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Holy crap. This is the first time ever a note has left me utterly speechless. The nuances of the passive aggressiveness…the multifaceted points of the note (“I’ll shit in your coffee if you shit on the floor… go shoot up elsewhere, slimebag”) This is truly a PA work of art.
May 15, 2008 at 9:10 am rating: 11
wow…by reading the first sentence, i thought the note was going in a completely different direction…
May 15, 2008 at 9:25 am rating: 3
Yeah… I think they threatened more than they intended to threaten. Unless they wanted us to think they’d put feces in our coffee. At least then they’d be more like Starbucks.
May 15, 2008 at 3:16 pm rating: 2
That coffee is fucking delicious!!!
May 15, 2008 at 9:12 am rating: 1
Those drugs were fucking delicious as well!!!
May 15, 2008 at 1:41 pm rating: 3
Sundance, see #27
May 15, 2008 at 1:44 pm rating: 0
Yes, I saw when I got down there. It was only a few minutes before me, but it took me a little while to read down. Sorry.
May 17, 2008 at 6:19 am rating: 0
Dammit! Now where the hell am I gonna go to do my drugs?
(This one just had to be about coffee!!
I hope the barista doesn’t want to know who won the game, cause they fuck with my coffee they will find out that the Celtics were handed their asses on the court.
May 15, 2008 at 9:12 am rating: 4
shouldn’t be a problem, the sonics suck.
May 15, 2008 at 11:46 am rating: 1
Point of Interest:
The barista who cleans this restroom does not wash her hands and her mood is determined by your willingness to share your drugs.
May 15, 2008 at 9:16 am rating: 26
Thinly veiled threat…check
Separate and almost worse post script…check
Stars or clip art…check
Virtually impossible to remove…check
Yup. It’s a passive aggressive note and, let me tell you ppl, they mean it!
May 15, 2008 at 9:18 am rating: 24
This note also confirms my theory that, in order to be a barista (especially in Seattle), you must have a chip, no a rock, on your shoulder.
May 15, 2008 at 9:19 am rating: 6
I believe they actually hand residents of Seattle a chip when they enter city limits…
Being angry is a prereq for living up there…
May 15, 2008 at 9:27 am rating: 5
Most cities have welcome signs, Seattle just glares at you when you arrive.
What I want to know is how long do you live there before the EMO squad sneaks into your house and pierces your nose?
May 15, 2008 at 10:23 am rating: 15
May 15, 2008 at 10:32 am rating: 1
*is on the emo squad*
*pushes bangs into eyes and judges you all*
May 15, 2008 at 10:46 am rating: 14
boulders. definitely boulders.
May 16, 2008 at 10:33 am rating: 1
Why can’t I do drugs in here? The barista does!
May 15, 2008 at 9:26 am rating: 8
Being a barista must be hard. Listening to taking back sunday while you sip coffee as black as your soul must be such a drag; and I thought hanging sheetrock was tough
May 15, 2008 at 12:10 pm rating: 11
Slinging coffee until my hands were black and bleeding.
Back as is my need, bleeding as is my heart.
May 15, 2008 at 1:17 pm rating: 1
A guy I know worked at a guitar store, and this lame-o goth girl we knew walked in.
LGG: “I’m looking for a bass guitar that’s black.”
Guitar dude: “ok”
LGG: “Black as my SOUL”
Guitar dude: “umm, well just how black is your soul? Is it this black, or just this black?”
May 15, 2008 at 1:25 pm rating: 9
nothing is as un-goth as mismatching blacks. get some RIT dye and some fucking self respect.
May 15, 2008 at 1:27 pm rating: 5
I know what you mean about mismatched blacks but that’s what made Fresh Prince of Bel Air so funny. Carlton was such a dweeb and Will was cool. Funny stuff. Black people be funny.
May 15, 2008 at 1:56 pm rating: 20
ROTFL…But only if Jews write the dialogue. They’re really good at that. They know about ghettos! LOL
May 15, 2008 at 2:18 pm rating: 3
Hmm? My Heeb sense is tingling. Is someone in need of witty repartee?
May 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm rating: 1
my aunt worked in textiles until retiring a couple months ago and never buys black. Apparently, if something goes wrong with a dye batch or a fabric doesn’t sell, the manufacturer just dyes that fabric black and sells it. Hence, the mismatched blacks…
May 15, 2008 at 11:39 pm rating: 2
What kind of shitty-ass establishment posts a notice admitting that the quality of their product fluctuates with an employee’s mood? And who wants it pointed out that the same person who cleans shit and piss also makes the drinks?
They just may as well include the E. Coli Cappuccino on the menu and forget about it.
May 15, 2008 at 9:49 am rating: 21
I think it’s great that a guy can mop up urine and scrub splattered feces from the rim of the commode and still have enough self-esteem to call himself a barista.
Being the pessimist I am, being assigned to latrine duty would drive home the fact that I’m just a loser who works in a coffee shop.
May 15, 2008 at 9:51 am rating: 20
You’re a dick.
May 15, 2008 at 10:20 am rating: 9
From what I heard he has quite an impressive one…
May 15, 2008 at 10:23 am rating: 6
Hey look, everybody! Our grad student’s back and as you can see by his post that education is really paying off. Bravo…if you were registered I’d plus you. I’d plus you hard.
May 15, 2008 at 10:28 am rating: 13
fdas0pufasd: if you step away now, no one will get hurt.
May 15, 2008 at 10:33 am rating: 1
Hold on. I’d like to hear what Fdasopuf has to say. He may actually be a barista, or know one personally. His/her/their viewpoint should be heard!
May 15, 2008 at 10:39 am rating: 7
I am CERTAIN fdas0pufasd is or knows a barista. fdas0pufasd is a put upon, bitter grad-student at Binghamton University. Isn’t being over educated and angry also a pre-req for being a barista?
May 15, 2008 at 10:45 am rating: 4
claw, re 9.3: yes, the education MUST be paying off, he did use the correct form of “You’re” when calling you a dick!
May 15, 2008 at 10:45 am rating: 8
fdas0pufasd is actually Latin for “everything hits too close to home”.
May 15, 2008 at 10:45 am rating: 7
Naw man, he’s just anal retentive, as in somebody broke their dick off in his anus and he retained it. He just wishes it was claw’s dick. (I’m sure I would, too.)
May 15, 2008 at 10:50 am rating: 3
(but probably not in my ass)
May 15, 2008 at 10:54 am rating: 0
im sure there is enough for both of us, mishee, claw being the lengthy lad that he is.
May 15, 2008 at 10:57 am rating: 0
well, RB, you know how possessive I am over certain things, but if I am willing to let you use “ugh” then I guess I could share claw with you…
Let’s go to the costume store and get our Wilma and Betty outfits! Which one do you wanna be?
May 15, 2008 at 10:59 am rating: 0
I already have red hair and Im sure Claw has a pearl necklace I can borrow.
*keeps straight face*
May 15, 2008 at 11:01 am rating: 3
Huh? I’m being used? Why that is my favorite way to be!
May 15, 2008 at 11:01 am rating: 0
I’m not sure you’d get a choice of where claw’s dick would end up, Mishee. We’d all be lucky to have any of his dick at all in whatever orifice we could get it in.
RB – I swear you are gonna get me fired!
That’s fine about Wilma, cause Betty is the one he wants to sit on his face anyways!
May 15, 2008 at 11:15 am rating: 0
Sit on his face all you want, it shuts him up. I’m not in it for the conversation.
May 15, 2008 at 11:28 am rating: 1
What happens there stays there!
May 15, 2008 at 11:50 am rating: 0
Claw, clearly you pissed off fdas0pufasd, so you know what that means … don’t drink your coffee.
May 15, 2008 at 11:56 am rating: 5
If you can’t control yourself, don’t fucking work in the food service industry, and don’t threaten customers with threats of unsanitary drinks. People like this are white trash pieces of shit.
May 15, 2008 at 9:53 am rating: 3
Now what if this barista was black? I don’t think they’d appreciate you calling them white trash.
P.S. Are you the one who broke the dick off in fdas0pufasd’s anus?
May 15, 2008 at 10:53 am rating: 2
There are no black baristas, no matter what the Work Place Tolerance poster tells you.
May 15, 2008 at 11:02 am rating: 1
I know, that was just some wishful thinking. *sigh*
May 15, 2008 at 11:10 am rating: 1
Wait…if you don’t threaten them with threats, then what can you threaten them with?
May 15, 2008 at 11:29 am rating: 7
sunshine and farts?
May 15, 2008 at 11:44 am rating: 7
Sorry, we don’t do toilets anymore for less than $11/hr. and hot pockets.
May 15, 2008 at 11:55 am rating: 0
RunBarbara: oh yes there are. Starbucks on Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica, California. Mans the drive through window in the am. And he is the epitome of a laid back barista (no sarcasm intended). I heart him, even though I don’t know his name.
May 15, 2008 at 12:53 pm rating: 1
QC – just make sure you don’t marry a toothless waitress….
sorry, pitiful Alan Jackson joke… I will retreat again now.
May 15, 2008 at 12:56 pm rating: 0
I’ve learned so very much from you Mishee. I’m never quite sure how to thank you.
May 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm rating: 0
Funny, alot of people have been telling me that lately…
May 15, 2008 at 2:24 pm rating: 0
Normally, I like to take a family snapshot at a “Point of Interest”. I crowded my kids into the stall, broke out my camera, and was immediately arrested under suspicion of child pornography. The cops had been staking out the site for dopers.
May 15, 2008 at 10:09 am rating: 17
Between pink t-shirts and drugs, doesn’t anyone use a bathroom to shit anymore??
May 15, 2008 at 10:22 am rating: 2
That’s what the showers are for silly!
May 15, 2008 at 10:24 am rating: 4
The showers are for sex, Mishee. The elevator is for shitting.
May 15, 2008 at 10:43 am rating: 4
Well, personally I have used elevators for both!
And don’t forget to clean up after shooting any pornos!
May 15, 2008 at 10:46 am rating: 1
“You can only imagine what happens next…”
“He fixes the cable?”
“Don’t be fatuous, Jeffery.”
May 15, 2008 at 10:49 am rating: 4
Is that what the decorative spooge towels are for?
May 15, 2008 at 10:50 am rating: 2
No, you’re all wrong. Fitting Rooms are for shitting. Haven’t you been paying attention?
May 15, 2008 at 12:31 pm rating: 1
Wait… that sign said “Fitting Rooms”??
Oh silly me, I thought it said “Shitting Rooms”!
yea yea yea, I know… groan!
May 15, 2008 at 12:42 pm rating: 1
unless the barista is checking the bathroom after every customer, she’s not going to have any idea which one trashed the bathroom. and if the trashers have already gotten their coffee, she’s not going to be able to take it out on them. she’s probably just going to cut loose on random customers.
so the only thing this sign says is “i’m a bitch and everyone is going to suffer because i have to do my job.” i don’t think i’d buy anything at this place, i don’t want my coffee ruined because the barista’s mother told her to clean her room.
May 15, 2008 at 10:25 am rating: 9
Because of the universal effect of coffee on the colon odds are that the person who sprayed the bowl HAS already had their coffee.
May 15, 2008 at 10:29 am rating: 8
‘”Venkman, come quickly! I’ve discovered the secret method of brewery electrokinetics!”
“Watch as I place an electronic scullcap on our student subject, while he watches an episode of “America’s next Top Model”.
“Now, taste this coffee.”
“Mmm, sultry, smooth- almost like a shot of Disaronno has been added…”
“Yes! Quite tasty, but watch now as I force our subject to view “Oprah” instead…”
“Wow, those PkE needles are jumping!”
“…and taste the coffee.”
“Yuck- it’s turned into a soapy, sour mush!’
“Exactly- his mood determines the quality of your coffee!”
“I’m going to take back some of the things I said about you, Egon.”
May 15, 2008 at 10:32 am rating: 18
Christ on a bike – this has to win PA note of the Year so far. UBER-GROSS.
Who is the manager who would let this stay up? An 18 yr old slacker who thinks this is funny?
One more reason to avoid Seattle and its denizens.
May 15, 2008 at 10:36 am rating: 1
The manager posted the sign, simply as a warning to customers. Everybody knows that Seattle baristas really run their cafes, their ‘hoods, even the whole town. Heck, their mood determines the Seahawks win/loss record!
May 15, 2008 at 10:42 am rating: 7
Well, as we all know, there is only one type of person who works at a coffee shop. Because all coffee shop employees are the “cultured” “I like being different and reading Kerouac and wearing these crappy plastic-framed glasses” types (Yes, they are all exactly like this), of course the manager will allow this to stay. Hell, I bet the manager wrote it. It’s “ironic.” Somehow…
May 15, 2008 at 10:45 am rating: 1
Lord knows Holmgren has nothing to do with it! DIE traitor DIE!
May 15, 2008 at 10:47 am rating: 0
Just don’t talk about the game, Ghost! I don’t want you to spoil it!
May 15, 2008 at 10:47 am rating: 1
Make sure the crappy plastic framed glasses have rectangular frames, and in black or some dark color. Kinda like their mood. Camaflouge frames are an okay alternative. But never, ever wear camaflouge frames with camaflouge pants. Tres tacky.
Instead of telling people not to do drugs in the bathroom, why not just call the cops when they do? Arrests are far more interesting than a note, no matter how amusing it is.
May 15, 2008 at 10:41 am rating: 1
That would work if the Seattle PD actually arrested people for shooting up in public restrooms. They just issue a trespass on the junkie, telling them they can’t come back for x amount of time, and then they’re on their way.
May 18, 2008 at 8:26 am rating: 0
Here is some reading material for you while you ruin our clean tile!
I dunk my apron strings in the toilet and then tie it around my waist. I don’t wash my hands and then I touch the cup you’re going to drink out of.
If you leave me a tip, we can negotiate hand sanitizer!
May 15, 2008 at 10:42 am rating: 1
“There was a real sea-change in their attitudes, Bill. All I did was allow the janitors to pour a few cups of coffee and re-name them ‘Baristas’ and now I’m District Manager!”
May 15, 2008 at 12:05 pm rating: 6
“This coffee tastes like shit!”
May 15, 2008 at 12:05 pm rating: 1
Um… it is shit.
May 15, 2008 at 12:58 pm rating: 0
I like my coffee crunchy!
Where did you get the peanuts and corn from?
May 21, 2008 at 12:30 pm rating: 0
i’m the manager at an independent coffee shop, and if any of my employees left this kind of note anywhere, they would be fired, hands down.
all this does is deter paying customers from returning and encourage the drug-users and assholes to keep doing what they’re doing because they see it as a challenge.
May 15, 2008 at 12:17 pm rating: 2
you can’t tell me you wouldn’t laugh at it before firing them though! i mean, they went through all the effort with the gold stars and everything!
May 15, 2008 at 12:45 pm rating: 0
I don’t get the sense that Jayne has a sense of humor.
May 15, 2008 at 12:59 pm rating: 2
where would this coffeeshop be located Jayne?
I have a fat blunt here and I need a bathroom to smoke it in. But I won’t buy any coffee!!
May 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm rating: 4
Yeah, Jayne, but if you carry nachos or ham sandwiches, she’ll take two. That fatty’ll give her the munchies!
May 15, 2008 at 1:17 pm rating: 0
Yeah, PA notes always make me wanna get high just to spite the note poster.
Where can I buy your self-help book, jayne?
May 15, 2008 at 1:22 pm rating: 0
i’m management… i don’t get paid for my sense of humor. which is a good thing, if you ask my employees, because i’d be poor.
and, yes, i’d laugh, but later over the fact that someone allowed themselves to be fired because they’re bitter about scrubbing a toilet.
also, i didn’t mean drug-users in general; i meant the ones who are already doing what they do on this barista’s beat.
May 15, 2008 at 6:04 pm rating: 1
I thought this was going to go into the “sanitary methods” used while making the coffee…eeekkk….
May 15, 2008 at 1:00 pm rating: 0
“The barista” – singular
“Their mood” – plural
Apparently the baristas are multiplying in there!!
May 15, 2008 at 1:04 pm rating: 4
sout, didn’t we already cover the non-sexualized ownership regarding “Their/They’re vs. His/Hers” in another post??
May 15, 2008 at 1:07 pm rating: 1
Maybe the Barista just has MPD
May 15, 2008 at 1:15 pm rating: 1
Probably. It’s a common mistake, along with misplacing apostrophes, forgetting who the paying customer is, thinking clip art gets your point across, and leaving your food in Claw’s office refrigerator after 12:45.
May 15, 2008 at 1:19 pm rating: 2
OK, so the prick in line ahead of me orders a double-soy, tepid latte with soy milk and whipped cream. It’s a complicated order which pisses the coffee server (sorry, “barista” is way too pretentious for this loser) off, and now her mood is ruined, and I get lower quality coffee because she is put-upon? Blow me, coffee server, I’d rather drink the Folger’s.
May 15, 2008 at 1:08 pm rating: 2
*starbucks programming over-rides sanity*
The correct way to call that drink would be (assuming its a Tall, because grande’s have 2 shots of espresso already and you dont need to specify that when calling a drink that already contains the ingrediants)
“Double Tall Soy 180 degree x-tra whip latte”
*sparks shoot out of mouth*
May 15, 2008 at 1:11 pm rating: 4
I SWEAR TO THE CEILING CAT I’m gonna BEAT that Starbuck’s Training right outta you RB!
May 15, 2008 at 1:13 pm rating: 2
But…but…they gave me medical benefits when I only worked 20 hours a week…
Yeah, medical benefits. Don’t judge a girl, uhg. How else was she gonna get those abortions?
May 15, 2008 at 1:19 pm rating: 1
and you’ll need those medical benefits.
May 15, 2008 at 1:20 pm rating: 0
hey kittykat- just because YOUR insurance covered YOUR multiple abortions doesn’t mean that mine did.
May 15, 2008 at 1:25 pm rating: 1
yeah, RB had to pay for those out of her own pocket!! That’s what a devoted mother she is!!
May 15, 2008 at 1:30 pm rating: 0
They weren’t abortions, they were dilation and curettage procedures.
Don’t you know how to get your claims paid?
May 15, 2008 at 1:33 pm rating: 1
kittykat, your story is touching. i would hug you but i have strep throat and i would hate to compromise your delicate, HIV ravaged immune system.
May 15, 2008 at 1:37 pm rating: 1
Aww, go ahead and kiss her for the “Girls Gone Wild” reel, RB.
We can always send her to Dr. Kavorkian later.
May 15, 2008 at 1:46 pm rating: 0
No way, CB, I’m way too busy with my barista career to be a campaign volunteer.
May 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm rating: 1
I’d vote for “Congressman Death” get out there and do your part…strip or something.
May 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm rating: 0
First I’d need to see where he stands on Right to Life and the Death Penalty. I don’t throw my pasties behind just anyone.
May 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm rating: 0
Yet you throw your panties at Everyone!
May 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm rating: 0
WTF is on the back of my shirt ?!?
May 15, 2008 at 2:52 pm rating: 4
Ewww, her panties stuck to Crash!
May 15, 2008 at 4:11 pm rating: 0
May 15, 2008 at 1:23 pm rating: 0
love the stars
OMG, I just clicked on the note — expectingt to be taken to Flickr. LOL !!!!
May 15, 2008 at 1:28 pm rating: 1
What else was I supposed to do after all those night whoring for drugs? Support all those kids on my measly barista wages?
May 15, 2008 at 1:29 pm rating: 0
You could’ve taken them to work with you, and then given them a espresso and a puppy.
From what I hear that is tantamount to childcare, without the annoying cost.
May 15, 2008 at 1:37 pm rating: 0
Are you kidding? Have you ever cleaned puppy shit out of a coffe-house bathroom? Man, that puts us in a bad mood. I’d have to serve my customers crappy coffee after that, and those wonderful, generous-tipping people deserve better than that.
May 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm rating: 0
jimmyjimmyjimmyjimmykalamahoo! kalamahee! kalamabringachairplease!
those drugs were fucking delicious!!!
It looks to me like it was signed, “Thank$” – as in, tip me well or the bathroom will look like HELL.
May 15, 2008 at 1:49 pm rating: 0
To what is the note-writer referring with the ‘thanks?’ No request was made until the PS.
May 15, 2008 at 2:01 pm rating: 0
Just because it said “please” does not mean it was a request.
May 15, 2008 at 2:19 pm rating: 0
You don’t have to put up stars, Baby, to be in my show!
May 15, 2008 at 4:10 pm rating: 1
We’re talking about you in TMHQ. Come on over and see what we’re saying.
I DARE you!
May 15, 2008 at 4:41 pm rating: 3
Wow. You really did it.
May 15, 2008 at 4:43 pm rating: 0
talk about “The More You Know”
May 15, 2008 at 4:45 pm rating: 0
No friends. No loyalty.
It’s just claw71 and his albino python, burning bridges first…posting replies later.
May 15, 2008 at 4:47 pm rating: 0
It’s a link at the top of the page on the right….TROUBLEMAKER HQ. It’s so easy to click. You don’t have to post at all, you can just spy on us and then use our comments against us later.
(Of course the cool people register and join the discussion.)
May 15, 2008 at 4:45 pm rating: 3
I know all about TMHQ, guys. I just have so many other fun things to do all day, like plow through miles of sales reports, keep the retards on track and listen to clients whine about the price of tea in China. I’m afraid MP is all I can manage.
Thanks, CB, but don’t worry . . . I’m a big girl, I can take it. I thrive on pain (and yes, the inuendo is totally intentional.)
May 15, 2008 at 5:19 pm rating: 0
Pan god, please forgive me. I ruined your site with my insolence.
May 15, 2008 at 5:42 pm rating: 0
Actually, if you were to ask Boggy, it was all my fault that PAN became popular and changed the vibe when the amount of visitors increased!
May 15, 2008 at 5:49 pm rating: 0
No…I ruined TMHQ: The highest choir of PAN angels. Now I’ll be forced to roam the main thead and stay on topic. I’ll never have THE WORD and nobody will plus me.
WHAT HAVE I DONE!!!!!
May 15, 2008 at 5:57 pm rating: 5
I plus’d you, claw. you’ve always been irreverant and kind to me. goodnight, sweet prince!
Oh PISS and MOAN Claw!
a Cashmere sweater doesn’t count as a hair shirt
May 15, 2008 at 6:09 pm rating: 1
Oh yes it does…at least it does when you wear it inside out and go sans pants.
May 15, 2008 at 7:30 pm rating: 1
I don’t want to speak for anyone else, but after a few cups of coffee my only “Point of Interest” in the restroom is the urinal.
May 15, 2008 at 6:30 pm rating: 1
P.S. Please don’t do drugs in here. Do them out back by the dumpster during my 10 o’clock break.
May 15, 2008 at 6:33 pm rating: 0
I don’t think the druggies want to share CB! That’s why they go into the locking bathroom!!
May 15, 2008 at 6:49 pm rating: 0
I’m sorry, but I think everyone is missing the point. The ‘barista’ (whiney bitch) gets cranky if the bathroom is trashed, causing her to make lousy coffee. I see no suggestion that there is going to be poop in the coffee. Unless, of course, you’re all 12 years old and that’s the most amusing thing in the world for you….
May 15, 2008 at 6:34 pm rating: 1
I’ll be 12 soon, does that count?
May 15, 2008 at 6:42 pm rating: 1
I’m almost 13! Don’t talk like that about me!
May 15, 2008 at 6:50 pm rating: 1
HAHAHAH YOU SAID POOP!
May 15, 2008 at 7:08 pm rating: 3
So weird, I envisioned the barista to be male immediately, and gay. Do heterosexuals work in coffee shops?
May 15, 2008 at 7:25 pm rating: 0
I’m 11 1/2 !!
And I still like to call people poopoo face because it’s the most amusing thing in the world to me !!
And I’m telling on you ! You said the B-word !!
May 15, 2008 at 8:01 pm rating: 0
I think Bill Vincent is trolling for 12 year-olds on the internets
So, Bill, do you like underage girls or are you Republican?
May 15, 2008 at 8:38 pm rating: 1
“Boogers” still cracks me up to the max!
Quick…find him a boy and a Men’s Room!
May 15, 2008 at 8:39 pm rating: 1
I think Bill Vincent and jayne are made for each other. Neither of them have a sense of humor. Bill, are you “management” too?
May 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm rating: 1
Oh, I’ll bet he “manages his own business” alright!
May 15, 2008 at 9:28 pm rating: 1
ignore this comment, please.
May 15, 2008 at 7:07 pm rating: 3
I’m completely focused on it now…
And I will be here forever, and ever, and ever, oogling your post…
just this one…
May 15, 2008 at 8:49 pm rating: 1
May 15, 2008 at 10:08 pm rating: 0
I’m sure the manager is going to have fun trying to remove that note, and then have fun explaining the nuances of food service ettiquette (I’m sorry, I’m sorry, it’s my fault, and I’m sorry for not apologizing fast enough, where would you like that lip service..?) to this particular person.
Unless the store doesn’t value its customer service reputation, in which case, more power to ya, but I’m getting my coffee somewhere else.
May 15, 2008 at 11:36 pm rating: 0
I understand about the drugs thing though, I used to work at a cafe where people were always shooting up in the bathroom and nodding off in there for hours…
It’s a case of, “I get paid ten dollars an hour, which is not enough to clean up your biological hazards.”
May 16, 2008 at 12:50 am rating: 1
I have huge issues with anyone working in food service who has a problem with cleaning… and with not being a bitch.
shitty coffee AND I can’t do my drugs in the bathroom? What kind of demon are you?
May 16, 2008 at 1:15 am rating: 0
But I only go there to do yay yay in the bathroom!
Whatever – the lines were too long anyway. Lazy Barista.
May 16, 2008 at 1:25 am rating: 0
The person who posted the note should be fired…it is unfortunate that she has to clean the washroom in a world full of messy and gross people….However, the quality of the coffee being served should never be contingent upon an employees mood????Nor should the quality of the coffee ever be part of the equation…..a more proffesional note would have requested customers to respect the washrooms…BUT NEVER EVER should something like the quality of food products be threatened…..especially in relation to the stores dirty washroom!!!
May 16, 2008 at 3:56 am rating: 0
No one is disagreeing with you or Jayne or anyone else who is taking our responses way too seriously. We are just having a shitload of fun with the note and the obvious fool who wrote it. (Pun intended.)
May 16, 2008 at 10:48 am rating: 0
And the world revolves around ______!… I wasn’t posting a response to the other responses….I’m posting in direct reference to the Barista’s note……
May 16, 2008 at 5:22 pm rating: 0
That is fabulous. I wonder if the barista who wrote that was the one I saw getting flak from an idiot the day before yesterday… sigh. I was so taken aback by the customer’s behaviour that I blogged about it – and I hope she reads it. Not that she’ll know it’s about her. Sigh.
May 16, 2008 at 7:24 am rating: 0
sounds like someone’s in love
May 16, 2008 at 11:42 am rating: 0
thank you, agent inspired and neil. that’s all i’d been trying to say in the first place.
May 16, 2008 at 10:29 am rating: 0
I love some of the more serious comments.
Like you’re going to get “professionalism” out of somebody earning $7.00 an hour to sell overpriced coffee and clean up the fecal spray of patrons who suffer an adverse reaction to caffeine. And spare me the line about if you’re going to do a job, do it right…whatever gramps, now go change your Depends and find your uppers.
That’s why low level service jobs are best done by immigrants or the developmentally disabled. Immigrants are just happy to be employed (plus they can add to the global mystique of the place) and you can trick a retard into thinking that he’s the vice president of restroom sanitation.
I prefer hiring illegal immigrants because you can abuse them and they won’t complain (Juanita, come over here and steam my cream…NOW!)…but you know, there is a tax credit if you hire Corky…
May 16, 2008 at 11:25 am rating: 2
Mmmmmm, I love steamed cream.
May 16, 2008 at 12:26 pm rating: 0
Get your claws outta my claw KittyKat!!!
May 16, 2008 at 1:06 pm rating: 0
What, did you think I meant something dirty by that? For shame, Mishee!
May 16, 2008 at 1:29 pm rating: 0
Wait, so the barista cleans the bathroom AND mixes my drinks?!
Eeeeeew, I’m drinking at home from now on.
May 17, 2008 at 3:49 pm rating: 0
Oh, this is so true. I love this note. When I lived in Seattle I worked at Starbucks and I often had “bathroom duty”. Bathroom duty included finding many a heroin needle. The fact that our bathroom had coded locks (so we could screen junkies) still didn’t prevent the problem.
The thing this barista doesn’t realize is that the junkies don’t buy coffee. They just ask for a water and then dump half of it out and try and fill the cup up with half and half and Sugar in the Raw.
May 18, 2008 at 8:21 am rating: 0
But… but there is a pronoun antecedent mismatch.
May 18, 2008 at 11:49 am rating: 0
The words “barista” and “cleans this bathroom” should never, EVER appear in the same sentence.
Go Team Peet’s Coffee. I’ll never think of Tully’s quite the same way again.
May 19, 2008 at 11:50 am rating: 0
Point of interest: the people who read this passive-aggressive note are the same people you are trying to get to buy coffee, thus fueling your paycheck. Try not to insult them.
I do understand her pain a bit, though; I get tired of my sort-of friends congratulating themselves for managing to smoke pot or do shrooms in the bathroom of the local Starbucks. Nobody’s impressed, guys.
May 26, 2008 at 3:06 am rating: 0
who cares, i say let them do drugs! (and of course i mean caffeine)
Jun 19, 2008 at 6:34 pm rating: 0
I’m sick of the word “barista”, and of the pretentious coffeehouses that insist on using it.
Jun 28, 2008 at 8:23 am rating: 0
Drugs are bad…mmkay?
Jul 2, 2008 at 1:18 pm rating: 0
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