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(Fox11 Los Angeles)   Investigation finds that Target Starbucks barista is not guilty of tamponering with LAPD officer's Frappuccino, to the surprise of no one who's ever actually seen a tampon before   (foxla.com) divider line
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2020-07-29 10:14:40 PM  
Was the bloody obvious tag not available?
 
2020-07-29 10:15:51 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Was the bloody obvious tag not available?


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2020-07-29 10:16:04 PM  
Tampons are used in mountaineering, not tamponeering.
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2020-07-29 10:16:06 PM  
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2020-07-29 10:16:14 PM  
Target has baristas?
 
2020-07-29 10:19:36 PM  
What kind of women does that cop date?
 
2020-07-29 10:19:42 PM  
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2020-07-29 10:20:28 PM  
Have people that have their orders intentionally messed with ever thought about not being assholes?
 
2020-07-29 10:20:55 PM  

BolivarShagnasty: Target has baristas?


Barista: (Noun)  a person whose job involves preparing and serving different types of coffee.

They sell coffee among other prepared food items.  So yes.
 
2020-07-29 10:22:25 PM  
You mean the police were lying scumbags?

I can't believe that. There's just no way. The police have never been lying scumbags.
 
2020-07-29 10:25:12 PM  
Is it too much to ask for a simple cup of coffee, no strings attached?
 
2020-07-29 10:25:16 PM  
accidentally scooped up a cleaning cloth that had fallen into ice, then unknowingly blended it into the officer's drink.

Damn.  What kind of blenders do they use at Starbucks that a towel wouldn't clog it??  Or shred it to pieces?
 
2020-07-29 10:28:51 PM  

fusillade762: accidentally scooped up a cleaning cloth that had fallen into ice, then unknowingly blended it into the officer's drink.

Damn.  What kind of blenders do they use at Starbucks that a towel wouldn't clog it??  Or shred it to pieces?


I worked for another coffee chain in the 90s. We had blenders that would have put some garbage disposals to shame.
 
2020-07-29 10:31:49 PM  

BolivarShagnasty: Target has baristas?


The barista worked at the Starbucks inside the Target store.

/Reading is FUNdamental.
 
2020-07-29 10:36:24 PM  

W_Scarlet: You mean the police were lying scumbags?

I can't believe that. There's just no way. The police have never been lying scumbags.


Which lying scumbags are you referring to? The one that actually found what appeared to be a tampon in his drink and reported it, or the ones that investigated and determined that it was a cleaning rag that accidentally ended up in his drink? Who was lying in this incident?
 
2020-07-29 10:37:29 PM  

CruiserTwelve: W_Scarlet: You mean the police were lying scumbags?

I can't believe that. There's just no way. The police have never been lying scumbags.

Which lying scumbags are you referring to? The one that actually found what appeared to be a tampon in his drink and reported it, or the ones that investigated and determined that it was a cleaning rag that accidentally ended up in his drink? Who was lying in this incident?


Every one of you guys, when it comes down to it.
 
2020-07-29 10:43:52 PM  

BolivarShagnasty: Target has baristas?


If they have a Starbucks attached yes
 
2020-07-29 10:44:57 PM  

Bartle J.: CruiserTwelve: W_Scarlet: You mean the police were lying scumbags?

I can't believe that. There's just no way. The police have never been lying scumbags.

Which lying scumbags are you referring to? The one that actually found what appeared to be a tampon in his drink and reported it, or the ones that investigated and determined that it was a cleaning rag that accidentally ended up in his drink? Who was lying in this incident?

Every one of you guys, when it comes down to it.


Aaand here we go.
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2020-07-29 10:45:35 PM  

CruiserTwelve: W_Scarlet: You mean the police were lying scumbags?

I can't believe that. There's just no way. The police have never been lying scumbags.

Which lying scumbags are you referring to? The one that actually found what appeared to be a tampon in his drink and reported it, or the ones that investigated and determined that it was a cleaning rag that accidentally ended up in his drink? Who was lying in this incident?


The cop. The cop was lying. Do you need pictures and some crayons?
 
2020-07-29 10:48:45 PM  
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2020-07-29 10:54:40 PM  

Bartle J.: CruiserTwelve: Who was lying in this incident?

Every one of you guys, when it comes down to it.


You, too. Me, too.

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2020-07-29 10:55:09 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: CruiserTwelve: W_Scarlet: You mean the police were lying scumbags?

I can't believe that. There's just no way. The police have never been lying scumbags.

Which lying scumbags are you referring to? The one that actually found what appeared to be a tampon in his drink and reported it, or the ones that investigated and determined that it was a cleaning rag that accidentally ended up in his drink? Who was lying in this incident?

The cop. The cop was lying. Do you need pictures and some crayons?


How was the cop lying? Did you read the farking article or just intentionally trying to be an oblivious moron?
 
2020-07-29 11:00:07 PM  
Too bad.
 
2020-07-29 11:08:23 PM  

rcain: fusillade762: accidentally scooped up a cleaning cloth that had fallen into ice, then unknowingly blended it into the officer's drink.

Damn.  What kind of blenders do they use at Starbucks that a towel wouldn't clog it??  Or shred it to pieces?

Or not make a distinct and quite audible "off-putting" sound. Honestly, I call BS that this was a simple mistake. I've worked with industrial grade kitchen gear in the past and there's no way that you can put something so clearly unintended for processing without at least some indication that something was wrong


Someone who doesn't pay attention to the off-putting sound is the type of person who allows a cleaning rag to fall on fresh ice, and then doesn't notice it when she scoops it up, and further doesn't notice it when adding flavors/coffee to the ice. A big blind deaf dummy.
 
2020-07-29 11:12:34 PM  

otherideas: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: The cop. The cop was lying. Do you need pictures and some crayons?

How was the cop lying? Did you read the farking article or just intentionally trying to be an oblivious moron?


The cop was mistaken about the kind of foreign object that was blended into his drink, and while he was not mistaken about a foreign object being blended into his drink, because he guessed the wrong object, he's a liar.

That's how lying works.  If you look at evidence and come to the wrong conclusion, then you are lying.

Wait, wait...I'm getting a message from the judges.

I'm sorry, I was wrong.  That judges are telling me that isn't how lying works at all.  My mistake.
 
2020-07-29 11:18:12 PM  

Hypnotic Harlequin: otherideas: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: The cop. The cop was lying. Do you need pictures and some crayons?

How was the cop lying? Did you read the farking article or just intentionally trying to be an oblivious moron?

The cop was mistaken about the kind of foreign object that was blended into his drink, and while he was not mistaken about a foreign object being blended into his drink, because he guessed the wrong object, he's a liar.

That's how lying works.  If you look at evidence and come to the wrong conclusion, then you are lying.

Wait, wait...I'm getting a message from the judges.

I'm sorry, I was wrong.  That judges are telling me that isn't how lying works at all.  My mistake.


I thought I'd get an eye roll. Let me go make some popcorn.
 
2020-07-29 11:23:16 PM  
I'll just leave this here

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2020-07-29 11:26:54 PM  
I like how when a cop finds something in his drink there is a felony investigation. When I find something in my drink, all i get is coupon for another drink.
 
2020-07-29 11:27:09 PM  
That may not have been a tampon, but the spit was 100% real.
 
2020-07-29 11:29:46 PM  

CruiserTwelve: W_Scarlet: You mean the police were lying scumbags?

I can't believe that. There's just no way. The police have never been lying scumbags.

Which lying scumbags are you referring to? The one that actually found what appeared to be a tampon in his drink and reported it, or the ones that investigated and determined that it was a cleaning rag that accidentally ended up in his drink? Who was lying in this incident?


The one who decided a rag was a tampon and decided to make a "they want to vilify us" complaint about it --- that's not lying directly. It's worse. It's some monumental stupidity and the easy career path of "hey guys they're after us" approval.

Please tell me you're not going to stick up for that.
 
2020-07-29 11:34:19 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: The cop. The cop was lying. Do you need pictures and some crayons?


Which cop and what was the lie? Was there not an object in his drink that could easily be mistaken for a tampon? Did the investigating cops not interview the barista and find out it was a rag?
 
2020-07-29 11:38:20 PM  

fusillade762: accidentally scooped up a cleaning cloth that had fallen into ice, then unknowingly blended it into the officer's drink.

Damn.  What kind of blenders do they use at Starbucks that a towel wouldn't clog it??  Or shred it to pieces?


I'd like to see the video footage they mentioned because right now I'm not buying her story.

I've filled thousands of cups with ice and find it implausible that someone wouldn't notice a cleaning rag in the blender.
 
2020-07-29 11:42:45 PM  

fusillade762: accidentally scooped up a cleaning cloth that had fallen into ice, then unknowingly blended it into the officer's drink.

Damn.  What kind of blenders do they use at Starbucks that a towel wouldn't clog it??  Or shred it to pieces?


I think Starbucks uses Vitamixes.
 
2020-07-29 11:44:32 PM  

BolivarShagnasty: Target has baristas?


They'll put Starbucks anywhere.  There was a Starbucks for a couple years in the Kroger I worked at.
 
2020-07-29 11:47:20 PM  

lack of warmth: BolivarShagnasty: Target has baristas?

They'll put Starbucks anywhere.  There was a Starbucks for a couple years in the Kroger I worked at.


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2020-07-29 11:48:53 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: I'd like to see the video footage they mentioned because right now I'm not buying her story.

I've filled thousands of cups with ice and find it implausible that someone wouldn't notice a cleaning rag in the blender.


THE POLICE ARE HIDING THE EVIDENCE IN ORDER TO MAKE THE POLICE LOOK BAD!
 
2020-07-29 11:50:06 PM  
This thread is really begging for a joke about being "on the rag," but I can't quite make it work.  Somebody who is a better comedian than me:  make this joke work!
 
2020-07-29 11:54:59 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: CruiserTwelve: W_Scarlet: You mean the police were lying scumbags?

I can't believe that. There's just no way. The police have never been lying scumbags.

Which lying scumbags are you referring to? The one that actually found what appeared to be a tampon in his drink and reported it, or the ones that investigated and determined that it was a cleaning rag that accidentally ended up in his drink? Who was lying in this incident?

The cop. The cop was lying. Do you need pictures and some crayons?


Lol. Ooops.

Asshole.
 
2020-07-30 12:01:24 AM  

Hypnotic Harlequin: This thread is really begging for a joke about being "on the rag," but I can't quite make it work.  Somebody who is a better comedian than me:  make this joke work!


Something something "teabag for vampires" Something.
 
2020-07-30 12:03:49 AM  

Hypnotic Harlequin: This thread is really begging for a joke about being "on the rag," but I can't quite make it work.  Somebody who is a better comedian than me:  make this joke work!


The cop who was being a paranoid, biatchy dumbass might as well have been on the rag instead of holding it?
 
2020-07-30 12:10:04 AM  
Cop is obviously a pervert. You don't confuse bits of cleaning rag for a tampon unless you were already thinking about it.
 
2020-07-30 12:39:36 AM  
On the rag? The rag was in.
 
2020-07-30 12:43:53 AM  

Spartapuss: Cop is obviously a pervert. You don't confuse bits of cleaning rag for a tampon unless you were already thinking about it.


Also, it must have been a small cleaning rag.   I know tampons come in different sizes, but "elephant" would certainly have to be it.
 
2020-07-30 12:54:10 AM  

ubermensch: Someone who doesn't pay attention to the off-putting sound is the type of person who allows a cleaning rag to fall on fresh ice, and then doesn't notice it when she scoops it up, and further doesn't notice it when adding flavors/coffee to the ice. A big blind deaf dummy.


You don't know how many hours they'd been at work. And if they'd been getting 8 hours of sleep.
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2020-07-30 12:54:38 AM  

rcain: fusillade762: accidentally scooped up a cleaning cloth that had fallen into ice, then unknowingly blended it into the officer's drink.

Damn.  What kind of blenders do they use at Starbucks that a towel wouldn't clog it??  Or shred it to pieces?

Or not make a distinct and quite audible "off-putting" sound. Honestly, I call BS that this was a simple mistake. I've worked with industrial grade kitchen gear in the past and there's no way that you can put something so clearly unintended for processing without at least some indication that something was wrong


You're assuming that everybody takes at least some pride in their work... A lot of workers don't care about not being terrible at their job, so long as they don't get fired.  You find twice as many of these people in entry level jobs.

Also, don't forget Hanlon's Razor "Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity" or in this case probably just not caring that the blender sounds funny.
 
2020-07-30 1:06:23 AM  

CruiserTwelve: W_Scarlet: You mean the police were lying scumbags?

I can't believe that. There's just no way. The police have never been lying scumbags.

Which lying scumbags are you referring to? The one that actually found what appeared to be a tampon in his drink and reported it, or the ones that investigated and determined that it was a cleaning rag that accidentally ended up in his drink? Who was lying in this incident?


had nothing to do with the tampon.  it was the 6 shoppers they gassed and brutalized on the way in from the parking lot.
 
2020-07-30 1:19:48 AM  

boozehat: BolivarShagnasty: Target has baristas?

Barista: (Noun)  a person whose job involves preparing and serving different types of coffee.

They sell coffee among other prepared food items.  So yes.


Not only that some Target's like one near me have Starbuck's in them. And even before COVID-19 that was the loneliest Starbuck's in town. Target doesn't open until 8am so already they've missed the ( former ) morning rush. Every time I went in not one person was visible -- not even an employee. It's open I swear but no one. Ever. I've never seen a customer and now not a chance. By all accounts it's probably fine, it's Starbuck's, but I've never been to one so I don't know their menu.

/ I can't stand coffee and from what I've heard they're expensive for food
// oddly I have had Starbuck's food items, though, given to me by a food charity as they are a day or two past due date -- c'mon, wilted lettuce won't ( usually ) kill you!
 
2020-07-30 1:20:09 AM  

redmid17: Hypnotic Harlequin: This thread is really begging for a joke about being "on the rag," but I can't quite make it work.  Somebody who is a better comedian than me:  make this joke work!

The cop who was being a paranoid, biatchy dumbass might as well have been on the rag instead of holding it?


I don't really think its paranoia to realize some sort of cloth product has blended into your drink and suspect deliberate tampering.  It's a little weird to go straight to tampon, but I get the cop's reasoning. A female barista probably has access to tampons.  Tricking a cop into drinking a tampon would be social media gold.

Bigotry and hate produce hate crimes.  When Donald Trump is decrying illegals, calling them rapists and murderers, insisting they carry disease, are we then surprised when hate crimes against immigrants go up?  Of course not. Anyone care to argue that principle?  No?  Then it is not unreasonable for police to fear hate crimes against police during a period in which bigotry and hatred against police is at a fever pitch.
 
2020-07-30 1:26:40 AM  

rcain: I call BS that this was a simple mistake.


Folks, we got ourselves a blender detective over here.

CruiserTwelve: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: The cop. The cop was lying. Do you need pictures and some crayons?

Which cop and what was the lie? Was there not an object in his drink that could easily be mistaken for a tampon? Did the investigating cops not interview the barista and find out it was a rag?


The cop didn't lie.  He was just a paranoid, overly-litigious pussy who could have ruined someone's life with his hysterical panic.  So basically the same as any other day.

Any normal person would have taken the drink back to the Starbucks, asked for an explanation, and gotten an apology and a gift card.  This idiot snowflake immediately assumed he was being poisoned and ran to the DA crying about it.  The result was a felony investigation over a customer service error.

Farking cops thinking they're so important that everyone is out to get them is how we got to the place we are now, with innocent people being murdered, police union spokesmen acting like literal human sewage in response to criticism, cities burning, and a majority of Americans deciding that our nation's police forces all need to be spanked and sent to bed with no supper.
 
2020-07-30 1:30:50 AM  

rcain: fusillade762: accidentally scooped up a cleaning cloth that had fallen into ice, then unknowingly blended it into the officer's drink.

Damn.  What kind of blenders do they use at Starbucks that a towel wouldn't clog it??  Or shred it to pieces?

Or not make a distinct and quite audible "off-putting" sound. Honestly, I call BS that this was a simple mistake. I've worked with industrial grade kitchen gear in the past and there's no way that you can put something so clearly unintended for processing without at least some indication that something was wrong


Whatever else the barista may be guilty of, that's clearly not a tampon. They don't go in or it that long.
 
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