Sunday, January 25, 2009

Grumblings: Starbucks Counter Ettiquette

I know that there are atrocious things happening in the world right now but Counter Hoarders are really getting to me.

You know the ones. The ones that order their venti double shot Caramel Machiatto and then proceed to stand right in front of the pick-up counter. I am not talking about near the pick-up counter, I mean literally leaning their elbows on the counter and breathing down the neck of the defenseless barrista.This hording only seems to happen when there are at least 10 other people already waiting patiently for their own drinks. Meaning that when the customers behind the Hoarder hears their drink being called out they have to ask, bump and shove the offending hoarder away from the counter.

Next time you are in Starbucks, or anywhere with a pick-up counter, don't offend and hoarde. Humbly step aside and wait your turn. Otherwise I will hunt you down and it won't be pleasant....

2 comments:

Marina Baerg said...

YES! Hoarders are the worst! Especially when they start to grab every drink that comes up before theirs. Those people should be banned from Starbucks.

Ben+Sarah said...

Ooh Marina it bugs me when they steal other people's drinks too! They just saunter over and don't even notice that there are 10 other people who should be getting drinks before them.
I think Starbucks should post a sign discouraging their bad behaviour :)