In this series, food and drink professionals dish to Gut Check about their pet peeves anonymously -- but honestly.
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Condescend to me and so help me god I will hit you with this...thing.
Gut Check Code Name
: Lil' SpitfirePosition
: Barista, independent coffee shopPet Peeve #1LS
: Being talked down to. You can hear it in their voice, how they ask for things, like condiments or refills. It's irritating. But I get over it. They probably talk to everyone like that.
Pet Peeve #2LS
: We quit serving breakfast at [a certain hour]. It's the people who go, "Awwwwww, can't you just make me
something?" No! [slaps counter]. Wake up earlier! Pet Peeve #3LS
: People who act like there's no line. Gut Check
: You mean they butt in front of other people in line? LS
: No, they come over here to the side of the counter and pretend like there's no line and quietly try to place their order. Gut Check
: How do you deal with that?LS
: Some of [my colleagues], they say, "In a minute." But I'm kind of allowing of it.