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Friday Randoms

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Ahh. Friday. Kind of loses some of the fun when you have to work at 5a on Saturday, but, it’s the weekend nonetheless. Soooo here’s some randoms:

–This was was the 4th of July. So fun!!! Took the kiddos to a parade and had so much fun. Sam LOVED it. Only, since when did 15 minutes of old cars get to be in a parade? If you aren’t dressed as an animal, riding on something with one wheel, or throwing candy at me, I’m not super interested. Here’s some pictures of my patriotic cuties:

my sweet girl, in the headband i made!

–i think that i’m going to have to give up on having good pictures of our whole family for awhile. getting an 18 month old and a 6 month old to look cute together in a photo just doesn’t work.

–starbucks customers are nuts. like, seriously nuts. a guy emailed my boss this week asking for a free drink because when he came in, the parking lot stunk. really? what just happened?

–Sam walked up to Piper today and said, “Hi baby!” Ahhh sentences. They’re coming. He started saying hungry, brush, ice, dart, bite, and a few other things this week. He’s hilarious.

–We finally decided on what we’re doing for church!! Been hopping and looking and thinking and deciding and we’re going to be going to SPEPs evening service. It’s good for us right now and will be great because even when I have to work, I won’t have to miss going to church with my family. Now, to get Sammy used to the nursery….

–Transformers 3=really great. Almost as good as the first, way better than the 2nd. Saw the non 3d version, because I refuse to let any of my money continue this ridiculous 3d fad. I don’t like glasses I’m forced to pay for, and I don’t like when things look like they’re flying out of the screen at me. 2d is where it’s at.

–made the most ridiculous dessert ever. saw this on Pinterest, and didn’t find an excuse to make it until a cookout on Monday. Yeah, that’s cookies and oreos and brownies. And it tasted better than it looked, if that’s possible. And I gained 12 pounds.

What Just Happened?!

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So I’m pretty sure if I wanted to, I could be a millionaire. All I have to do is start writing down all the funny, crazy, and unbelievable things that happen in a day in the life of a Starbucks Barista. Some things are so hilarious that I can’t get through a day without laughing so hard I almost cry. Some things are so infuriating that I have to step in the back room and catch my breath before I totally freak out. But there’s never a day I don’t come home with some stories, and never a day when I don’t utter the phrase, “What just happened??” So occasionally on the blog, I’m going to share some of these stories. Here’s some of my favorites lately:

Man goes through drive thru and orders a Venti latte with 4 equals. When he gets to the window, the following conversation ensues:

Man: Did you put 4 Equals in my Latte?

Barista: Yes, sir, I did.

Man: Yes, that’s what I asked for.

Barista: Yes.

Man: That’s too many. (note: he has not received or tasted his beverage yet.)

Barista: What?

Man: That’s too many. It should have 2.

Barista: Um. Did you want it remade?

Man: Well, yes. You made it too sweet.

What just happened?

We make a cappuccino. A cappuccino, by definition, is espresso shots with half milk and half foam. A cappuccino is NOT what comes out of a machine at 7-11. Often, this creates dissatisfaction among our customers. The other day I took a call from an upset customer.

Me: Thanks for calling Starbucks, Ashley speaking, how can I help you?

Woman: Yes. I was JUST in there. I come in all the time. I always am in there buying drinks.

Me: Ok. Um, how can I help you?

Woman: Well, I was JUST in there. And I ordered a drink, and it was HALF FOAM. IT WAS ONLY HALF FULL.

Me: Can I ask what beverage you ordered?

Woman: Cappuccino.

Me: Oh, I am so sorry. See, our cappuccinos are actually made with half foam and hal—

Woman: NO! I SAID IT WAS HALF FOAM. My drink was HALF FOAM. It was made wrong.

Me: Yes, ma’am. See, though, our cappuccinos are actually made with half foam and half milk. That’s the recipe. Were you looking for a latte? Mostly milk?

Woman: You are not listening. MY DRINK WAS WRONG. IT WAS HALF FOAM. I WANT A NEW ONE.

Me: Sigh. Yes, ma’am. Please come in for a free drink, on us.

What just happened?