If this is true, it is absolutely crazy!
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It's always fun getting a silly or fun message on your Starbucks cup, but there's a fine line between a friendly gag and being downright offensive.
Unfortunately for one Florida man, some baristas have a mean streak — an employee at the popular coffee shop wrote "Diabetes Here I Come" on his cup!
It all started when the offended customer ordered a Grande White Mocha with classic syrup at the Starbucks in St. Augustine, Florida and shortly after he noticed the extremely inappropriate message on his cup.
Kaitlyn Chana from Action News Jax took to Twitter to share a picture of the cup (below):
Obviously the anonymous customer was offended as he told the news station:
"That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head. Seeing it and knowing the struggles that my sisters went through since 3rd, 4th grade, it definitely struck a nerve."
Apparently the barista was friends with the customer and was just just trying to make a joke. A rep for Starbucks told Daily News:
"The barista meant no offense, but rather believed to have had a friendly relationship with the customer."
Kent Miller, the store's manager told a local news outlet that they "definitely don't condone" insulting customers and will look into how this was allowed to happen. The mega successful company also released a statement regarding the issue saying:
"We are working directly with the customer to apologize for his experience, and with our partners (employees) to ensure this does not happen again."
We're glad that an apology was issued and hope things like this don't happen in the future. Hopefully baristas can keep their jokes — like their Frappuccinos — in good taste in the future.
What do you think of the "joke" on the cup?!
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