Performance Review

Conversation I really didn’t need to hear at the Starbucks I frequent:
Manager: “So your attendance is good, but you’ve really got to get better at the hand-washing”
Employee who makes my coffee every week: “Yeah… I know.”

20 Responses to “Performance Review”

  1. Dave2 Says:

    Though I think I’d rather hear that than “you should really get that rash looked at…” :-)

  2. adena Says:

    Is it mean that I’m laughing right now?

  3. Neil Says:

    Maybe it adds to the flavor of the coffee.

  4. shari Says:

    Aaaaaack! Time to buy an espresso machine maybe?

  5. Arwen Says:

    You know, tequila kills germs. If they allowed us to drink tequila at work instead of coffee, this wouldn’t even be an issue.
    Just a thought.

  6. You can call me, 'Sir' Says:

    “Also, that thing on your neck has been leaking more than usual.”

  7. You can call me, 'Sir' Says:

    “Also, that thing on your neck has been leaking more than usual.”

  8. Average Jane Says:

    Aaaaaggggh! And also: why was that conversation conducted in earshot of the customers?

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  10. Dustin Says:

    I foresee a drink line…”Derma-Frappuccino: Now with 20% more skin cells!”

  11. churlita Says:

    Ouch. Do you still go there? I guess it could have been worse, if he had asked if they were able to clear things up with antibiotics or some kind of creme.

  12. roy Says:

    Yikes. The manager should have stripped the employee of his “flair” and made him start over.

  13. Tracy Lynn Says:

    Maybe your next tip should be one of those mini bottles of and sanitizer. *shudder*

  14. Cheryl Says:

    Maybe right after you fled the scene, the employee said, “…but I do use this anti-bacterial hand sanitizer before every latte I make.” Let’s pretend, at least.

  15. claire Says:

    Ew! (I’d put it in all caps for additional emphasis, but then it’d look like Entertainment Weekly.)
    Being a near obsessive hand washer myself, I will now try to repress this post deeply so that I’ll still be able to eat out.

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  17. jenny Says:

    LOL – so it looks like the consensus here is: EWWWW! and… don’t ever go there again.
    but, but… it’s the starbucks right across from my office. can’t i just order my lattes extra hot?

  18. kapgar Says:

    This would be about the time I find myself a new regular coffee joint.

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  20. Strode Says:

    I am sure that the coffee will kill any germs. You know they let a small mammal eat coffee beans, pass them, and sell them for big dollars. Hopefully the filthy hand coffee will never catch on or your Starbucks will get very expensive.

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