I didn’t have to go very far to research it – I personally know a couple of Starbucks baristas – and I’m sure this isn’t exclusive to Starbucks at all. Turns out it is very-very-very common for baristas to stick you with decaf if you’re a dick, with the definition of being a dick up to the barista’s particular preference that day, and your chances of getting decaffed for being a douchebag increasing somewhat if you’re going through the drive-thru .
Here’s my secret: When you are rude to service staff I know that, regardless of your present situation, your upbringing was that of a street rat, and in your heart of hearts you’ll always be that rat hoping to show the world how much better you are. This I keep a secret so I can spot the rats from afar and stay away from any dealings with them
whether personal or business – never ever deal with a rat.