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How to annoy English Majors

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by thenanyu, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Well-Known Member

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    You should see them try to spell Mandingo ..... sometimes I use the name Rambo....but make sure they understand that its french...R-I-M-B-A-U-D

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  2. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    I can assure all of you Starbucks baristas HATE the names of the sizes more than the customers do. If they ever get caught referring to drinks as "small, large, etc." they get their asses handed to them.

    Yes, they are ordered to argue with customers over it even. They are not supposed to give you your drink until you acknowledge it's a Vinte or whatever rather than medium or large or whatever the fuck
     
  3. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Well-Known Member

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    You should see them try to spell Mandingo ..... sometimes I use the name Rambo....but make sure they understand that its french...R-A-M-B-E-A-U-X

    I hope you eventually run into a barista who informs you that the French spelling of "Rambo" is R-I-M-B-A-U-D.
     
  4. Spaceman Spiff

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    If they ever get caught referring to drinks as "small, large, etc." they get their asses handed to them.

    Yes, they are ordered to argue with customers over it even. They are not supposed to give you your drink until you acknowledge it's a Vinte or whatever rather than medium or large or whatever the fuck


    Where on earth do you live? I worked at Starbucks in high school and none of this was true at any of our stores.
     
  5. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    Houston, TX. I never worked there but know tons who did. (and do).

    Also they all go calls and texts at 4 am so the store manager could chat them up about coffee. If they didn't respond, they got screamed at the next work day haha
     
  6. redcaimen

    redcaimen Well-Known Member

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    Where on earth do you live? I worked at Starbucks in high school and none of this was true at any of our stores.
    If you stick around you will learn that javyns imagination, eager to make some trivial point, frequently ignores inconvenient impediments like reality.
     
  7. osadolor619

    osadolor619 Well-Known Member

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    Remember to use cash though, sometimes they look at my card to get my name and don't ask me my name.
     
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    That's pretty amazing.
     
  10. Kvc06

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    So every time I go into Starbucks I order a small, medium, or large just to see if they fuss about it. Usually they don't but it's funny when they do and I act like I've never heard of such a thing and why don't they just use small, medium, and large like the rest of the world. I work PT at a coffee shop, we also have 4 sizes. Personally, I think this is not worth the trouble. People understand 3 sizes. Small, medium, large. 3 sizes! Easy! But, I am not the boss.

    Yea, it's SO hard to figure out Starbucks' sizes.[​IMG]
     
  11. Kent Wang

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    I usually tell them my name is Tyrone.
     
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  12. plei89

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    This thread made my night!
     
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  13. oman

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    If you stick around you will learn that javyns imagination, eager to make some trivial point, frequently ignores inconvenient impediments like reality.

    Haha
     
  14. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko Well-Known Member

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    Y'all are too damn funny. Some of those English majors are extreme as hell though.
     
  15. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    I find asking them what they plan to do in life and how they plan to repay their tuition fees works the best, or ask them what Lord Byron really meant when he wrote "I can smell the flowers".
     
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  16. thinman

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    Lol, that's hilarious! I might try that the next time I go! Got to think of a good name... *walks off, racking brain

    I have a friend who got tired of spelling his last name for restaurant hostesses, so he always uses "Russell Potts, but you can call me Rusty". Next time I order coffee, I'm going to be "McLovin".

    When they call the name, do you go "I am Spartacus!"

    "I AM McLovin".
     
  17. imageWIS

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    Posted on my sisters facebook wall... luckily she came to her senses and is going to be a psychiatrist, although she came this realization AFTER she got her undergrad in Eng Lit [​IMG]
     
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  18. AR_Six

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    I find asking them what they plan to do in life and how they plan to repay their tuition fees works the best, or ask them what Lord Byron really meant when he wrote "I can smell the flowers".
    Posted on my sisters facebook wall... luckily she came to her senses and is going to be a psychiatrist, although she came this realization AFTER she got her undergrad in Eng Lit [​IMG]
    Posts like this are, indeed, pretty annoying to English majors. I can speak with some authority on that. I mean, what careers did you guys's degrees lead you into? I personally don't regret my lit major for a second, it has contributed as much to my enjoyment of life as my subsequent degree has to my ability to practically live it. Money well spent, certainly.
     
  19. Sir Humphrey Appleby

    Sir Humphrey Appleby Well-Known Member

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    Posts like this are, indeed, pretty annoying to English majors. I can speak with some authority on that. I mean, what careers did you guys's degrees lead you into? I personally don't regret my lit major for a second, it has contributed as much to my enjoyment of life as my subsequent degree has to my ability to practically live it. Money well spent, certainly.

    None as of yet.
     
  20. brokencycle

    brokencycle Well-Known Member

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    My degree in engineering led to me getting a job as an engineer...
     
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