her back on me.
Oh. Ok. I already know what it is ma ma, say no more - perhaps a bad day.
So she puts my drink on the plane, but doesn't call it. In fact, she isn't calling anyone's. So she looks at me and goes, "Didju order dis or not?" So I look at the cup, it is indeed my order and it does have my name on it. I don't answer her, I just take the cup and walk away. I go to take a sip... and notice I have to slant the cup considerably far to get to the drink. I remove the lid. This cup was like 3/4 full, with like a dollop of whip and a drop of caramel.
Did this raggedy ann lookin trick really just try me?
You better believe I turned right around like an illegal U turn on the turnpike and went right to the bar and said, "I didn't pay for a short." She ignored me, so I repeated myself louder. The shift, whom I am cool with, intervened before shxt got crazy and made my drink over.
I aint want the shift to make my drink, I wanted that halfazz barista to do it. But whatever, she's borrowed, so ima give her grace.
Now, I aint never tried to play anybody like this little girl did, but question for my current partners: do yall do that? And why? Like people aren't gonna know you did it or something??