There aren’t a lot of people that like to start their day off without a cup of tea of coffee. I’ll admit I am not functional until about half way through my morning cup of Joe. Some people are a little more particular about their coffee orders than others though. Here are a few funny examples of ridiculous customers I have had the pleasure to serve.
Three ice cubes
While working my first winter for a coffee chain at the ski resort I was residing in I had many funny customer interactions. The one that stuck out the most was a woman who requested three ice cubes in her coffee every morning though. She was on vacation with her husband and two kids for about a week and stopped by every morning. The first day I made the mistake of thinking she wanted an iced coffee with only three ice cubes, and wow was I wrong about that. The rest of the week I waited for her specific order each morning with my regular, piping hot coffee on hand and three ice cubes to be immediately melted into it.
At the same ski resort, I had one of the girls that was an employee across the hall come in frequently throughout the day. She would start the day with a caramel macchiato that contained six shots of espresso. I don’t know about you, but the most espresso I have consumed in a day is three shots. After that experience, I was almost completely useless from my caffeine jitters and sense of urgency. This girl however did it day after day and never seemed bothered. Talk about a caffeine tolerance!
Coffee for kids
When I was growing up I always admired my father’s morning coffee habit. It was such an adult thing. I couldn’t wait to grow up and drink coffee like him. Now a days it is very common to let your pre-teen (or sometimes even younger) order off the drink menu. As a mother myself now I wonder even more how these people make it through a day of a child hopped up on not only sugar, but caffeine as well. Not only is this a bad habit to start at such a young age, but it can also stunt growth some studies have shown. If they are dropping money into my tip jar though I try not to judge too much.
There’s something to be said for the ridiculous people who order coffee for their kids, but pet parents ordering for their pooches are even more outlandish. This is a new trend for spoiled fur babies whose parents are eager to treat them as if they are humans. Don’t get me wrong, I love my dog and do spoil him with treats and belly rubs. But, I think cappuccinos might be taking it a little bit far.
Have you experienced any of these ridiculous types of customers? Leave us a comment with a ridiculous coffee customer story of your own!