A reddit thread called “Dear Starbucks Customers” is like a therapy session for Starbucks baristas. They’re venting about the things customers do that annoy them most and even include a 12-point list on not to do when ordering. But there seems to be one thing people do that really gets the people behind the coffee counter more than anything else: saying “I’m going to be late for work.”
It’s included in the thread creator’s list of 12 don’ts and it’s echoed by many other baristas there. "I can tolerate a lot of things but nothing gets me quite like the people who get mad they’re gonna be late for work. DONT. COME. TO. STARBUCKS," wrote one Reddit user.
Another writes, "Yeah I don't get this. You saw the line, you know they make each drink by hand, either ACCEPT your own decision and the fact that you make a choice where you might be late, or get out of the cafe."
So now you know. Please don’t ever complain to a Starbucks barista that you’re late. If you’re in that much of a rush…suck it up and use the office Keurig.