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(Yakima Herald Republic)   "Someone paid for my plain coffee. Shouldn't they tell you BEFORE YOU ORDER so you can order the drink you really want? Or at least get it a size larger than you normally would?? That way nobody would get stuck with a little cup of plain coffee"   (yakimaherald.com) divider line 138
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2013-11-18 05:29:46 PM
WTH am I reading?
 
2013-11-18 05:35:45 PM
Some people find the cloud in every silver lining.
 
2013-11-18 05:46:58 PM

impaler: WTH am I reading?


A bullshiat letter made up by some talentless idiot so that he'd have something to answer in his pointless column.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-11-18 05:48:10 PM
If she's broke, what in the hell is she doing in Starbucks in the first place?
 
2013-11-18 05:59:54 PM
It's like Dear Prudence for hipsters.

Meaning it's fake and douchey!
 
2013-11-18 06:12:36 PM
From the comments section:

fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.netKathy Wall  There is something inherently wrong with this younger generation who are sooo privileged and yet feel sooo entitled!! This young person needs to be forced to work in a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for at least a year and then let's see whether or not she has learned some sense of humility, not to mention gratitude. Thanks for at least telling her she is a spoiled brat!

It's amazing this cow of a poster not only knows the gender but the age too of the submitter of the problem.
 
2013-11-18 06:15:50 PM

stpauler: From the comments section:

[fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net image 148x148]Kathy Wall  There is something inherently wrong with this younger generation who are sooo privileged and yet feel sooo entitled!! This young person needs to be forced to work in a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for at least a year and then let's see whether or not she has learned some sense of humility, not to mention gratitude. Thanks for at least telling her she is a spoiled brat!

It's amazing this cow of a poster not only knows the gender but the age too of the submitter of the problem.


I'm shocked she took the time from screaming "FOOSBALL IS THE DEBIL!" to write that comment
 
2013-11-18 06:24:53 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-11-18 06:32:39 PM
If you're going to make up advice columns, please at least include some explosions and people getting molested by Bigfoot.
 
2013-11-18 06:39:48 PM
What a douche.
 
2013-11-18 06:39:58 PM
If you are running out of money between paychecks, maybe you shouldn't be ordering extra shot grande white chocolate double whip drinks regularly.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-11-18 06:40:10 PM
img.fark.net

KEEP THE GOVERNMENT'S HANDS OFF MAI SOCIAL SECURITY.

man I love Wilford Brimley...
 
2013-11-18 06:40:42 PM
If you're living paycheck to paycheck and buying coffee at Starbucks then you dun goofed. Probably why you're living paycheck to paycheck in the first place.
 
2013-11-18 06:41:59 PM
No one cares, GET A JOB HIPPIE!!!
 
2013-11-18 06:43:17 PM

scottydoesntknow: stpauler: From the comments section:

[fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net image 148x148]Kathy Wall  There is something inherently wrong with this younger generation who are sooo privileged and yet feel sooo entitled!! This young person needs to be forced to work in a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for at least a year and then let's see whether or not she has learned some sense of humility, not to mention gratitude. Thanks for at least telling her she is a spoiled brat!

It's amazing this cow of a poster not only knows the gender but the age too of the submitter of the problem.

I'm shocked she took the time from screaming "FOOSBALL IS THE DEBIL!" to write that comment


She looks good after being buried alive for decades.
 
2013-11-18 06:43:31 PM
How could the person ahead of him/her have already paid the correct amount if the order has not been placed yet?  If they decided to go for the most expensive thing on the menu would the benefactor have to come back to cover the difference or do they have a running tab?  Yeah, I am calling BS on this one too.
 
2013-11-18 06:44:59 PM
Man, there's a lot of straw for one fake letter.
 
2013-11-18 06:46:02 PM
"Also, before I forget: A grande extra-shot white-chocolate mocha double-whip? Why stop there? Why not ask them to crumble a few Oreos on top? I mean, seriously, that is the most obnoxious coffee order I have ever heard. "

thats awesome...
 
2013-11-18 06:46:15 PM
How could the barista tell you beforehand that your drink has already been paid for, without knowing what the fark you're going to order? I'm not sure that many Starbucks let people open a tab.

Nice work of fiction, Pat. I'm happy for your having found a place of employment that pays you for "work" like that.
 
2013-11-18 06:46:24 PM
It's a trade-off. If they tell you in advance that they are buying, you can order whatever the hell you want, and they are obligated to pay. BUT...they get to give you a swift kick to the balls (or a tit-punch). OR...you get the drink paid for, with no advance notice, but you remain coont-punt free. Your choice.
 
2013-11-18 06:46:45 PM
That's gotta be fake. If it's not, he deserves to have that hot coffee thrown in his farking jerk-face
 
IP
2013-11-18 06:47:10 PM

scottydoesntknow: It's like Dear Prudence for hipsters.



Hipsters?  In Yakima?
 
2013-11-18 06:48:19 PM
Next up: the martini that I was sent by the creep at the bar wasn't dirty, and it lacked the THREE olives that I require for every glass, and it certainly wasn't the gin that I normally imbib; the question is: can I legally tear their heart from their sternum for this, or should I blame the bartender for not reading my mind?
 
2013-11-18 06:50:33 PM

OtherLittleGuy: scottydoesntknow: stpauler: From the comments section:

[fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net image 148x148]Kathy Wall  There is something inherently wrong with this younger generation who are sooo privileged and yet feel sooo entitled!! This young person needs to be forced to work in a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for at least a year and then let's see whether or not she has learned some sense of humility, not to mention gratitude. Thanks for at least telling her she is a spoiled brat!

It's amazing this cow of a poster not only knows the gender but the age too of the submitter of the problem.

I'm shocked she took the time from screaming "FOOSBALL IS THE DEBIL!" to write that comment

She looks good after being buried alive for decades.


I wonder how she feels about Obama?
 
2013-11-18 06:51:01 PM
I wish you could buy a drone strike for people like this
 
2013-11-18 06:51:04 PM
That letter was so douchey I punched my monitor in hopes it would be electronically transmitted to the letter writer in some way.
 
2013-11-18 06:51:14 PM

vodka: If you're living paycheck to paycheck and buying coffee at Starbucks then you dun goofed. Probably why you're living paycheck to paycheck in the first place.


If she were more invested in the long con, she could have parlayed that free small drip from a stranger into a whirlwind romance with a wealthy sugar daddy, able to afford anything on the menu at Starbucks. That's crazy money. The place has bucks in its name. She could have taken her obviously wealthy anonymous benefactor home, blown him, and gotten his name, then had him pay for her lifestyle until age hit her with the ugly stick. Instead she got biatched out by an advice columnist. Of course that's exactly what we should expect out of the kind of broke ass, whiny person that has to steal $1.93 in change from a blind bum on the street in order to afford her small drip with room. Millennial generation, I weep for thee.
 
2013-11-18 06:52:10 PM

scottydoesntknow: I'm shocked she took the time from screaming "FOOSBALL IS THE DEBIL!" to write that comment


Ah, that's what that reminded me of. Thank you.
 
2013-11-18 06:53:12 PM
Broke turd. biatching about something bought for her. That's Fark.
 
2013-11-18 06:53:31 PM
You don't tell people you're picking up the tab before they order, or as people are generally greedy bastards, they will order appetizers, desserts, coffees, apartifs, etc. that they would never order if they were paying on their own. Or decide tonight is the perfect night for the waygu filet mignon for two for one.

You got a free coffee (although I also smell bullshiat).

Try to enjoy it.
 
2013-11-18 06:53:51 PM

Zugarific: I wish you could buy a drone strike for people like this


Paypal me $800, and I can promise you that the person who wrote the letter will not exist.
 
2013-11-18 06:54:50 PM

Virulency: "Also, before I forget: A grande extra-shot white-chocolate mocha double-whip? Why stop there? Why not ask them to crumble a few Oreos on top? I mean, seriously, that is the most obnoxious coffee order I have ever heard. "

thats awesome...


Biatching about obnoxious coffee orders at Starbucks? Truly, it's the cutting edge of humor. I wonder what the author thinks about airline food?

/Doesn't drink coffee, obnoxious or otherwise.
 
2013-11-18 06:54:56 PM
Two things, if you are almost broke two days before payday, you do not go to Starbucks. And secondly, stop being such a biatch and be grateful.

I sometimes would do this if the guy behind me is uniform or something like that, but if guys reacts like this, I'd have to think twice next time.

/I know ungrateful biatches like this is extremely rare, still
 
2013-11-18 06:55:06 PM

Virulency: "Also, before I forget: A grande extra-shot white-chocolate mocha double-whip? Why stop there? Why not ask them to crumble a few Oreos on top? I mean, seriously, that is the most obnoxious coffee order I have ever heard. "

thats awesome...


Less so when you consider the likelihood that author of TFA made it up to serve as a set-up for the line "that is the most obnoxious coffee order I have ever heard."
 
2013-11-18 06:55:20 PM
If I had known someone else was paying for it, I would have ordered the filet mignon and double lobster tails! GODDAMITSOMUCH!
 
2013-11-18 06:56:28 PM
I recognized most of the words in the article but nothing regarding the descriptions of coffee.  Apparently not drinking the stuff really simplifies my life.
 
2013-11-18 06:56:37 PM

hubiestubert: Next up: the martini that I was sent by the creep at the bar wasn't dirty, and it lacked the THREE olives that I require for every glass, and it certainly wasn't the gin that I normally imbib; the question is: can I legally tear their heart from their sternum for this, or should I blame the bartender for not reading my mind?


Mitt, you've been reading Fark again?

You poor dear.  Why don't you go watch the servants buff the 2nd-best Cadillac with their hair?  That always makes you feel better.
 
2013-11-18 06:57:00 PM
I used to waste so much money on Starbucks. Then I realized how much weed I could buy by drinking drip at home. I'm never out of weed.
 
2013-11-18 06:57:10 PM

jbc: If she's broke, what in the hell is she doing in Starbucks in the first place?


Doing what all broke people do, spend money they shouldn't be and biatching about not having money.
 
2013-11-18 06:57:14 PM
How the hell could the person in front of them have paid BEFORE they even ordered?
 
2013-11-18 06:57:36 PM
How do you pay for a drink at Starbucks  that hasn't been ordered yet?
 
2013-11-18 06:57:58 PM

berylman: How could the person ahead of him/her have already paid the correct amount if the order has not been placed yet?  If they decided to go for the most expensive thing on the menu would the benefactor have to come back to cover the difference or do they have a running tab?  Yeah, I am calling BS on this one too.


I used to work at Dunkin Donuts, and usually when this happened it was in the drive thru, where we already had the next person's order priced, so the person at the window would know how much when they asked to pay.
 
2013-11-18 06:58:23 PM
Here's my overly complicated coffee order I make each morning, "yes, please".  Because she's already stated my usual when I step up to the counter.
 
2013-11-18 06:58:34 PM
I'll take things that never happened for $200, alex.
 
2013-11-18 06:59:16 PM
The only reason that people become greedy like this is because the people who came before them taught them to be greedy - they're conditioned by a society that rewards such savagely self-serving behavior. It's your society too, so stop being so self-righteous about it.
 
2013-11-18 07:00:19 PM
That was a lot of potato right there. Damn!
 
2013-11-18 07:00:31 PM

Pocket Ninja: impaler: WTH am I reading?

A bullshiat letter made up by some talentless idiot so that he'd have something to answer in his pointless column.


jbc: If she's broke, what in the hell is she doing in Starbucks in the first place?


You two have covered everything I wanted to say.

I never really understood going to Starbuck's anyway.  I have a decent coffee making machine in my kitchen.  It takes less than a minute to set it up to make coffee.  It has a timer on it so all I have to do is walk to my kitchen and pour hot coffee when I wake up.  Even when I just had my old Mr. Coffee I would just turn it on and wait a few minutes and then pour a cup.

In either case, I didn't even have to leave the house to do that.  Why the hell does anyone want to go stand in line or sit in a drive-thru lane at farking Starbuck's just to have an overpriced cup of coffee?

I've never actually figured out how much it costs me to brew a whole farking pot of coffee at home because it's so cheap, but I bet the whole pot of coffee I make costs less than a single cup at Starfarks.
 
2013-11-18 07:00:53 PM
I always offer people to buy for them after they make their selection.

1) If they are a good person and would get something cheaper because you are buying it for them they don't.
2) If they are an ass and would buy something more expensive because you are buying it they can't

When people offer to buy me a drink I usually try to get what they are having so I am not buying anything more expensive than the person would for himself.
 
2013-11-18 07:01:56 PM
I'll go one-up on the whole thing. I think Advice Guy is being paid by Starbuck's ad people to perpetuate their 'pay it forward' social media campaign.
 
2013-11-18 07:02:40 PM

IP: scottydoesntknow: It's like Dear Prudence for hipsters.


Hipsters?  In Yakima?


It's more likely than you think.
 
2013-11-18 07:03:20 PM

berylman: How could the person ahead of him/her have already paid the correct amount if the order has not been placed yet?  If they decided to go for the most expensive thing on the menu would the benefactor have to come back to cover the difference or do they have a running tab?  Yeah, I am calling BS on this one too.


Every once and awhile I'll leave a pre-paid card with the cashier with instructions to use it till it runs out for buying people coffee.
 
2013-11-18 07:05:09 PM

Dear Jerk: I'll go one-up on the whole thing. I think Advice Guy is being paid by Starbuck's ad people to perpetuate their 'pay it forward' social media campaign.


That's certainly more likely than this being real.
 
2013-11-18 07:06:12 PM

Soup4Bonnie: How do you pay for a drink at Starbucks  that hasn't been ordered yet?


I haven't actually RTFA or anything like that(come on, it's FARK), but I assume that she had ordered a small plain coffee because she was "so broke", and then, when the guy paid for her already ordered coffee, she decided she deserved the drink she "really wanted" rather than the drink she actually ordered, just because someone else was paying for it.

That's my take on it, anyway.
 
2013-11-18 07:06:23 PM

stpauler: From the comments section:

Kathy Wall  There is something inherently wrong with this younger generation who are sooo privileged and yet feel sooo entitled!! This young person needs to be forced to work in a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for at least a year and then let's see whether or not she has learned some sense of humility, not to mention gratitude. Thanks for at least telling her she is a spoiled brat!

It's amazing this cow of a poster not only knows the gender but the age too of the submitter of the problem.


I was initially angered at that woman's presumptuous comment, but then I imagined her taking a dump, and how difficult that must be for her, centering her giant rumpled ass flab around a small bowl, using what little abdominal strength she has to mush out a few sloppy wet turds, as then breaking a sweat as she uses some type of extendable wand to wipe, and mostilely smearing her own feces down her thigh... And then I kinda felt sorry for her.
 
2013-11-18 07:06:47 PM
This smells like fakery to get page hits.  If it's real, then great response.

Either way, I've profited by reading the comments section.  How else would I have found the wonderful phrase "douche canoe"?
 
IP
2013-11-18 07:06:51 PM

doyner: IP: scottydoesntknow: It's like Dear Prudence for hipsters.


Hipsters?  In Yakima?

It's more likely than you think.


Hipster cowboys maybe.
 
2013-11-18 07:07:37 PM
Did they say if they went through the drive thru or not?  That's the only way I can think of where the person ahead of them could ask the cashier what the person behind them ordered.
 
2013-11-18 07:09:18 PM
While I was reading that I expected an "I'm madder than a ........" in the spirit of Ed Anger.
 
2013-11-18 07:09:56 PM

Five Tails of Fury: That letter was so douchey I punched my monitor in hopes it would be electronically transmitted to the letter writer in some way.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-11-18 07:10:44 PM
I have never understood paying it forward at Starbucks the people that shop with them are either

1. Very stupid and pay 6.00 for burnt nasty bitter coffee when they can't afforded it
2. Have more money then brains and like to spend 6.00 for burnt nasty bitter coffee
 
2013-11-18 07:11:27 PM
Assuming it's real, which I find highly unlikely, the guy ahead had ~$2 in change and left it for her. If she'd ordered a fancier drink, it would have only been ~$2 off instead of fully paid for. (The leftover dime or whatever probably went straight to the tip jar.) There's no possible way that he could have left a tab open, Starbucks POS systems just don't work that way.

stpauler: From the comments section:

[fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net image 148x148]Kathy Wall  There is something inherently wrong with this younger generation who are sooo privileged and yet feel sooo entitled!! This young person needs to be forced to work in a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for at least a year and then let's see whether or not she has learned some sense of humility, not to mention gratitude. Thanks for at least telling her she is a spoiled brat!

It's amazing this cow of a poster not only knows the gender but the age too of the submitter of the problem.


This "Crabby" fella did refer to the writer as female once or twice, although that could have been a snide way of calling a man a pussy, as well.

But seriously, who under 40 ever describes any young woman as "perky"? That's a dead giveaway of at least middle-aged right there. (I'd say middle age male, but you never know.) Boomers projecting their problems onto the youth, where have I seen that before?

I'm probably spending too much mental effort on this crap, but if you carefully read both letters, they're obviously written by the same person. Even Prudie is better than this: at least her fakes are submitted by real trolls.
 
2013-11-18 07:12:09 PM
Wow. And people call the Millennial generation entitled?

CSS:
The fiance and I went to Western Bagel. A rare treat (we make $100 a week), and we usually drop about $25 when we go. We were in a great mood this one day, giggling and laughing and carrying on. We weren't oblivious though, so when a guy stepped up behind us, we quickly backed off and told him to go in front. He seemed a bit surprised, asked if we were sure, and we said, yeah, we hadn't made up our minds anyway. When we came up to pay later, the cashier told us he had paid for our whole order. We were completely blown away; I'm not sure the guy ordered more than a cup of coffee. We make it a point to pay it forward anyway, but I wish I could at least find the guy to say thanks.

Also, I always pass along discounts or offer change if someone doesn't quite have it. I've offered my cell phone when people have needed it (and I had one to give). At some point, the karma comes back, and usually right when you need it too. You don't biatch afterwards because you weren't able to pick out what you really wanted.
 
2013-11-18 07:15:25 PM

jbc: If she's broke, what in the hell is she doing in Starbucks in the first place?


Taking a break from ranting about wealth inequality on Fark.
 
2013-11-18 07:16:35 PM

Zugarific: I wish you could buy a drone strike for people like this


Kick-ass-starter?
 
2013-11-18 07:16:38 PM

scottydoesntknow: stpauler: From the comments section:

[fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net image 148x148]Kathy Wall  There is something inherently wrong with this younger generation who are sooo privileged and yet feel sooo entitled!! This young person needs to be forced to work in a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for at least a year and then let's see whether or not she has learned some sense of humility, not to mention gratitude. Thanks for at least telling her she is a spoiled brat!

It's amazing this cow of a poster not only knows the gender but the age too of the submitter of the problem.

I'm shocked she took the time from screaming "FOOSBALL IS THE DEBIL!" to write that comment


Lawlz.

As for a good cup of coffee, the soich continues.
 
2013-11-18 07:17:21 PM

stpauler: From the comments section:

[fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net image 148x148]Kathy Wall  There is something inherently wrong with this younger generation who are sooo privileged and yet feel sooo entitled!! This young person needs to be forced to work in a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for at least a year and then let's see whether or not she has learned some sense of humility, not to mention gratitude. Thanks for at least telling her she is a spoiled brat!

It's amazing this cow of a poster not only knows the gender but the age too of the submitter of the problem.



The gender can be deduced by the fact that the writer, who would have the original letter and presumably their name, called them "sister" in her reply.
 
2013-11-18 07:18:17 PM
Reads like Jim Anchower wrote the letter.
 
2013-11-18 07:20:28 PM

Soup4Bonnie: How do you pay for a drink at Starbucks  that hasn't been ordered yet?


You get the change back later. Basically, pay say $5 extra and make up for the difference later.
 
2013-11-18 07:22:26 PM

cardex: I have never understood paying it forward at Starbucks the people that shop with them are either

1. Very stupid and pay 6.00 for burnt nasty bitter coffee when they can't afforded it
2. Have more money then brains and like to spend 6.00 for burnt nasty bitter coffee


Do you realize what a moron you look like to everyone who's actually set foot inside of a Starbucks?

Only the sugary crap is $6, the burnt joe is $2, and some people actually enjoy that.

/They will brew other coffee for you, too, if you ask for a pour-over.
//I can't stand Pike Place crap, but they have beans and roasts of many other combinations. You can't exactly call a blond roast "burnt".
 
2013-11-18 07:23:19 PM
Another option I haven't seen :

Person ahead left enough to cover the next person to order a small black coffee.

If the coont ordered her 'grande frappe fru fru' it wouldn't have been free.
 
2013-11-18 07:23:27 PM

stpauler: From the comments section:

[fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net image 148x148]Kathy Wall  There is something inherently wrong with this younger generation who are sooo privileged and yet feel sooo entitled!! This young person needs to be forced to work in a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for at least a year and then let's see whether or not she has learned some sense of humility, not to mention gratitude. Thanks for at least telling her she is a spoiled brat!

It's amazing this cow of a poster not only knows the gender but the age too of the submitter of the problem.


Please. No straight man is ordering a triple mocha dark chocolate ugg boot raspberry white iPhone 5 double caramel infinity sign frappe (or whatever the hell it was).

And I'm fairly certain there are no gay men who are dumb enough to want to live in Eastern Washington, unless it's in Walla Walla.
 
2013-11-18 07:23:41 PM
You know, I came to this thread to defend the person by saying "well, if you can pay for it, I'd be annoyed if I went to mcdonalds to find the person ahead of me had paid for a value meal of something that I WOULDN'T order. I'd feel obligated to take something I didn't want, and that doesn't seem fair." Just the same as if I were in Old Navy and found that the person in front of me bought me a shirt that I didn't ask for.

But this. Just this. Ordering what your broke ass would have ordered, and wishing you could have hit 'em up style, if only you had known it would be covered, burn in hell, asshole.
 
2013-11-18 07:23:57 PM
I wanted to comment on this article on their website, but apparently only people who use Facebook are allowed to comment anymore.

I just was going to say "Fake"
 
2013-11-18 07:25:08 PM

sandbar67: If I had known someone else was paying for it, I would have ordered the filet mignon and double lobster tails! GODDAMITSOMUCH!


Yes, THIS.
 
2013-11-18 07:27:28 PM
Why the hell are people buying strangers $5.00 coffees? I'll tell you why. Starbucks has planted the notion that buying a $5.00 cup of coffee for a stranger makes you a philanthropist. Ha! Ha! It makes you a chump and the person standing behind you a sucker for the oldest trick of gambling: the random reinforcement reward which is hardest of learned behaviors to extinguish. Nicely done Starbucks.
 
2013-11-18 07:27:36 PM

gfid: I wanted to comment on this article on their website, but apparently only people who use Facebook are allowed to comment anymore.

I just was going to say "Fake"


Still clinging to Friendster, eh?
 
2013-11-18 07:28:38 PM

ReapTheChaos: How the hell could the person in front of them have paid BEFORE they even ordered?


It's actually not uncommon at coffee shops. Folks are in a good mood, or don't want change, and just tell the barista that they'll pay for the next guy who gets a coffee.
 
2013-11-18 07:29:18 PM
LordJiro:/Doesn't drink coffee, obnoxious or otherwise.

Commie...
 
2013-11-18 07:40:04 PM
So which one of you farkers submitted it? Not judging. Just curious. Was it you skinnyhead?
 
2013-11-18 07:41:39 PM

Peki: Wow. And people call the Millennial generation entitled?

CSS:
The fiance and I went to Western Bagel. A rare treat (we make $100 a week), and we usually drop about $25 when we go. We were in a great mood this one day, giggling and laughing and carrying on. We weren't oblivious though, so when a guy stepped up behind us, we quickly backed off and told him to go in front. He seemed a bit surprised, asked if we were sure, and we said, yeah, we hadn't made up our minds anyway. When we came up to pay later, the cashier told us he had paid for our whole order. We were completely blown away; I'm not sure the guy ordered more than a cup of coffee. We make it a point to pay it forward anyway, but I wish I could at least find the guy to say thanks.

Also, I always pass along discounts or offer change if someone doesn't quite have it. I've offered my cell phone when people have needed it (and I had one to give). At some point, the karma comes back, and usually right when you need it too. You don't biatch afterwards because you weren't able to pick out what you really wanted.


What in the name of zeuses trident are you doing (or not doing) to net $100/week between to farking people who are apparently working?
 
2013-11-18 07:43:42 PM

itsaidwhat: Why the hell are people buying strangers $5.00 coffees? I'll tell you why. Starbucks has planted the notion that buying a $5.00 cup of coffee for a stranger makes you a philanthropist. Ha! Ha! It makes you a chump and the person standing behind you a sucker for the oldest trick of gambling: the random reinforcement reward which is hardest of learned behaviors to extinguish. Nicely done Starbucks.


True or false, not sure, but something to think about. Am I being fooled? Then again, I never bought for anyone else besides people in active duty uniform, so I guess, I avoided being fooled either way.
 
2013-11-18 07:43:50 PM

dusty15893: Peki: Wow. And people call the Millennial generation entitled?

CSS:
The fiance and I went to Western Bagel. A rare treat (we make $100 a week), and we usually drop about $25 when we go. We were in a great mood this one day, giggling and laughing and carrying on. We weren't oblivious though, so when a guy stepped up behind us, we quickly backed off and told him to go in front. He seemed a bit surprised, asked if we were sure, and we said, yeah, we hadn't made up our minds anyway. When we came up to pay later, the cashier told us he had paid for our whole order. We were completely blown away; I'm not sure the guy ordered more than a cup of coffee. We make it a point to pay it forward anyway, but I wish I could at least find the guy to say thanks.

Also, I always pass along discounts or offer change if someone doesn't quite have it. I've offered my cell phone when people have needed it (and I had one to give). At some point, the karma comes back, and usually right when you need it too. You don't biatch afterwards because you weren't able to pick out what you really wanted.

What in the name of zeuses trident are you doing (or not doing) to net $100/week between to farking people who are apparently working?


I think he meant that each individually make $100 a week. Probably students.
 
2013-11-18 07:44:21 PM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Broke turd. biatching about something bought for her. That's Fark.


And half the people here seem to find more fault with the article's writer than the letter's.
 
2013-11-18 07:45:13 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-18 07:46:04 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think he meant that each individually make $100 a week. Probably students.


No, it's both of us, and I'm a she.

He's a student. I have issues. Long story.
 
2013-11-18 07:46:46 PM

starsrift: ReapTheChaos: How the hell could the person in front of them have paid BEFORE they even ordered?

It's actually not uncommon at coffee shops. Folks are in a good mood, or don't want change, and just tell the barista that they'll pay for the next guy who gets a coffee.


Maybe thwy should put it in the tip jar. As much as I hate the whole tip jar thing, at least they did something for the generous idiot other then just standing behind them and be willing to pay too much for coffee.
 
2013-11-18 07:51:55 PM

GoldSpider: DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Broke turd. biatching about something bought for her. That's Fark.

And half the people here seem to find more fault with the article's writer than the letter's.


The article's author is supposed to be a professional when it comes to writing.  The letter writer could be anyone.
 
2013-11-18 07:55:22 PM
Although this is made up, I'm sure others have been in this situation where after the meal at a restaurant you offer to pick up the tab and your freaking friend says "gee, if I'd have known that I'd have ordered the surf and turf".  Screw you.
 
Ant
2013-11-18 07:56:23 PM
I must admit to feeling like this one day when we went out to lunch with a vendor. I ordered a cheap burger because I was trying not to spend a lot. When the check came, the vendor paid, and I felt a slight tinge of annoyance mixed in with my gratitude.

/Am I a bad person?
 
2013-11-18 08:00:47 PM

Ant: I must admit to feeling like this one day when we went out to lunch with a vendor. I ordered a cheap burger because I was trying not to spend a lot. When the check came, the vendor paid, and I felt a slight tinge of annoyance mixed in with my gratitude.

/Am I a bad person?


No, not at all. I think it's normal to be frustrated at a missed opportunity, but as long as you were still grateful for getting whatever you did, it's fine.
 
2013-11-18 08:03:23 PM

foxyshadis: cardex: I have never understood paying it forward at Starbucks the people that shop with them are either

1. Very stupid and pay 6.00 for burnt nasty bitter coffee when they can't afforded it
2. Have more money then brains and like to spend 6.00 for burnt nasty bitter coffee

Do you realize what a moron you look like to everyone who's actually set foot inside of a Starbucks?

Only the sugary crap is $6, the burnt joe is $2, and some people actually enjoy that.

/They will brew other coffee for you, too, if you ask for a pour-over.
//I can't stand Pike Place crap, but they have beans and roasts of many other combinations. You can't exactly call a blond roast "burnt".


Burnt as in they brew at too high of temp and keep the non liquid candy bar stuff on warming pads way to long. It may have changed in the last 5 years but give me caribou, Gloria jeans, or a k cup any day
 
2013-11-18 08:03:26 PM
I know when I'm broke the first thing I do is go buy coffee from Starbucks.
 
2013-11-18 08:07:04 PM

mayIFark: itsaidwhat: Why the hell are people buying strangers $5.00 coffees? I'll tell you why. Starbucks has planted the notion that buying a $5.00 cup of coffee for a stranger makes you a philanthropist. Ha! Ha! It makes you a chump and the person standing behind you a sucker for the oldest trick of gambling: the random reinforcement reward which is hardest of learned behaviors to extinguish. Nicely done Starbucks.

True or false, not sure, but something to think about. Am I being fooled? Then again, I never bought for anyone else besides people in active duty uniform, so I guess, I avoided being fooled either way.


That's different. There's debt to pay.
 
2013-11-18 08:15:12 PM
While this letter is most likely BS, it is however a good illustration of why welfare states eventually fail.  The human race is just too full of people who will milk every last bit out of something because "Mine!"
 
2013-11-18 08:28:53 PM

Dear Jerk: I'll go one-up on the whole thing. I think Advice Guy is being paid by Starbuck's ad people to perpetuate their 'pay it forward' social media campaign.


Then why wasn't that mentioned in the column? I'm hearing about that campaign for the first from you, here.
Maybe you're paid by Starbucks!
 
2013-11-18 08:35:08 PM

Pocket Ninja: impaler: WTH am I reading?

A bullshiat letter made up by some talentless idiot so that he'd have something to answer in his pointless column.


Hey, no peeking!
 
2013-11-18 08:35:12 PM
Alright, guys. Is it so hard to understand that the person in front of this biatch bought his coffee with a 20 and used the change to pay for whatever orders it could that came after?
 
2013-11-18 08:41:04 PM
Anyone whose bullshiat detectors weren't going off like a christmas tree when reading that is a moron.
 
2013-11-18 08:51:06 PM

Pocket Ninja: impaler: WTH am I reading?

A bullshiat letter made up by some talentless idiot so that he'd have something to answer in his pointless column.


DING DING DING. We have a winner.
 
2013-11-18 08:53:18 PM
Ok, just to clear up this...it is easily possible to pay for someone behind you. You just over-pay a lot and say "I got the person behind me, too". If it happens at mcdonalds, I'm sure it happens elsewhere.
 
2013-11-18 08:53:29 PM
A few years ago I went to Outback with a group of friends while I was broke and ordered the cheapest thing on the menu (cup of soup, if I remember correctly). Then, it took so long for them to get the food out to us, the manager came over and said that our entire bill was on the house.

I then wished that I had ordered some real food instead of just a cup of soup, but I didn't write to a newspaper to complain about it.
 
2013-11-18 08:54:38 PM
The people calling BS on this have obviously never dealt with the general public.
 
2013-11-18 08:57:29 PM
When I make it rain, I prefer to do it at starbucks.

/never made it rain
//dont give a fark if every cup is given a free tablespoon of powdered lead.
 
2013-11-18 09:00:13 PM

BadReligion: The people calling BS on this have obviously never dealt with the general public.


They have, much as I have, and now want to forget about it forever.
 
2013-11-18 09:03:07 PM
Wow, neurosis at its finest.
 
2013-11-18 09:18:48 PM

cardex: I have never understood paying it forward at Starbucks the people that shop with them are either

1. Very stupid and pay 6.00 for burnt nasty bitter coffee when they can't afforded it
2. Have more money then brains and like to spend 6.00 for burnt nasty bitter coffee


That's because you've never actually been inside a Starbucks before. You aren't paying $6.00 for just a nasty bitter coffee. You're paying $6.00 for a nasty bitter coffee that's been mixed with many different types of sugars and turned into a dessert. You can get a regular drip at prices comparable to other places, so long as you don't mind the nasty bitter coffee on it's own.
 
2013-11-18 09:19:44 PM
This reminds me of one of my pet peves.
When I ( on the rare occasion) announce "A round for the House!" I don't expect you to switch from a draft beer, to a triple Glenlevet on the rocks.
 
2013-11-18 09:20:54 PM
Sounds like a Democrat.
 
2013-11-18 09:31:29 PM

BadReligion: The people calling BS on this have obviously never dealt with the general public.


The writing of the question and answer were indistinguishable. They at the very least in the same high school English class.

/also charity at Starbucks deserves a cockpunch. Drop that $5 in a salvation army pot.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-11-18 09:31:55 PM

johncb76006: Sounds like a Democrat.


yet another person I don't need to pay attention to anymore.
 
2013-11-18 09:37:13 PM
TFA: herpa derp herpy derpa derpa derpa herpa durr hurr derpa herpa doooo

i.qkme.me
 
2013-11-18 09:45:31 PM

TheGogmagog: salvation army pot.


Nope. I'll give that $5 to the next homeless person I see. I will not willingly donate to Salvation Army.
 
2013-11-18 09:53:32 PM
This small place I used to go have a drink or two at occasionally would get some rich happy person in there once in a while that would buy a round for everyone (~10 people maybe).  There was always someone that would try to get the bartender to give them the most expensive thing they had....usually by asking what the most expensive thing they had was.  The bartender would then ask the person that bought the round for everyone if it was okay for that person over there (pointing them out in front of everyone) to get a $200-a-glass cognac that they suddenly took an interest in.  They'd usually get up and leave at that point, without saying anything else, out of shame or out of implicit threats of the stares of the rest of us..  After paying their own damn tab.
 
2013-11-18 10:02:55 PM

Bathia_Mapes: TheGogmagog: salvation army pot.

Nope. I'll give that $5 to the next homeless person I see. I will not willingly donate to Salvation Army.


This.
 
2013-11-18 10:47:46 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: stpauler: From the comments section:

Kathy Wall  There is something inherently wrong with this younger generation who are sooo privileged and yet feel sooo entitled!! This young person needs to be forced to work in a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for at least a year and then let's see whether or not she has learned some sense of humility, not to mention gratitude. Thanks for at least telling her she is a spoiled brat!

It's amazing this cow of a poster not only knows the gender but the age too of the submitter of the problem.

I was initially angered at that woman's presumptuous comment, but then I imagined her taking a dump, and how difficult that must be for her, centering her giant rumpled ass flab around a small bowl, using what little abdominal strength she has to mush out a few sloppy wet turds, as then breaking a sweat as she uses some type of extendable wand to wipe, and mostilely smearing her own feces down her thigh... And then I kinda felt sorry for her.


You really spent a lot of time thinking about this. A whole lot of time, just obsessing on this one image.
 
2013-11-18 11:19:47 PM

Peki:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think he meant that each individually make $100 a week. Probably students.

No, it's both of us, and I'm a she.

He's a student. I have issues. Long story.
I've got time...   What is it, do you counterfeit one dollar bills by hand?
 
2013-11-18 11:20:43 PM

Lachwen: Bathia_Mapes: TheGogmagog: salvation army pot.

Nope. I'll give that $5 to the next homeless person I see. I will not willingly donate to Salvation Army.

This.


I agree, I considered slashies and adding. 'and I hate the salvation army'. Should have just said local food pantry.
 
2013-11-18 11:48:03 PM
So I'm assuming that the person who wrote the letter didn't pay it forward?
 
2013-11-19 12:04:48 AM
The person who wrote this letter was just trolling, right?
 
2013-11-19 12:16:31 AM

GeneralJim: I've got time...   What is it, do you counterfeit one dollar bills by hand?


LOL. Hmm, how to make this short:

I have a shoddy but explainable work history, and coupled with resultant mental illness makes it next to impossible for me to hold a job. Because of what currently (pre-ACA) passes for social health care, the docs I was seeing wanted to give me meds for symptoms I didn't have and wouldn't listen to what I do have. I went through what California considers to be a year's supply of mental health counseling visits (6) in the first two months of the year, so I basically said "Fark that noise" and am waiting for Obamacare to kick in, hoping that I'll be able to get some therapists who are actually listening to me.

I really..really...REALLY...want to make a few phone calls this week to finally start things moving in the right direction, but that's surprisingly more difficult than it sounds. You just kind of stare at the phone wishing it would ring itself. . .

/yes I know. I can't do it even when the phone is in my gorram lap. I really can't explain it, other than my limbs just freeze. . .
//maybe tomorrow. . .
 
2013-11-19 12:37:05 AM

Peki: GeneralJim: I've got time...   What is it, do you counterfeit one dollar bills by hand?

LOL. Hmm, how to make this short:

I have a shoddy but explainable work history, and coupled with resultant mental illness makes it next to impossible for me to hold a job. Because of what currently (pre-ACA) passes for social health care, the docs I was seeing wanted to give me meds for symptoms I didn't have and wouldn't listen to what I do have. I went through what California considers to be a year's supply of mental health counseling visits (6) in the first two months of the year, so I basically said "Fark that noise" and am waiting for Obamacare to kick in, hoping that I'll be able to get some therapists who are actually listening to me.

I really..really...REALLY...want to make a few phone calls this week to finally start things moving in the right direction, but that's surprisingly more difficult than it sounds. You just kind of stare at the phone wishing it would ring itself. . .

/yes I know. I can't do it even when the phone is in my gorram lap. I really can't explain it, other than my limbs just freeze. . .
//maybe tomorrow. . .


Good work, Cousin Eddie.
 
2013-11-19 12:44:35 AM

Pocket Ninja: impaler: WTH am I reading?

A bullshiat letter made up by some talentless idiot so that he'd have something to answer in his pointless column.


Actually, I'm not subby but I am from Yakima and this does sound like the ungrateful twats around here.
 
2013-11-19 01:11:30 AM
i call bullship
i think the writer offered to buy something for someone, and that person "up-bought" him or her and ordered something more expensive than usual. this bs letter was an opportunity to vent.

i had a really cheap friend who would always order from the value menu when he was paying, maybe 3 bucks max.
when i offered to pay, this guy actually managed to order over $12 worth of food for lunch........ at taco bell.
 
2013-11-19 01:15:37 AM

badLogic: Every once and awhile I'll leave a pre-paid card with the cashier with instructions to use it till it runs out for buying people coffee.


I applaud your generosity, perhaps http://www.kiva.org etc... would be a better use for your sterling behaviour. (or ya know, give to people who actually need stuff that matters)

// I give to my favourite charity - my wife and children
 
2013-11-19 01:24:52 AM

Slartibartfaster: badLogic: Every once and awhile I'll leave a pre-paid card with the cashier with instructions to use it till it runs out for buying people coffee.

I applaud your generosity, perhaps http://www.kiva.org etc... would be a better use for your sterling behaviour. (or ya know, give to people who actually need stuff that matters)

// I give to my favourite charity - my wife and children


i have to agree that the "starbucks shopper" is probably the least needy demographic i can imagine outside of places like rodeo drive. of course i mean monetarily needy, since they are probably needy otherwise in other ways.
 
2013-11-19 01:40:58 AM

Peki: GeneralJim: I've got time...   What is it, do you counterfeit one dollar bills by hand?

LOL. Hmm, how to make this short:

I have a shoddy but explainable work history, and coupled with resultant mental illness makes it next to impossible for me to hold a job. Because of what currently (pre-ACA) passes for social health care, the docs I was seeing wanted to give me meds for symptoms I didn't have and wouldn't listen to what I do have. I went through what California considers to be a year's supply of mental health counseling visits (6) in the first two months of the year, so I basically said "Fark that noise" and am waiting for Obamacare to kick in, hoping that I'll be able to get some therapists who are actually listening to me.

I really..really...REALLY...want to make a few phone calls this week to finally start things moving in the right direction, but that's surprisingly more difficult than it sounds. You just kind of stare at the phone wishing it would ring itself. . .

/yes I know. I can't do it even when the phone is in my gorram lap. I really can't explain it, other than my limbs just freeze. . .
//maybe tomorrow. . .


Well you have a fiancé so it sounds like you have a support system. Stay strong, it will get better. You'll eventually get the treatment you need.
 
2013-11-19 02:03:21 AM

Fano: Peki: GeneralJim: I've got time...   What is it, do you counterfeit one dollar bills by hand?

LOL. Hmm, how to make this short:

I have a shoddy but explainable work history, and coupled with resultant mental illness makes it next to impossible for me to hold a job. Because of what currently (pre-ACA) passes for social health care, the docs I was seeing wanted to give me meds for symptoms I didn't have and wouldn't listen to what I do have. I went through what California considers to be a year's supply of mental health counseling visits (6) in the first two months of the year, so I basically said "Fark that noise" and am waiting for Obamacare to kick in, hoping that I'll be able to get some therapists who are actually listening to me.

I really..really...REALLY...want to make a few phone calls this week to finally start things moving in the right direction, but that's surprisingly more difficult than it sounds. You just kind of stare at the phone wishing it would ring itself. . .

/yes I know. I can't do it even when the phone is in my gorram lap. I really can't explain it, other than my limbs just freeze. . .
//maybe tomorrow. . .

Good work, Cousin Eddie.


Okay, I had to look that up, but yeah, that fits.

/my mom told me, "If you didn't have bad luck, you'd have none at all."
 
2013-11-19 03:53:41 AM
Someone gifted me a free month of TotalFark. I didn't ask for it but you don't hear me complainin' I didn't get something better do you?

/Ungrateful bunch of bean water drinking hipsters
//Sorry. Farking winter and farking farking arse motherfarking tornadoes make me cranky.
///I am actually very grateful for the free TotalFark. Thank you.
 
2013-11-19 05:53:23 AM

Benjimin_Dover: While this letter is most likely BS, it is however a good illustration of why welfare states eventually fail.  The human race is just too full of people who will milk every last bit out of something because "Mine!"


The "failing economies" of northern Europe tremble in fear of your obvious wisdom and greater knowledge than all of their decades of successfully providing medicare and a social system for their citizens while America steamrolls headlong into the third-world.
 
2013-11-19 06:31:36 AM

ReapTheChaos: How the hell could the person in front of them have paid BEFORE they even ordered?


I usually just leave an extra $5 and tell the counter person to apply it to the next order and if they're just going to pocket it, to wait until I get out the door. If the person behind me orders a coffee drink that costs more than $5, they just get a discounted coffee, not a free one.
 
2013-11-19 07:20:17 AM
Also, before I forget: A grande extra-shot white-chocolate mocha double-whip? Why stop there? Why not ask them to crumble a few Oreos on top? I mean, seriously, that is the most obnoxious coffee order I have ever heard.

If you find someone's coffee order obnoxious you might just be insane.
 
2013-11-19 07:58:03 AM
When I went to buy a car, I was really broke so I ended up getting a 2007 Elantra. Well apparently some guy heard me talking to the dealer about not having much money and he paid for my car. What kind of bullshiat is that? If I knew he was gonna buy me a car, I would have gotten a brand new Viper or a GT-R. Seems kinda shiatty to me to buy someone a car, and not let them pick out the one they really want.
 
2013-11-19 09:25:11 AM

cardex: foxyshadis: cardex: I have never understood paying it forward at Starbucks the people that shop with them are either

1. Very stupid and pay 6.00 for burnt nasty bitter coffee when they can't afforded it
2. Have more money then brains and like to spend 6.00 for burnt nasty bitter coffee

Do you realize what a moron you look like to everyone who's actually set foot inside of a Starbucks?

Only the sugary crap is $6, the burnt joe is $2, and some people actually enjoy that.

/They will brew other coffee for you, too, if you ask for a pour-over.
//I can't stand Pike Place crap, but they have beans and roasts of many other combinations. You can't exactly call a blond roast "burnt".

Burnt as in they brew at too high of temp and keep the non liquid candy bar stuff on warming pads way to long. It may have changed in the last 5 years but give me caribou, Gloria jeans, or a k cup any day


Like what you like, but in my mind, a k-cup is one step above instant coffee. Starbucks brew of the day is far superior, no matter what beans they have on special. Starbucks drip coffee seems to be a lot better than it was a decade ago. I've had it when it's way too hot, but that was 12 years ago. YMMV, I don't buy prepared coffee much.
 
2013-11-19 12:20:33 PM

starsrift: It's actually not uncommon at coffee shops. Folks are in a good mood


In the morning? Before they've yet had their coffee? Who are these freaks of nature?!
 
2013-11-19 12:59:26 PM

RobSeace: starsrift: It's actually not uncommon at coffee shops. Folks are in a good mood

In the morning? Before they've yet had their coffee? Who are these freaks of nature?!


Yeah, that guy must live in a small town. I'm in L.A. Coffee places are the LAST place you want to go in the morning, especially if you're one of the "Can I just have a cup of coffee?" types. In certain place you might get shot.
 
2013-11-19 02:08:39 PM
Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. Asshat with Coffee at Starbucks.
 
2013-11-19 09:03:32 PM

Playinodds: I'll take things that never happened for $200, alex.


Yeah, I spent the whole time worried about the plot hole.  If the previous customer paid for a coffee, how did they know how much to pay?  If the previous customer gave then $5, it it too much for a regular coffee, and not enough for the expensive stuff.
 
2013-11-20 12:11:39 AM

HailRobonia: Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. Asshat with Coffee at Starbucks.


Zinda, his drink black, his eyes red!
 
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