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Worst Customer Service
Posted by Stevesmith95 on 04/05/2012
NORTHVILLE, MICHIGAN -- 8 mile and Haggerty Rd. in Northville, Mi.

Been frequently visiting this location and as of today, it was the last straw. The cashiers ignore you. The persons making the coffee take their sweet old time. And when you do finally receive your order it tastes like crap.

I had to remind the workers what I had many times just so my coffee wasn't passed off to another customer, as well as the workers giving out orders that were after yours being served before yours. Done going to this location.
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Posted by Beanz on 2012-04-05:
You might want to throw a word or two to management over your shoulder on your way out.
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Packaged Decaf House Blend is caffeinated
Posted by Mdneer on 02/23/2012
NEW JERSEY -- I have been caffeine-free for 1 1/2 years now. I recently purchased a bag of Decaf House Blend in my local supermarket and noticed immediately that it didn't taste like House Blend, but was much richer. After drinking a cup at about 6:30pm, by the time 1 am rolled around, my heart was about to jump out of my chest. The same thing has happened to me again this morning--my heart if palpitating like crazy after having a cup this morning at 6am.

This is the reason I gave up drinking caffeine in the first place. I take in no other caffeine--no soda, chocolate, etc. This has me pretty upset at this point.
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Posted by Venice09 on 2012-02-23:
If you think the package was mislabeled, you really should contact the company to let them know. Keep the package so you can supply them with identifying information.

Posted by old fart on 2012-02-23:
TOO BAD FOR YOU... If it weren't for caffeine I'd be a zombie...
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-02-23:
Starbucks is customer service oriented. Let them know what happened and I am sure they will try and make it right, either with a refund or coupons for free coffee. I had a bad experience at one of their stores once and I emailed Starbucks. They answered back very quickly and sent me free drink coupons. I also got a very nice apology email
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-04-17:
I drink 12 cups of coffee everyday. The Dr. made me switch to a 'half caffeine' blend.
Posted by There is no such thing as decaf :) on 2012-09-26:
I am sensitive also and have to eat my dark chocolate early in the day. An ounce of coffee with a cup of milk is all I can handle early in the day.

Decaf process
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No Toasted Bagels .... Really?
Posted by Sealslauren on 02/04/2012
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- So, no Starbucks in airports ever have toasters for bagels. It's one of the only places at times to find a bagel and is it too much to ask to get it toasted? Who eats just a plain bagel? It's ridiculous. You're actually loosing money because of this one incident. I will never choose Starbucks for anything. I saw a few other people walk away as well because of the issue. I don't even care to toast it myself but bagels get toasted and I wanted it for breakfast and now I'm just p****d off.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2012-02-04:
I always get Starbucks at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix and I've had a toasted bagel there before.
Posted by Sbux Partner on 2012-12-01:
A lot of the Starbucks in Airports, hospitals, grocery stores are not company operated. They are owned by the facility that carries them. So it is up to the facility to decide if they want to add in ovens or not
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Food Poisoned
Posted by Annuh82 on 01/30/2012
I ordered this a few days ago. After I drank the beverage, my stomach started to bother me for the next few days. I ended up having sharp stomach pains and threw up a few times. I know it was the drink, because I did not eat anything before or afterwards.
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Posted by madconsumer on 2012-01-30:
i know whenever i had strong coffee on an empty stomach, my tummy would get upset.
Posted by ticia232 on 2012-01-30:
If you didn't eat anything before or after your stomach is GOING to throw up what you drank because your body wants some somestance in your stomach.

As an anorexic/exercise bulimic, trust me in the fact that I know these things.
Posted by ChuhBaca on 2012-01-30:
I've been told by a doctor that everyone is at least a little lactose intolerant. My wife is much more than I. It actually doesn't really affect me at all. Those fancy coffee drinks will sure bring it out, though.
Posted by MRM on 2012-01-30:
The egg is the worst.
Posted by PepperElf on 2012-01-30:
don't think i ever threw up from coffee drinks.
but i have gotten sick from gastro before cos it was going around the ship.

it took maybe a day for it to set in so when i threw up i knew it wasn't something specifically milky. actually i think it was water cos the guy who filled the water jug everyone had used turned out sick later that day. yum yum
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2012-01-31:
If I drink coffee on an empty stomach my stomach will also get pains and it will hurt. I have to eat something with it, but then I don't like Starbucks.
Posted by Old Timer on 2012-01-31:
I have no idea how people can live on Starbucks all day long. No food, no water, no snacks, just one Starbucks, one after the other. My SIL is like that, she claims she has 6-7 Starbucks a day. They buy the bags at Costco, so she is drinking it 24/7 at home, work, on the road, everywhere.

I drink one or two cups of the Kirkland or Don Jose brand and that's more than enough for me. And I seldom drink it on an empty tummy, I would get stomach pains too.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2012-02-02:
My daughter says that Starbucks is just a cover for an underground drug cartel and that they put cocaine in there coffee. It would explain why so many people are hooked on Starbucks.
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No Receipt Nor Help!!!!!
Posted by Sssstyle95 on 11/14/2011
PARKER, COLORADO -- Bought a $25.00 mug- it leaked all over me and my tote. Just wanted an exchange......went all the way to corporate customer service but without my receipt they not only told me I was out of luck, but they were rude, inflexible and degrading.

The character of a person or company is shown in bad times - not good- Starbucks in Parker Colorado revealed the weakness of their character in a big way!

I will NEVER AGAIN give any Starbucks my business.
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Posted by Slimjim on 2011-11-14:
Wonder why they drew such a line instead of just replacing the mug. Where did they think you got a Starbucks mug from, Macy's? It's not like you wanted cash for it, just an exchange. Silly on their part really.
Posted by swimjim on 2011-11-14:
Wow, you might consider buying a new one, save the receipt and return the old one telling them it's defective and get your money back. But hey, that's just me.
Posted by azspots on 2011-11-14:
I agree with swimjim......
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Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
There's no reason for them to be rude to you. However, I can understand them wanting a receipt because someone can buy a damaged mug at a yardsale or fleamarket or even a Goodwill for maybe fifty cents or whatever and exchange it for a new one.

I'm not a Starbucks' person here, but what is the advantage of buying their mug for $25.00? Do you get it refilled at a discounted price?

One question, how long did you have the mug before it started to leak? If they fill it up when you bought it, and it was defective, it would have leaked right away and you'd most likely still have the receipt with you. If you used it a few times before it leaked, it probably wasn't defective, but damaged after it was purchased.

I have to agree with SwimJim here...that's what I would do.
Posted by JayByJay on 2011-11-14:
DebtorBasher: They look cool.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
That's it? They just look cool and you don't get any refills discounted? I'mma gonna have to Google the pics and see what kind of mug is worth $25.00...unless it automatically fills itself and never goes empty, I don't think I'd buy it. LOL!
Posted by Slimjim on 2011-11-14:
basHer, do you condone fraud? What if the bar code provided information that would contradict the poster, such as a date or store location the original was from? Now the poster would have two plus egg on their face.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
What barcode? If it comes in a box or a package, you put the old on in that box or package, then it's the same barcode that was scanned when the new one was bought. How is it fraud when you are returning a mug YOU bought and you have the RECEIPT that is required for it's exchange or return? I've been through this same conversation with Stewie and of course I won...but the bottom line is, they paid for ONE mug and they have a receipt for ONE mug and they have ONE mug...it's not like they came out ahead and has two mugs and only paid for one.
Posted by Slimjim on 2011-11-14:
You may be right, but I envision these stacked up sans boxes with all the labeling on the mug.
Posted by Churro on 2011-11-14:
Basher, just because it's unlikely to be found out doesn't change the fact its fraud, which it is.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-11-14:
If you have a reigstered Starbucks card and you purchase a cup of coffee, you get free iced or brewed coffee refills for that day only. You don't have to have a reusable mug either, just the Starbucks card. You used to have to have a receip and/or the cup from your purchase but I don't think that is the case anymore because they require a registered card now and your purchases are tracked. My husband has a Starbucks gold card and he loads it with cash every few days straight from the starbucks card app. For every 10 transactions, you also get a free drink-any drink, any size!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
Just like Stewie was wrong, so are you Churro.
Posted by Slimjim on 2011-11-14:
I don't think he is basHer, and I'm going to need one of those stars now.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
Slim, how many people leave all of the sale lables and stickers on their mugs once they start to use them? I don't think they expect all of the labels to be in place, unless someone was returning it as new...which in this case, it was used because it leaked.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
That's Basher with a capital 'B' and I didn't earn all of these stars by giving BAD advice!
Posted by Slimjim on 2011-11-14:
Well you didn't earn one today...(hand still extended)
Posted by swimjim on 2011-11-14:
Glad to see the right and reasonable people side with me on this one.
Posted by Churro on 2011-11-14:
I'm not making a moral judgement here but anytime you gain financial gain by means of purposeful deception then that's criminal fraud. Hey that's not Churro. That's the law.
Posted by swimjim on 2011-11-14:
I see no financial gain in getting the product one has paid for, "deception" or not.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
So, you're idea of 'financial gain' is getting what you paid for?

Slim, your hand is gonna get pretty tired there buddy. Now, go change into those tight jeans of yours and just be happy being eye candy for the gals.
Posted by Churro on 2011-11-14:
It's not my idea of fraud it's the law.

"A false statement fraud and false claims fraud occur whenever anyone knowingly and willfully falsifies a material fact or makes a false or fictitious representation or files a false or fictitious claim that results in economic or financial loss to the party to whom the false representation has been made."

Pretty clear cut.
Posted by swimjim on 2011-11-14:
True Churro, but in reality, the store is getting back the defective item, which they will get credit for just as if the receipt were the actual one from the previous sale. Heck, I would wager ever the receipts are identical. Sometimes you have to take things into your own hands to level the playing field.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
Agreed again SwimJim.
Churro, if a company OFFERS returns or exchanges WITH a receipt, then it is not a fititious claim. Now, we do not know if Starbucks offers returns or exchanges on defective mugs...if they don't, then the customer is pretty much out of luck, but if they do...that's a different story.
Posted by sssstyle95 on 2011-11-14:
I had the cup for 2 days - used it the first time the day after buying it. It is simply faulty and not making good on a defective product is fraud on THEIR part - not mine.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-11-14:
If this is the approach this website is now advocating that people do - when they do not have a receipt when trying to return something, just buy another one and switcheroo with the product they want to return - then there are a lot of comments on a lot of other reviews out here that need ammending.

Particularly all the comments reminding OPs that a store's return policy (requiring receipts) is what should be followed.

A person's character is defined not by what they do when people are watching, but rather what they do when they are not being watched.

Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
Last week, I just returned my computer mouse the same way. The store OFFERS returns/exchanges with a receipt. The wheel on the mouse didn't work after a week or two. I didn't have the reciept but still liked the mouse...so, I went and bought a new one, exactly the same, put the one that didn't work in it's box and returned it two days later with the new receipt and they refunded my money. And NO, I'm not concerned about them putting it back on the shelf and selling it to another customer because I told them the wheel didn't work on it and I wanted a refund. Now, I have a mouse that I paid for, and the store will return the broken mouse to the company and they can examine it and find out what happened to make the wheel stop working or whatever and they can improve their product to try and prevent it from happening in the future. It's a win win.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
Thanks ssstyle for the additional information. If it leaked on it's first use, you should be entitled to either your money back or a product that isn't defective. I'd go to another Starbucks (since this one already knows the story), buy another mug and return the defective one with the new receipt.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
SHawking...no one on here said to return or demand it WITHOUT a receipt.
Posted by Churro on 2011-11-14:
sssstyle95, hey, I think Starbucks is totally in the wrong here. They should cheerfully exchange your defective mug for a new one. That's just good customer service but their refusal is not criminal fraud it's just a short sighted boneheaded decision.
Posted by Skye on 2011-11-14:
Ah the old, no return/exchange without a receipt dilemma.

Posted by swimjim on 2011-11-14:
S Hawking, I'm not advocating deception, however if I were out a 25.00 coffee mug because somebody sold it to me as defective, I'd dang sure try to remedy the situation. The Op's calls to corporate evidently fell on deaf ears when clearly they could have made it right. They're risk losing a repoeat and valued customer over a 25.00 coffee mug? *scratches head*
Posted by Old Timer on 2011-11-14:
Hawking, Churo, Slim (and all honest people) +10
DB, Swim -2
Score = Honest people +8

As I recall DB, you have been down this road a few times before with your old swashbuckler side kick. I don't think you did well then either?
Posted by swimjim on 2011-11-14:
Perhaps but they'd all be - 0 for coffee mugs and the rest of us would have ours.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
Old Timer, yes, I've been down this road many times and I'm STILL right!
And, I'm not being dishonest...they want a receipt, I gave them a receipt.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
Man-O-Man, I sure miss PirateWithParrot. I bet he would see things my way on this one because he was always wise that way.
Posted by Skye on 2011-11-14:
His parrot would see things your way!
Posted by Nohandle on 2011-11-14:
I liked S. Hawking's reply. My feelings are should I go pick up a brand new product, keep it and place my old product in the new box? Then trot down to the store to demand a refund. Perhaps the old product was purchased at a garage sale but still a viable stock number. I've just never done it, nor have I ever bought an article of clothing, worn it and then returned it.

I used to shop at a department store (now closed) that had a huge sign *No Special Occasion Attire is Returnable* and I asked about that one due to my raised eyebrow. I was told I'd be amazed at those who bought items, wore them and then returned for credit. It takes all kinds to make the world go around I guess but I won't be a party to it myself.

I'm not saying anyone here bought something at a garage sale and attempted to return it. Years ago nothing akin to this ever happened so something tells me there are some folks out there who in fact do just that. They then jump up and down if they aren't given a refund.
Posted by Skye on 2011-11-14:
I would be annoyed if I spend $25.00 on a mug that leaked, but I can see it from Starbucks point of view also.

I save EVERY receipt, because you never know when you'll need it. That's just me.
Posted by swimjim on 2011-11-14:
Smart people side with swimjim - you should too.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-11-14:
Good on ya swim, knocked another one out of the park!....
Posted by swimjim on 2011-11-14:
I always swing for the fences.
Posted by Old Timer on 2011-11-14:
NH, I think that is a problem with high school girls at prom time etc. They would buy a dress, wear it for the prom then return it Monday morning. Swapping junk out for new stuff just to rip off a merchant is just wrong.

Pirate advocated it because he was a loser and runs his whole life that way. We can sleep at night knowing we didn't rip anyone off today.

Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-11-14:
I save mine too Skye, I just don't always find them when I need them. I returned a pair of jeans and I checked to make sure I had the receipt, and I did. I doubled checked when I was leaving the house to make sure I had the receipt and I did. When I got into the parking lot, I took the receipt out of my purse to put in the bag with the jeans so I wouldn't have to waste time looking in my purse for it when I got in the store. I got in the store and no receipt in the bag. Then I checked my pockets, nothing, checked my purse, all the pockets in my purse...checked my pockets again telling the woman I JUST had it in my hand. Then she told me if I was just exchanging them to just go ahead and get them and bring them up front. SO, I did. And she just did an even exchange...(the woman at the door knew I was exchanging them so she didn't ask any questions when I left the store)...I got in my car and there was the receipt sitting on the seat enjoying the sunshine like it owned my car!
Posted by swimjim on 2011-11-14:
anyone who draws a parallel of swapping out a defective 25.00 coffee mug with returning a used prom dress is confusing apples and oranges or some other worn out analogy that doesn't really apply here but seems to fit. I'm seeing a lot of "pirate" references lately, whoever it was must have made quite and impression to have you speaking of him in his absence - sounds a bit like some sort of twisted hero worship or something, but hey, that's just me
Posted by Lester1 on 2011-11-14:
Lucky for me that I am not a coffee drinker and if I were, I wouldn't go to one of these places let alone buying a 25 dollar defective mug.

From my experience Coloradoans are much too savvy to even get tangled up in such things.

Go to a local place where you are appreciated.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-11-14:
Sssstyle95, if you took the mug back to the same store, I'm surprised someone didn't recognize you or remember that you bought the mug only two days before. A company with a good reputation would have apologized and given you a new mug. Does Starbucks have a good reputation?
Posted by Slimjim on 2011-11-15:
Very well said Mr. Hawkins +1
Posted by Cindy on 2013-11-05:
I agree. Starbucks is in the wrong here and it will hurt their business with me. I will now be leary buying one of their mugs. They are expensive and the least they could do is stand behind their product. I'm sure they don't cost $25 to manufacture. I'd figure starbucks may be out $1.00 and now with people like me reading this review, they are now out $26. Go figure!!!!!!
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Worst Starbucks ever
Posted by Owen.thomas81 on 11/07/2011
ANAHEIM - HARBOR AND BALL, CALIFORNIA -- Harbor and Ball. This was the most disgusting and disorganized Starbucks I have ever been to. I have been to them all over the world, but I would never go back to this one. It started out with the ordering. They had one person taking your order and writing on the cup. Then the cup was sent over to make the drink and you stood in a different line to pay. When we got to the cashier, we had to tell team again what we ordered! Then when we went to pick up the drinks, their was spilled coffee and other sticky stuff all over the counter.
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Posted by swimjim on 2011-11-08:
I can honestly say I've never purchased anything at one of these stores before.
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Poor service
Posted by Soniatrujillo on 09/09/2011
Went to Starbucks and paid using a gift card. After teller activated the card and took payment for beverage he informed me that if I would have activated the card myself, the beverage I ordered would have been for free. So why didn't he mention this prior.
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Posted by Skye on 2011-09-09:
I have no idea why he didn't mention that first. What did he tell you when you asked him?
Posted by spiderman2 on 2011-09-09:
Thats good to know. I would have been mad too!
Posted by 2inform on 2011-09-09:
How would the cashier know the card had not been activated before the transaction? The card being swiped provided the information to share with the customer for future reference.
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Star Employee at Starbucks
Posted by Bargod on 06/27/2011
I just wanna give a big thumbs up to Employee Amiee at the Starbucks near my work. I was in line waiting to place my order and although I did not notice but appearantly the guy in line in front of my had pulled into the handicap parking space before coming inside. When it was his turn to order the lovely Amiee says to him " I noticed that you pulled into the handicap stall outside but I see no placards nor due you appear to be handicapped"

The wonderful gentleman then replies that he is only going to be a minute. Amiee then says " I'm sorry but your going to have to move your car before I can serve you"
The dude is dumbfounded and says "are you serious?"
Amiee says "absolutly"
The lovely gentleman then leaves mumbling something about never coming back.
I gave the guy a big poop eating grin as he was leaving and said "thats karma dude" I(and a few other customers) also gave Amiee a well deserved congrats for doing that. She said she does it to everyone that parks in those spots without proper placards. Which is quite often apparently.
The world needs more Amiees. That is all.
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Posted by raven2010 on 2011-06-27:
I freaking LOVE it.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-06-27:
When I used to pick my son up from work at Dunkin Donuts, I'd usually park in the spot next to the handicapped ones and wait in the car. I couldn't believe how many people pulled into those spots whose cars had no tags and who sprinted into the store, apparently with no handicap at all. And the funny part is that the rest of the lot was usually empty, leaving plenty of spots right near the door.

Karma.. it's a beautiful thing, especially when it's instant.
Posted by MRM on 2011-06-27:
You're an awesome employee, Amiee! Very observant and caring employee! HOORAH!
Posted by jktshff1 on 2011-06-27:
Good for her....pass the location on so those of us in the area can patronize the place....
Posted by bargod on 2011-06-27:
Sorry the only state I reside in is constant paranoia.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-27:

I don't read good.

I suffer from terminal laziness.

I have Attention Deficit Disorder. Huh?

My inner child was bugging me for ice cream.

My shoes are too expensive to walk in.

Wheelchair symbol? I thought it was a rocking chair!

My religion forbids acts of common courtesy.

I ignore OTHER laws, why not this one?

I AM disabled... by a painfully swollen ego.

I am the president of the self- entitlement committee.
Posted by MRM on 2011-06-27:
Does anyone dare to call all the Starbucks location to see if Amiee works there? Amiee is a unique spelling and only one works at Starbucks.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-27:
"unqiue" is a very unique spelling also. Does anyone dare to look it up in the dictionary? Lol!
Posted by MRM on 2011-06-27:
LOL spelling corrected!
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-27:
I thought a handicap was a hat within easy reach.
Posted by Huck_Hoshimoto on 2011-06-27:
I call the non-emergency number of the local police [I have on cell phone speed-dial] and have them ticketed.

I alway walk over and look inside at the sun visor in case they simply forgot to fold it down with the handicapped placard on it.

I average about 1 per month [at $120.00 per ticket].

Everyone has to have a hobby. Mine is nailing lazy A**holes.
Posted by MRM on 2011-06-27:
Huck, its a good thing you live 3,000 miles away from me! Who knows what other strange hobby you have!
Posted by old fart on 2011-06-27:
good for you huck/ with my bad leg I have a sticker or hanger and it PO's me when someone waltzes in to a store without a hitch.. it is usually some teenager driving grandma's car.
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-06-27:
+10000000 mrm!!

i too am one who looks for the required placard. just think one day someone will do it and prevent a real user access to their assigned parking spot.
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Posted by trmn8r on 2011-06-27:
Put me down for + 10 billion. Yep, more than the population of Earth.

If we are going to go crazy, why not go all the way?
Posted by raven2010 on 2011-06-27:
MY father has COPD , which entitles him to a handicap placard. Thing is, on good days, HE DOES NOT USE IT!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-27:
Were you a hall monitor Huck?
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-27:
I have a friend named who spells her name the same way: A-I-M-E-E. Great review Bargod. What is your drink of choice at Starbucks?
Posted by Leopard726 on 2011-06-27:
I wish I had her guts. Here, at a local grocery store, there are large handicap spots for van users and there is a space between the spot and the median that is marked with lines. It is clearly NOT a parking space, especially for those non-handicapped, but I see people parking there all the time. Often times there is someone sitting in the passenger seat. I think I'm going to write down the non-emergency police number and have the idiots ticketed whenever this happens. My mom has a legitimate disability and it just irks me to death to see people doing such stupid things. :(
Posted by Starlord on 2011-06-28:
Another practice that irritates the heck out of me is the parking of motorcycles on the hashmarked spaces, put there to provide the the handicapped an area for lifts that come out the side of a van. I would give anything to have such a van, Then I would pull into a parking space and lower the lift onto the offending crotch rocket.
Posted by Alain on 2011-06-28:
I enjoyed this review thoroughly, Bargood! Excellent comments, as well. Well done, Amiee, wherever you are.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-28:
Good for her! I hate it when people take the handicap spots. My mother has a handicap tag, but rarely uses it unless she is in terrible pain.
Posted by Huck_Hoshimoto on 2011-06-28:
Yes Starloard, I also have bikes ticketed for parking in that yellow crosshatched area next to handicapped parking. After all it IS still reserved for wheelchair access.

Raven, I also have COPD [which is why I have a placard too].
On a good day when my breathing isn't too bad, I park elsewhere - at least I'm mobile and many others are not.
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-06-28:

I hate it when people park in handicap spots when they have no placards. Too many people feel they're "special" and that the laws don't apply to THEM because they are so freakin' special.

Screw that. The only kind of "special" they are ... are "speshul snowflakes".
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-28:
your right pepperelf, I think people that do that should watch the seinfeld episode where George does that very thing. good review
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-06-28:
I'm waiting for a review from that guy..."Rude employee refused to take my order at Starbucks. I will never go there again" LOL...

Yes, we need more like Aimee!

Man-O-Man, If Huck wasn't already married, I'dda marry him!
Posted by Sheldonrs on 2011-06-28:
Aimee for President! :-)
Posted by bargod on 2011-06-28:
Shorty, I usually have the caramel something or other but with the heat lately I have been partial to those ice frappacinno's theyre delish.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-06-29:
Raven and Huck, my mom had emphysema and COPD, but she refused to let my dad (the driver) get handicapped tags. She always felt there were people worse off than she was. We tried to convince her that the handicapped tag was a good idea, but she preferred to have my dad drop her off at the door and then go park the car.
Posted by Karnamay on 2012-11-09:
Good for Aimee! So proud! I have a handicap and nothing is more frustrating than seeing spots taken by the able bodied. I cannot count the arguements I have had with people claiming they will move their car when someone with a decal shows up! Did they not see me? They were too distracted waiting for their wives while reading the paper! Very selfish behavior!
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They use crushed beetle eggs to color their pastries!
Posted by JonasJ on 06/19/2011
This company uses crushed beetle eggs (yes, carmine) to color their red velvet cupcake. I was highly allergic to this ingredient and suffered anaphlaxis upon eating the cupcake. Starbucks refused compensation. They do not advertise that they use CRUSHED BEETLE EGGS to color their food!
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Posted by FlitteringFirefly on 2011-06-19:
The ingredients list includes carmine color. It does not site the source. I am not surprised that they would not compensate you or that there was not a disclaimer. They are only required to list major allergens such as wheat, milk, soy, nuts, eggs, shellfish, etc.
Posted by HRM Bee on 2011-06-19:
It would be up to the indivual to know what ingredients they are allergic to. If this is your first reaction, then you now you are allergic, if not, then you should know to stay away from any foods that contain deep red coloring.
Posted by HRM Bee on 2011-06-19:
Carmine, also called Crimson Lake, Cochineal, Natural Red #4 is a pigment of a bright red color obtained from the aluminum salt of carminic acid, which is produced by some scale insects, such as the cochineal and the Polish cochineal.

Therefore, carmine is NOT bettle eggs.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-06-19:
I think it is made from the bodies of beetles, not their eggs. Sounds gross, but it is one of the safe colorings and is ok... unless you are allergic to it.

They can't post warnings about everything people can be allergic to, but it sounds like carmine is listed as an ingredient. Since carmine is a common coloring agent, you need to be on the lookout for it if you are allergic, in my opinion.

I don't agree that SB owes you any compensation.
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Posted by Jenn_NY on 03/09/2011
There are a lot of coffee shops in the United States, but Starbucks remains to be my favorite. I simply love their double vanilla latte.
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Posted by Alain on 2011-03-10:
I like them, too. A little expensive, but ours is a nice place with friendly service.
Posted by Skye on 2011-03-10:
I'm not a coffee drinker. I'll have it maybe once a year, and when I do have it, I love their white chocolate mocha coffee.

Posted by momsey on 2011-03-10:
I also am not a coffee drinker, but I do like a yummy frappuccino every so often! Yum.

Nice simple, straightforward compliment.
Posted by Skye on 2011-03-10:
Now I want some Starbucks.

Let's go momsey!
Posted by momsey on 2011-03-10:
Alright, I'll pick you up, Skye. It'll take me a few days.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-10:
I can only afford to go to Starbucks once a week.
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