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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:36:12 AM

The woman was going OFF in Starbucks this morning about the shortage of syrup to make the coveted Pumpkin Lattes. She not only reamed out the poor employees, but she ranted about all the "wanna-be" pumpkin latte drinkers who are only "jumping on the bandwagon because people like her made it popular."

Relax, lady. I don't even like pumpkin drinks. You can have this wanna-be's share.

Oh, and lady? You may want to lay off the caffeine all together.








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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:39:55 AM
It's kind of scary to think that's how someone would react over a pumpkin latte.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:41:31 AM
If you ever see her again, tell her to get a Cinnamon Dolce. They taste much better.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:41:55 AM
Nice. People are idiots. With the week I've had and how I'm feeling, I probably would have gone off on her for being an idiot. Or at least told her how ridiculous she was being over a beverage and that she needs to leave and grow the f*** up.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:43:14 AM
With all the shit going on in the world, she chooses THIS to lose it over?

First world problem, indeed!



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Posted: 10/5/2012 6:47:10 AM
That sounds like the old ladies I ran into at Arby's a couple of weeks ago. I thought they were going to blow a gasket because they had to use packets of ketchup instead of out of the squeezy thing. (From a germaphobic standpoint, wouldn't the packets be better? That way the ketchup is contained?) Ah, well.

People, they is crazy!!!






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Posted: 10/5/2012 7:00:19 AM
Sheesh! She needs to go online, buy her own big bottle of pumpkin syrup and carry it around with her to deal with Starbucks emergencies. Life is too short to stress over a pumpkin latte, even if it was people like her who made them popular.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 7:02:53 AM

She needs to go online, buy her own big bottle of pumpkin syrup and carry it around with her to deal with Starbucks emergencies

Haha! I wish I had thought to suggest that.









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Posted: 10/5/2012 7:05:23 AM
Yikes. Sometimes the general public can be scary.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 7:09:06 AM
People pick the strangest things to obsess about. A syrup?!?



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Posted: 10/5/2012 8:01:49 AM

She not only reamed out the poor employees, but she ranted about all the "wanna-be" pumpkin latte drinkers who are only "jumping on the bandwagon because people like her made it popular."

Seriously. What an obnoxious idiot.





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Posted: 10/5/2012 8:21:22 AM
How well was it handled? This is a tough week with every Starbucks manager in the country in Houston for the Leadership conference.

Personally, outside of pie, I find pumpkin anything completely unappetizing

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Posted: 10/5/2012 8:28:02 AM
OMG

Oh Em Geeeee!

Are you serious? Some woman actually believes that there's such a thing as wanna be Starbucks drinkers?!?

I guess I might be one of them. I don't like Starbucks but I love pumpkin. Maybe I'll go try one since SHE made it so popular.

How in the world did you keep from straining your neck from rolling your eyes so much?!?


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Posted: 10/5/2012 8:36:55 AM

If you ever see her again, tell her to get a Cinnamon Dolce. They taste much better.


This! I used to love the pumpkin spice lattes but I think a few years ago they changed the drink and now I find it to be way to sweet. But then again it's been awhile since I've had one, maybe I need to get one to form a better opinion.

As for the lady having a fit over a Starbucks drink, she needs to Simma Down Now!


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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:01:16 AM

she ranted about all the "wanna-be" pumpkin latte drinkers who are only "jumping on the bandwagon because people like her made it popular."


oh, but didn't you know that you were in the presence of royalty? she's a trendsetter, she is, and you KNOW that everybody is only drinking those pumpkin lattes because SHE drinks them.

you should have bowed down and kissed her feet.



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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:15:35 AM
That would have been the perfect moment to whip out your cellphone cam, record it, post it on youtube, and ride her trendsetting ass to fame and fortune.



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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:25:03 AM
And did anyone in Starbucks call her out on her bad behavior? As a manager, I would have escorted her out the door.

I am so tired of people's bad behavior.



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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:25:05 AM
I can sort of relate except my addiction is to their Lime Refresher drink (OMG SO GOOD!!!). I was in the drive thru and ordered one, and she told me that they were out of lime. While I didn't go off on her, I was having my own internal freak-out Turns out, they were only out of the actual sliced lime that they use for garnish. So, lesson learned, I'm going to by the mix that they also sell, and keep it in my purse in case of emergencies.
fyi - if you live in a warm climate, those Refresher drinks are the best! Plus they are made from green coffee beans, so lots of caffeine. I've been drinking these instead of a an energy drink bc you get the caffeine without the bajiggity feeling you get from a 5 hour.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:58:51 AM
pumpkin latte? meh



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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:01:21 AM

The woman was going OFF in Starbucks this morning about the shortage of syrup to make the coveted Pumpkin Lattes. She not only reamed out the poor employees, but she ranted about all the "wanna-be" pumpkin latte drinkers who are only "jumping on the bandwagon because people like her made it popular."


OMG. I would have been laughing at her.

I get bummed when they can't make pumpkin lattes but I don't get bitter at the employees. I usually say thanks anyway and go to the Starbucks on the next corner.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:14:17 AM
I bet that was my SIL - the tragedy of it, poor dear!


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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:21:24 AM
If they're out of something they need to post it. I am not in total support of this lady, but understand her frustration. Sometimes I believe it's intentional, expecting you'll buy something else instead. I'll give you an example.

I frequent "Jack In The Box". This has happened 3 times this year. I wait in a line of cars, finally order iced tea, wait again to get to the window, then told they are out at the window. Now, I've spent 15 minutes on my lunch hour for something they could have told me they don't have. Then, they ask "how about a soda?". Yes, I can relate to the woman, except I don't go crazy. I do verbalize my displeasure to the manager. If I didn't love their tea so much, they'd be history!


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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:22:35 AM
Yep she sounds crazy, but you never know if she was having a bad day and this small thing just pushed her over the edge. I would just cut her some slack and roll your eyes and laugh.




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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:30:11 AM
She sounds pathetic.


OK. Newbie. This is how it works. If your post consists of 80% sanity, 10% stupidity and 10% all kinds of crazy, we immediately focus on the 20% b/c it discredits the 80%.




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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:31:37 AM

That would have been the perfect moment to whip out your cellphone cam, record it, post it on youtube, and ride her trendsetting ass to fame and fortune.

Darn. I guess I've missed my cameo appearance on The Today Show.








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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:37:18 AM
She's a nut job, however, that would make for a pretty good SNL skit.


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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:39:57 AM
That's it!

Fall Is Ruined!

"Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte is a staple for coffee lovers each autumn. Its smooth, sweet-yet-spicy flavor is the perfect treat for a crisp October day. Alas, this season, some Starbucks customers will be left thirsty and brokenhearted because there is a Pumpkin Spice Latte "shortage."



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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:42:07 AM
Crazy! I tried it and don't like it so don't blame me lol! Now, the Cinnamon Dolce latte is really good but my to-go drink is the Skinny Vanilla latte.

I tried the Lime Refresher, a little too tart for me but not bad. Have you tried the other berry kind? Is it good?





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Posted: 10/5/2012 11:47:46 AM
Well, I feel bad. If you were home, I took some of that syrup for a friend and I the other day. Boy, it was good.


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Posted: 10/5/2012 12:13:08 PM
There was a blurb on the news this morning about the shortage. Check ebay for syrup auctions.




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Posted: 10/5/2012 12:21:59 PM
I don't even like Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but those true Starbucks trendsetters have such influence on me that I had to jump on the bandwagon. Now I drink four or five a day, just so I can be trendy.

(just kidding, I love them, trendy or not, and I've only had two so far this fall, so I'm not responsible for the shortage.)

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Posted: 10/5/2012 12:24:30 PM

wanna-be" pumpkin latte drinkers who are only "jumping on the bandwagon because people like her made it popular."




No, I made it popular. Gah, what a narcissist!



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Posted: 10/5/2012 12:28:12 PM
Meh. To me, drinking a pumpkin spice latte is akin to licking an air freshener.


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Posted: 10/5/2012 12:28:45 PM
Oh please...

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Posted: 10/5/2012 12:34:03 PM
I like the hot buttered apple cider drink myself. I haven't been to a Starbucks in at least a year so I don't even know if they still make them.









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Posted: 10/5/2012 1:54:05 PM
Sheesh. What an idiot.

I went to one last weekend and they were out. So I went to one less than 2 blocks away and got it. If I can't get one at all, a cinnamon dolce latte is almost as good.


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Posted: 10/5/2012 2:56:10 PM

Meh. To me, drinking a pumpkin spice latte is akin to licking an air freshener.

And who made THAT popular?





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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:09:02 PM
Quick, what did she order instead? I need to know so I can stay up on what the cool people are drinking now that Pumpkin Lattes have hit the mainstream.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:12:52 PM
You need to print this URL off and hand it to the Starbucks worker. Some of the stories on here leave my chin on the floor.

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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:15:47 PM
To quote Sheldon Cooper, "Bitches be crazy."


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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:17:25 PM
This is the funniest thread I have read in a long time!!

I live in Seattle and am in a Starbucks about 4 times a week and have never had a pumpkin latte.....guess I am way, way, waaaaay behind on this trend! Ha!!




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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:25:08 PM
Well I am personally loving the salted caramel mocha right now, I'm not a fan of pumpkin invading every single seasonal food and drink this time of year!

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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:28:43 PM
I like pumpkin spice latte - I made my husband drive thru Starbucks for one on the way to the hospital when I was in labor - but a hissy fit in the store is way over the top. She must be just precious all around. Ugh.


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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:32:04 PM

The woman was going OFF in Starbucks this morning about the shortage of syrup to make the coveted Pumpkin Lattes. She not only reamed out the poor employees, but she ranted about all the "wanna-be" pumpkin latte drinkers who are only "jumping on the bandwagon because people like her made it popular."
Oh my goodness!!!


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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:34:38 PM
Sounds like a perfect story to submit for The Customer Is Not Always Right

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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:42:18 PM
Ridiculous!!!

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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:42:51 PM
Sounds like she needs to switch to pumpkin vodka!

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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:42:56 PM
Pretty sure you ran into my cousin's wife. She posted an epic rant about this just last night on FB.

I think she needs a hobby.


And a Valium


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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:49:50 PM

That would have been the perfect moment to whip out your cellphone cam, record it, post it on youtube, and ride her trendsetting ass to fame and fortune.








that's a funny story!

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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:56:16 PM

Honestly, I've had days like that. Not that I've gone totally off on an employee, or taken credit for making an item popular, but sometimes, something like that can be the straw that broke the camel's back.
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