Everyone knows that coffee beans taste better when roasted in the flames of hell!
Starbucks apologized to a Baton Rouge teacher who was given drinks with some offensive markings in them!
Megan Pinion posted the pic of her drinks, one with a pentagram-like star and the other with a an undeniable 666, to Starbucks’ Facebook page with one of the most levelheaded responses ever, saying:
“I just purchased two coffees at your Mall of Louisiana location. This is how my coffee was served to me. I unfortunately can't give the young mans name who served it because I was so appalled that I could not bring myself to look at him. The star is almost okay because it is in your Starbucks logo, the 666, however was quite offensive. I am in no way judging his beliefs or dis-meriting his beautiful artwork, I am however judging his lack of professionalism and respect for others. I am a teacher in the public school system and if I were to present a child of atheist or pagan believers with a Christian art project I could be sued in a heartbeat. I am of Catholic faith and would love to share in my beliefs daily. Fortunately I have enough common sense to present myself with professionalism and follow an ethics code. Perhaps that could be suggested to that particular location.”
That’s a great point!
And in case you’re not familiar with these symbols, the pentagram has several meanings, but 666 is the mark of the Antichrist according the the Book of Revelation in the Bible.
Starbucks social media team spokesman Tom Kuhn made a statement about the incident, saying:
“We have sincerely apologized for her experience. This obviously is not the type of experience we want to provide any of our customers, and is not representative of the customer service our partners provide to millions of customers every day.”
Megan also confirmed that their apology was satisfactory, stating:
“Starbucks was very kind and appreciated my customer feedback. If at anytime they wish to have this photo removed they are more than welcome to do it or ask me to, as the matter has been handled. Thank you Starbucks for taking note of the incident and making customers feel as though their satisfaction with their service and products is of importance to them.”
As for Starbucks and their coffee art? Kuhn said they may have to rethink it.
Thanks a lot for ruining a cool medium (Grande?) for for everyone!
[Image via Megan K. Pinion/Facebook.]
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