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I used to give the cops decaf.

Posted by Eric Grandy | May 21, 2008 5:38 PM

Every time I see one of those Olsen things I picture them running around an organ grinder with a tin cup.

Posted by oooh ooooh AH AH! | May 21, 2008 5:41 PM

I'm more surprised they don't have people going to Starbucks for them.

Posted by Ziggity | May 21, 2008 5:47 PM

@1 I used to do the same thing to strung out business people when I worked at one of the SBs at the airport.

Posted by Etherite | May 21, 2008 5:52 PM

@3, how else would they get looked at?

Posted by Blunderplank | May 21, 2008 5:53 PM

You give people what they order...even if the people in question do need some fattening up, you don't presume to know what's best for someone else...
My son has a lot of food allergies. People like to give him milk because "it's healthy" and "all kids need milk" even though it then makes him sick. Thanks, people...

Posted by j4zz3rgrl | May 21, 2008 6:31 PM

I gave people something approximating what they ordered, as far as I know. I lasted two months, only weekends.

@1 The giving cops decaf trick is pretty common. And sanctioned by a few of the managers. Chalk another up for passive aggressive Seattlites! I never did it, but I didn't have any cops in my store. I did give an old lady a regular refill, and felt bad, but it was a mistake.

@4 whole v skim milk wouldn't change an allergy. Ordering soy gets you soy.

Posted by Tizzle | May 21, 2008 6:37 PM

They should have dropped a stick of butter in.

Posted by Fnarf | May 21, 2008 6:46 PM

It doesn't matter what they ate or drank ... I'm sure they purged it out afterwards anyway.

Posted by Mahtli69 | May 21, 2008 7:13 PM

It didn't seem to help...

Posted by PopTart | May 21, 2008 7:24 PM

that's either a giant bag or a very small human.

Posted by cochise. | May 21, 2008 7:48 PM

So the barista has a God complex and the Olsen twins are anorexics.It sounds like they all need help.
You give people what they order! You do not get to decide what is best for the other person.
The guy just admitted he's a control freak! Yuck.

Posted by mj | May 21, 2008 7:54 PM

She kind of looks like Rita Pearlman.

Posted by chris | May 21, 2008 8:19 PM

Starbucks is evil!

Posted by UnCommon Sense | May 21, 2008 10:06 PM

I couldn't possibly give less of a shit what the Olsen twins drink.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | May 21, 2008 11:01 PM

"...small coffee shop chain Starbucks.."?


Posted by matt garman | May 22, 2008 12:12 AM

Dude, I drink non-fat always. Whole, 2% and sometimes 1% upset my digestion. Not cool to switch. Moreover, I can almost smell a drink made with fuller fat. I definitely tast it on the first sip. So, really it's not like you can sneak that by someone.

Oh yeah, and I second Matt's comment.

Posted by Nay | May 22, 2008 1:01 AM

@7 - yah, I know...was remarking more on the sanctimonious "I know better for you" people who, for example, give the Olsens full fat or, another example, give my son real dairy.

Posted by j4zz3rgrl | May 22, 2008 4:43 AM

I was working at a downtown Seattle's Best Coffee when John Carlson was running for governor. One afternoon a big group of his supporters came in waving their campaign signs and generally being loud and obnoxious. They made a big deal about not knowing how to order coffee drinks but they all decided to get four-shot 20 oz. flavored lattes because they wanted to "go crazy" and stay up all night. So I used decaf shots, put in loads of sugar-free syrup and burned the milk.

Posted by blargh | May 22, 2008 6:47 AM

Whole milk makes the accompanying lunch of 1/4 c. almonds and 1/2 c. tamari-rice crackers way too heavy.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | May 22, 2008 8:05 AM

There's no way someone doesn't notice their latte is made with whole milk instead of their usual skim. You can tell from the very first sip. I don't believe this story for a minute.

Posted by Jane | May 22, 2008 8:22 AM

Jane, I believe the story. You see, I used to date one the twins (though I never knew which one, they kept switching on me). Every time I picked one of them up in the morning 1/2 an hr after they finished their espresso they would become all farty and complain about gas. Def made me not want to hit that. So thanks a lot barista!

Posted by Yarman the Great | May 22, 2008 8:52 AM

Whole milk won't make you any fatter than skim, in fact probably the opposite. The fat slows down the rate the maltose spikes your glycemic index.

Now substituting sugar vanilla flavor for sugar-free vanilla flavor: that might make a gradual difference.

Posted by Jason | May 22, 2008 9:39 AM

I used to give Dan Savage Ginger Apricot tea instead of Ginger peach tea....

Posted by IS | May 22, 2008 12:15 PM

The ongoing (thus far extraordinarily successful) experiment authored by Howard Schulz to discover how much people will actually pay for a cup of coffee continues. Or how to strengthen your memory muscle by reciting exactly what goes into your more-complicated-than-Jewish-dietary-law cuppa PC in a green dessert cup.

Posted by IT'S ONLY COUGHEE | May 22, 2008 2:08 PM

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