Apparently I am responsible for every cup of coffee made on th east coast.
Picture this- A coffee shop full of people waiting for drinks, a line out the door and only two barista’s working (someone called in sick!) The seasoned barista (me) is on the bar with a line of drinks covering the entire counter while the new barista is trying her best to keep up on the register.
Customer: How come no one on the east coast knows how to make a good cup of coffee?
(Now remember- this gentleman has not received his drink yet)
Barista: Uh, I am sorry I don’t know the answer to that
Customer: Well don’t you have to go through training to learn how to make the drinks properly
Me: Yes we do
Customer: Well how come you still can’t manage to make a good latte?
Me: (while running back and forth between making cold and hot drinks, running out of product and trying not to punch this guy in the mouth) I am sorry you feel that way, what did you order?
Customer: A 140 degree latte
Me: I am sorry you are not satisfied with your drink, would you like me to remake it?
Customer: I don’t have my drink yet, I just know that no one on the east coast knows how to make a good latte
Me: (Stopping everything to look this jerk right in the eye) Sir, I don’t know what you want from me.
Customer: I just want you to learn to make a decent coffee