I’ve noticed that when I’ve achieved a free drink at Starbucks, I tend to add on things I normally wouldn’t. Sometimes the baristas like to make a special comment about it as well which makes me feel guilty about ordering literally “anything I want.”
You know what, f**k that.
I’ve purchased 12 drinks to get one free. It’s one of the reasons I continue to patronize Starbucks because I feel like that 12th drink is nice to get. I don’t go very often any more so when I do get the free one, I like to take advantage of their offer. Hell, I’ve dropped probably $60 by then!
This past Friday I ordered a Venti Soy Green Tea Frappucino with Protein Powder. I’ve ordered this before and like the consistency having both the soy and protein powder. I get to the window to pay and I mention I have a free drink coming. Before I can hand my phone over the barista makes a snarky comment:
Oh well that makes sense why you added all those extras on!
Immediately I tell him that the order isn’t that unusual for me. His reply?
Wow that’s a really expensive drink.
No shit, Sherlock. I tell him something like that’s why I don’t come to Starbucks often anymore. I get my drink and go on my way.
As I’m driving home I realize his attempt at humorous banter was a complete fail and ended up making the customer feel uncomfortable. I’ve recalled similar situations before when I get my free drink. What the f**k do they expect that I’m going to get a tall drip coffee for my freebie? If I ordered 20 espresso shots in a Venti cup, by all means point me out and call me a bitch in front of everyone.
That’s my rant. Scan my damn phone, be polite and give me my goddamn free drink.