"I was flirted with by a barista," he explained on Facebook. The customer claims that the officer told him the note had been "creepy." He insisted that he'd done nothing illegal (and currently, there's no evidence that he did).He complained that this is a clear case of age discrimination.“A direct debit payment, which comes out of the same account, also bounced and I got charged for that as well.“I do check my balance quite regularly, but I can't say I look through my statements that closely, so I had no idea that they hadn't been charging me for coffee since March.Starbucks has apologised and blamed a technical fault, which delayed customers' debit and credit card charges.Lucy Trimnell, 32, who has seen £130 taken from her account for drink purchases at Starbucks dating back to March, said: “I'm very, very upset about the situation.“I have to manage my money quite carefully and this large amount coming out has seen me fall into my overdraft, for which I have been charged.What’s more, coffeehouses in every community have become the gathering places for people to meet friends, study, journal, read, or just hang out and watch the world go by.
If all you want is to get your coffee and go, you’re in the minority “For every person who wished we'd just give the coffee quickly and quietly, there were four more who loved the interaction”, said Morgan.
Punters found large sums of cash being withdrawn from their bank accounts after card payments were delayed leading to the coffee giant helping themselves to lump sum payments.
The unexpected withdrawals have hit customers at coffee shop shops across the UK, although the exact number is not known.
Those drink-dispensing folks bring many attributes not only to the coffeehouse but to relationships as well. Somehow they keep cool during the morning coffee rush hour and while dealing with difficult customers. They have good memories—not only for remembering drink orders, but also to provide customer service by remembering names and important facts about people. Baristas must be organized, with strong time-management skills. With the stream of people they meet, baristas get acquainted with doctors, accountants, plumbers, mechanics, and lots of others. In addition to coffee preparation, baristas know how to clean—counters, dishes, floors, equipment.
In fact, the same skills and qualities that make a barista an indispensible part of our daily routine translate nicely into romantic relationships…including these: 1. With the many characters they meet each day and the lively atmosphere they work in, you’re sure to hear intriguing anecdotes and revelations on your dates. What besides coffee drinks are coffeehouses known for? Besides coffee expertise, your barista-lover can recommend funky, unusual music to expand your tastes. These contacts will come in handy if you ever need a recommendation. Baristas arrive home at the end of the day smelling of coffee. That’s an attribute most people would love to have in a partner.