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The most annoying Starbucks orders baristas have ever received

Cosmopolitan logo Cosmopolitan 16/02/2017 Sarah Weinberg

Let's lay off Starbucks baristas for a hot sec. Sure, they occasionally spell our names wrong, and maybe they did intentionally cover the logo on our cup, but those precious bean-grinding, whipped cream-spraying, syrup-pumping workers are true heroes. Here's why: They put up with our bullshit - our "no sugar, extra shot, hold the whip and make it a venti but split it into two cups" drink requests.

And turns out, there are a bunch of crazy orders requested at Starbucks - because if 2016 taught us anything, it's that people sometimes suck. Here are the best eye roll-inducing ones, straight from the keyboards of Starbucks-employed Redditors.

He's Watching You

"A doctor who gets a grande green tea latte. One pump classic, nonfat, six enormous scoops of matcha, 195 degrees, and ABSOLUTELY NO FOAM. If somebody new is making it, he hovers, and acts like a backseat barista." -apool1

Extra Sugar, Hold the Judgment

"A venti berry hibiscus refresher. With 25 Equals. He told me not to judge him. I totes did." -yeahohshit

20/20 Vision

"Grande in a venti cup (ugh), 20-pump vanilla, 20-pump hazelnut (or as she says "20/20" - always says it, expecting us to know what that is, like it's an actual thing), whole milk, 190 degrees, add whip and extra caramel drizzle latte." -actuallylegit

The Siren's Call

"Trenti iced coffee, 12 pumps [sugar-free] vanilla, 12 pumps [sugar-free] hazelnut, 12 pumps [sugar-free] caramel, five pumps skinny mocha, a splash of soy, coffee to the star on the siren's head, ice, double-blended!" -lattehoe

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Sick Tea

"There is this woman who comes in and gets something our store calls 'sick tea,' which is as follows: 1 bag of Mint Majesty, 1 bag of Jade Citrus Mint, five honeys, five pumps of peppermint, and then half of the cup has to be steamed lemonade. It wouldn't be so bad if she didn't always come during peak [hours]." -baileythedove

Stacks on Stacks on Stacks

"I get a regular who gets a venti caramel frapp with extra caramel and extra whipped cream, but he wants it layered, so basically it would be frapp, whip and caramel drizzle, and he wants, at [minimum], four layers." -CheesyString

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Cappuccino With a Side of Sexism

"Grande, bone-dry, five-shot ristretto (always tells us to add the sixth shot when he's staring us down while we're making it), extra-whip, two-raw-sugars cappuccino. He only likes male partners making his drink, because he thinks only men can make it right. The other night he had a female barista remake his drink FOUR TIMES." -RedVaudeville

All the Syrup, Please

"I had a customer order a vanilla bean Frappuccino with one pump of every hot bar syrup we have and a banana. There might have been other ingredients in it, but that's what I remember. That was a process to make and even harder to call out." -cakepuppy

Ice, Ice, Baby

"Venti GTF [Green Tea Frappuccino], no classic or base [sweetener], soy to the second line, one scoop vanilla bean, one pump skinny mocha, four 'VERY HEAPING' scoops of matcha, heaping grande scoop of ice, blended on [level] three, three times. After the four heaping scoops of matcha she will ALWAYS say either two or three more heaping scoops, and when you're getting the ice, it has to be perfect. Just today she made me scoop her ice seven times before it was finally heaping enough." -commanderfartbox

The Customer Is Always Right

"I had an order recently that began, 'Just hand me a cup. It will be easier if I draw it out for you.'" -rinsewater

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Hot but Cold

"Person came up and ordered 'a cold, hot chocolate.' So I responded 'so a chocolate milk?' She said 'no, a cold hot chocolate.' I asked her what that was and she said 'milk, chocolate syrup, with a little ice.' Then 'fine, whatever' mode kicks in." -wheatfields

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