Starbucks Thinks I’m A Drug Dealer
This morning I woke up at 7:30 a.m., got dressed quickly, and hit the atm for some cash.
I was headed to the farmer’s market to get some just-picked corn, and fresh salad veggies (because today is SALAD SATURDAY at our house). I get to the farmer’s market about 8:05 a.m.–a little later than I would have liked, because parking downtown, as in every other city in the entire world, is a disastrous, frustrating experience. But I didn’t do too bad. I found a space, and was on my way.
Here’s what I bought:
- a bag of spring mix lettuce
- one bunch of mini carrots
- one cucumber
- one zucchini
- four fresh as could be ears of corn
A delicious line up for SALAD SATURDAY.
On the way home, I decided to stop at my local starbucks to get a delicious coffee drink.
The Starbucks Experience
This Starbucks is the drive through kind. I order my drink at the speaker, glance at the shopping bag of veggies sitting beside me in the passenger seat (I did not strap them in) and pulled forward.
When the barista takes my card, she gives me a funny look. She is young and cute and energetic, and I am patiently waiting for my coffee. After a minute or so of waiting, I look back up at the window, and find three young baristas staring at me.
Okay… this is starting to get a bit weird.
I stare back, and the uncomfortable moment stretches on until they open the drive through window, and one of the girls asks me
“Is that a marijuanna plant?”
me: Nope. Carrots.
Barista 2 (laughing with the two others): Oh! I thought it was marijuanna. I thought you was really brave just leaving it out like that.
me: …It’s just the tops of carrots.
Barista 1: When I took your card I saw it and I was like…?
A few things wrong with this situation
1.) All greens are not marijuana plants.
2.) Carrot tops and marijuanna leaves look very different
3.) YOU DO NOT ASK YOUR CUSTOMER IF HE IS CARRYING DRUGS DURING A BUSINESS TRANSACTION.
Starbucks: please feel free to use this blog post to help train new baristas. You can pay me in free drink coupons. 🙂