Monday, 28 July 2008

Double tall skinny kerfuffle

A cup of Espresso and coffee beans.Image via WikipediaSo this guy goes into a coffee-shop (not Starbucks), and orders a triple espresso over ice, and the barista says nuh-uh, against store policy, so the customer gets on his high horse, tries some kind of side-step, eventually leaves a defaced dollar-bill as a tip, and leaves.

But that's not the end of it.

The customer, who admits to being a bit of a dick, blogs his experience.
It gets picked up by Boing Boing.
A witness chimes in.
More witnesses speak up here and here.
The owner of the coffee-shop defends his staff.
Someone posts (a photo of) the notice by the cash register which makes the policy plain.
The Washington Post picks up the story.
Numerous commenters on various blogs make reference to Rashomon.

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