what is it with pregnant women and their quad venti white mochas?
i don't know if some new medical study has come out, claiming caffeine is actually good for a fetus, but it seems there must be some new discovery because only about 1 in 5 pregnant women have been ordering decaf. it's something i don't understand at all. why would you ingest four ounces of espresso when expecting?
sometimes the hormones cause the women to forget, or at least that's what they tell me when i ask, "would you like that decaf?" while eyeballing their six-month bump.
but mostly they just look at me like i'm the weird one, wondering why on earth i would ask such a question. occasionally they will preempt us by saying, "well, i always stay off the hard stuff but today i need a little extra boost" which of course is a lie because they never order decaf. sometimes it's the mom-to-be's second or third cuppa that day. i'm wondering if they think all the caffeine will help on delivery day and the newborn will just shake and quake its way out.
but us bratty baristas have a secret. sometimes we accidentally pull decaf shots.
customer rant: your store is big. it's massive. it has two condiment bars and at each bar there are two carafes of half&half. that's a total of four half&half carafes. so why is each and every one empty? if you're so damn busy you should be especially diligent with your floor runs. but no, as long as the trash isn't overflowing you think all is good. well, it's not. believe me, i hate coming over to you baristas to ask for more half&half while you're in the middle of a rush, i really do. but remember - i wouldn't have to ask if you just did your job.