Top 3 Pet Peeves of an Indie Barista
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|Condescend to me and so help me god I will hit you with this...thing.|
Gut Check Code Name: Lil' Spitfire
Position: Barista, independent coffee shop
Pet Peeve #1
LS: Being talked down to. You can hear it in their voice, how they ask for things, like condiments or refills. It's irritating. But I get over it. They probably talk to everyone like that.
Pet Peeve #2
LS: We quit serving breakfast at [a certain hour]. It's the people who go, "Awwwwww, can't you just make me something?" No! [slaps counter]. Wake up earlier!
Pet Peeve #3
LS: People who act like there's no line.
Gut Check: You mean they butt in front of other people in line?
LS: No, they come over here to the side of the counter and pretend like there's no line and quietly try to place their order.
Gut Check: How do you deal with that?
LS: Some of [my colleagues], they say, "In a minute." But I'm kind of allowing of it.