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Are Starbucks workers really like that?


I have never been in one so do they really make a stink about a customer saying large?







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Not all, but some ...ABSOLUTELY!

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No.

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None of the characters in this movie are even slightly realistic. It was a pile of *beep*

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... do they really make a stink ...
To be fair she doesn't really make a stink about it at all. Danny is the one who builds something up from nothing much regarding the use of "venti" and quickly ends up being the nasty customer, insulting her and shocking Beth with his rudeness.🐭

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No, they really don't care, trust me. I work there. If anything, the scene is a hilarious mocking of the company's stupid names for sizes in the first place.

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As a Starbucks barista about 10 years ago... speaking from experience (since pretty much every butthole replying to you has no idea), generally baristas just try and explain the difference of grande vs. venti.

Baristas don't mean any disrespect by it, it's just what Starbucks chooses to say in terms of sizes. Sometimes I'd give a person a venti even though they asked for it, and they were shocked by the size, often exclaiming, "HOLY COW, that's too much!" They'd take it but after seeing them come in a few more times they'd go grande or even tall.

IMO if I could re-name I'd have tall = medium, grande = large, venti = xtra large. But again, that's not how Starbucks corp decides to do it.

Completely valid order by Rudd's character and completely valid response by the barista. Rudd was just being overly dick'ish that day lol.

I disagreed with the barista saying, "Venti is a large" though lol. If anything I'd say it's an extra large. Grande is already pretty big. It blows my mind when people go get a venti something or other... usually it's fat people who gotta have the 100g of sugar to kick off their day.

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Yes.

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I haven't been to a Starbucks since 2011 but I remember ordering a large plain coffee. The guy behind the counter knew exactly what it was and didn't refer to it as they did in this movie.

I believe the point of that scene was to show how these establishments whip up such screwball names for their drinks.

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