9 ANNOYING THINGS THAT HAPPEN AT STARBUCKS


I do not indulge in Starbucks everyday. I usually have a k-cup or tea but on road trips, vacations and once, sometimes twice a week, I make the trip and enjoy the treat.

Depending on your age, location and occupation, Starbucks can either be the best place on Earth or the worst. While they do serve delicious, whipped caffeine when you need it the most, they also tend to be a little overpriced and packed with interesting subjects. Some of us do crazy things at Starbucks like deviate from your normal skinny tall to gasp.., a Venti with 2%. 

There also are times in which your taste buds will ignore and defy the weather, leading to you ordering iced drinks during the winter and hot beverages in the summer on numerous occasions. However these things are not annoying but the bottom 9 can be. See if you can relate or picture it. 

1. When the Barista spells your name obnoxiously wrong. How do you confuse Andrea for Android? Who's named that? Do I look like a phone?

2. When the person in front of you just can't get it together with their fancy drink order. Dear guy ordering the venti decaf soy vanilla latte with extra foam, two pumps of mocha syrup, one pump hazelnut and light whipped cream: WHY?

3. When you ask for a small and the Barista laughs and says, "You mean a tall?" OK I DIDN'T PROPERLY STUDY MY STARBUCKS LINGO and referenced a normal size chart instead. SORRY. 

4. When they ask you if you want whipped cream on your frapp. Um, DUH!

5. When you hear the price and you almost pass out. But then you still go back time and time again because Starbucks is your Drug. Admit it.

6. When you've been daydreaming about your favorite pastry all day and they run out by the time you get there. But, but, where are the chocolate croissants?  Yes, this marks a sad, sad day for all of us, so then on a hopeful note you try ordering a sandwich, but guess what? They’re out of everything except the boring egg and cheese one. 


  7. When you order something and the person behind you orders something better and you wish you got that instead. Dang, that sounds soooo good.

8. You'll be caught in the background of 1-25 pictures of peoples coffee. Don’t worry, it will run through an Instagram filter, which could even make a pile of horse manure look magical.

9. When the line is out the door. Seriously, why is the Starbucks line always so freaking long? And the drive-thru is 10 miles long too. So you stick with inside ordering only to find the girl in front of you, on her way to Yoga, has a detailed list of 8 different drinks for her little friends. Really?

But then you'll still go back tomorrow or in my case, next week. 
Oh the small luxuries of life!

And Let's admit this: we do all have pictures either of our Starbucks concoctions or holding one, if not, both. Here is a favorite one of my husbands of me and my java. If you look close, it looks like I have a lip ring but don't worry mom, it is just the reflection off the Traverse Bay.
Happy Monday Beverage Connoisseurs

"No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee's frothy goodness."
 ~Sheik Abd-al-Kadir

50 comments:

  1. All of these are SO true! Especially #2. I get so annoying when standing behind someone with the most complex drink order ever.

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    1. I know! Glad you can relate Kelly and I hope your Monday is marvelous!!! :-)

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  2. Haha, what an awesome post for a Monday! Need caffeine! Yes to #2 -- I try to keep it nice and easy so I don't bug the people behind me!!

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    1. Me Too! You're such a considerate Starbucks patron! :-) I hope your Monday is awesome!!!

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  3. Oh gosh I haven't been to a starbucks in forever because my work has the best coffee for free!!! But #1 is so true I actually give a fake name most of the time and then forget what name I gave lol!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Fake name......Oh my gosh B, this cracked me up! You rock, thanks for the Monday morning smile!!

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  4. Hilarious!! I love this list :) Are you sure you don't want to be called Android? ;)

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    1. Ha ha ha!!! My new name!!! You crack me up! Have one great Monday!!!

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  5. Great post!!! These are all so funny. And so true!!! There is a Starbucks around the corner from where we live and also down the street from where we work. There have definitely been moments where I'm like rolling my eyes lol. I drink black coffee 95% of the time, but once in a while I will get a latte. My trick to making those drinks a little healthier is to always use skim milk, and only 1 pump of the syrup. :-) Hope that you had a fab weekend and have a great day!!!

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    1. Lady after my heart. That is exactly how I like a latte. I love to make things better for me, even if it is just a tad bit. Hope you have a great start to your week sweet and beautiful Caroline!!!

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  6. This is so funny! And so true! I can relate to SO many of these...particularly spelling my name wrong (how do you spell "Rachel" wrong?!) and small vs. tall. I refuse to adopt the Starbucks lingo, it will always be small to me! haha Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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    1. Ha ha, me too Rachel. We're the normal ones, not them. Lol. Happy Monday right back at cha sweetheart! :-)

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  7. Haha these are all spot on! And the lines are definitely ridiculous which makes me absolutely love the new mobile ordering system. I think the lines are so bad because the drinks take so long to make :-P

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    1. I am so happy you told us about the mobile ordering. I'm on board for sure!!

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  8. #1 Made me laugh sooo hard! They totally do it on purpose by now I think haha! This post was so hilarious Andrea, such a great way to start my Monday off! Also, I nominated you for the Blog Tour Award : http://www.thethirtysomethinglife.com/2015/06/the-blog-tour-award.html. Have a happy start to the week my gorgeous friend! XO -Kim

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    1. Good Morning sweet Kim! Thank you, yes I do believe they laugh when we leave! HA! I hope your Monday goes fast and fantastic!! :-)

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  9. This post was so funny! Thanks for sharing, love! Definitely made my day!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Monday is as marvelous like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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    1. Thank you sweetie! Hugs for a great day!!

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  10. Hahaha I totally wish I would have gotten something else after hearing all the orders after mine! Buyers remorse! And they always spell my name wrong. ALWAYS. I think they do it on purpose or something. Now I really want a freaking Starbucks. Way to go ANDROID!!!!

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    1. Hee Hee! I'm going to get a t-shirt with that name on it and wear it in there. If you go, take a picture with your cup and send it to me. Lol

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  11. Being a Starbucks addict, I had to laugh at this :)

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    1. :-) glad to make you smile sweet lady!!

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  12. Cute post! I love Starbucks but I agree they have their quirks!

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    1. ;-) Hope you're having a great Monday so far!!

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  13. I am not a coffee girl so I think I am the only person on earth who has never been to Starbucks! Maybe I should go for the entertainment!! Funny post! Susan

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    1. Nothing wrong with that. I never drank it til a few years ago when a friend brought me a latte and it was yummy. I do drink tea more but let me tell ya, Starbucks can be a hoot! Hope you're having a super day Susan!

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  14. Hahaha... very funny! I agree about the people who can't get there order together... especially when you're in a rush...and the lines... oh my gosh... I've waited 10 minutes in the drive-thru before!

    Luxury whining... :o)


    Amber
    All the Cute
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    1. Ha ha Amber! You're so precious and fun! Hope your Monday is awesome!!

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  15. Haha I love this. A few weeks ago when I was at the drive thru at Starbucks I asked for a medium whatever & it went like this "Can I have a medium...I mean uh...oh you know what I mean!" Luckily that barista was nice & it didn't even phase her. I also hate the term barista...

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  16. Ha ha Brianne, you know what I'm talking about.
    ;-) Hope you have an awesome Monday!!

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  17. This is a great post. I swear they spell names wrong on purpose. They never get my name right and it's very easy.

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    1. That's so funny as so many people have said the same thing. Maybe they get a kick out of making us mad. ;-) Have a very Happy Monday!

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  18. hahahha, I read an article that they spell names incorrectly on purpose to mess with people. Granted, Emelia is not an easy name to spell..why would they do that? Slightly irritating. Your post is hilarious...yes, why do they always run out of pastries? Doesn't make sense to me...

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    1. Wow, there is an article about that! They should be ashamed of themselves. Ha!! Doesn't make sense to me either...! Hope you're having a super start to your week!! :-)

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  19. Hahah to funny!! I can never believe some of the orders I hear people place!!
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    1. I know!!! I feel sorry for the Baristas sometimes. Hope you're having a great start to the week!

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  20. Damn the lines kill me and there are ALWAYS lines! Did you hear about how they're going to start delivery and text-ahead orders soon using their app (if not already)!? This could be MAJE, my friend!

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    1. Yes yes, I heard some Starbucks have enacted this!!! Lifesaver and then some :-)

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  21. I hate when people are supposedly "in the line" but they wander ten feet away, and then look irritated if they suspect you of cutting in front of them. And those people who sit with their laptops and glare if you walk within five feet of their table, because they are working on some great masterpiece novel/movie screenplay and they think you want to peek.

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    1. Oh my gosh Robin so true! I am totally picturing it and these could've been on the list! Hope you're having a great start to your week :-)

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  22. LOL to ALL of these! Especially number 1! Who knew so many of us had such difficult names?!

    xo, Michelle Paige
    www.michellespaige.com

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  23. I know. Lots of people have been telling me they do it on purpose!! Isn't that awful!!! Hope you're having an awesome day my friend! :-)

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  24. I don't drink coffee so I would always get a hot green tea in the winter and then they changed tea companies and the price went from $1.95 to $2.95! I couldn't believe they were charging that much for a tea bag in some hot water! Another funny Starbucks story...once when I was there, a lady brought in her huge 1995 desktop computer and packed lunch to use the internet! Lol. And another time, a homeless man sat right across from me and spread his legs wide open and there was a hole in his jeans...GROSS!

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    1. Oh my gosh! See the crazy things that happen there. Ha! Green tea is actually my favorite, the Tzao Zen, so I brew that at home!! Love your stories and Happy Monday my friend! :-)

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  25. Haha, I don't really frequent StarBucks too often but I will be passing this along to my friends that do. XO
    -Lauren Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. :-) Hope you've enjoyed a lovely day sweet Lauren!!

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  26. Hahaha! You are so funny! :) Makes me wanna go Starbucks and think about this list and laugh. :)

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    1. ;-) Thank you sweet Hazel! Hope you have a lovely day!

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  27. Haha, this made me laugh! So true!
    -Margaret
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  28. Cries/sad face: I want Starbucks now but it is a weekend stop for is now to save money but it used to be everyday but now we can't afford it everyday of the week with four kids. But oh how your list is so true! You are too funny. Enjoy your next Starbucks drink. Thanks for linking up!
    Rachel xo

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