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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 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.
 
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