blackberry green tea frappuccinos make people stupid.
my former partner, who is a barista brat at another bux, just told me of a customer who is deathly allergic to blackberries, but was willing to risk her life just to savor our new blackberry green tea frappuccinos ('bgtf' is the cup marking). of course she ended up in the emergency room and had to spend the night in the hospital, but days later relayed to the barista brat that being able to partake of the frappuccino was totally worth anaphylactic shock and an outrageous medical bill.
are you kidding me?
and in my bux, the "green tea frappuccinos give me the runs" lady has come in nearly every day to order a venti bgtf. she hasn't yet told me whether the blackberry syrup speeds up or slows down her bowels, not that i'm particularly interested but as you know she likes to keep us informed.
there are also the customers who insist there is no caffeine in the bgtfs because they aren't made from coffee. even though we tell them ('til our aprons turn blue!) that green tea does indeed have caffeine, they shake their heads and tell us that green tea is healthy and nothing healthy contains caffeine.
well - do healthy things also contain insane amounts of sugar, whipped cream and blackberry drizzle? yeah, didn't think so.
but my favorite bgtf story has to do with the stupid bux partner from another store who insists on coming to my bux just to order the bgtfs. why? because apparently we make them so much better than she can make them herself.
please - stay away from the bgtfs! they will make you stupid!
customer rant: listen to me when i'm ordering! don't half listen while you tell your co-workers about how hungover you are because you partied into the wee hours of the morning before your opening shift. it doesn't impress me, it doesn't make me feel sorry for you, and it certainly doesn't help for tips if you can't keep focused on my damn drink order for ten seconds. not only that, you wrote the wrong drink on the cup and when i had to ask for it to be remade, you had the nerve to tell me that you wrote down exactly what i ordered. do your damn job properly. brag about being drunk during your break! and don't start complaining how no one tips you. you've done nothing to merit being tipped!