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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 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.
 
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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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