r/therewasanattempt Jan 19 '22

to explain...

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6.4k Upvotes

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u/BigDaddyLongBeard Jan 19 '22

I'll have the ham and cheese sandwich...with no ham, no cheese and no bread. To go.

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u/Nihilismisanthrope Jan 19 '22

Given my weight loss needs, that's probably a good idea for my lunch...

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u/SaraHuckabeeSandwich Jan 19 '22

Sorry, no to-go bags.

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u/NErDysprosium Jan 19 '22

"Fine, for here."

"Sorry, but dine in is unavailable due to COVID."

"..."

"That'll be $14.57, please."

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u/RamblingSimian Jan 20 '22

That would be the famous "wish sandwich"

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u/WickedMonkeyJump Jan 19 '22

No problem. That'll be 8$.

Ps: don't forget to leave a tip!

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u/Candid-Balance-5628 Jan 20 '22

Okay see you never drive home now

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u/calicat9 Jan 19 '22

That sign was no doubt made by an employee that had heard enough. "I just work the counter man, I don't order the supplies."

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u/dougms Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 20 '22

They pay me 10 dollars an hour, to stand here, And take orders, whether we have coffee or not.

Edit: Starbucks is now 15 an hour across the country. Cool.

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u/Epona_02 Jan 20 '22

not yet. signed, a Starbucks worker making way less than that

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u/dougms Jan 20 '22

My bad. I just googled it. It says by summer.

Good luck friend.

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u/Epona_02 Jan 20 '22

thank you!

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u/SheebsMcGee Jan 20 '22

That will be amazing if it’s true

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u/Epona_02 Jan 20 '22

it is! just patiently waiting until they bestow it upon us lol

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u/testedbeast551 Jan 19 '22

all I have to say is ok and I get paid

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u/SheebsMcGee Jan 20 '22

Not everywhere, not yet. I’m at $12 and I’ve been there over a year

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u/SaintofMysteryCat Jan 19 '22

God, flashbacks of working at a chain coffee shop and having customers just stare at me when I say we're out of something like that's magically going to make me pull out some secret supply I just didn't feel like giving them

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u/GallantPotatoSupreme Jan 20 '22

A Starbucks near me had something broken that was involved in the drink I order. But they had a sign straight up suggesting I ask the barista for an alternative. I'm not one of them fast-thinkin type folk, so it did get my brain in the proper gear and I had a semi-tasty almost-drink I wanted and they got a tip! Win for everyone!

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u/ZoiddenBergen Jan 20 '22

That sign was no doubt made by an employee who took this very picture and uploaded it to the internet for points.

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u/JohnnyDarkside Jan 20 '22

Ma'am, I don't get to make decisions. I merely get to suffer the consequences of those decisions.

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u/Nihilismisanthrope Jan 19 '22

Can I bring my own cup?

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u/b00b00jeffries Jan 19 '22

You used to be able to, if it was a Keep Cup. They’d stopped that in 2020 due to pandemic, and I don’t know if they started it back up yet.

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u/kaesantis Jan 19 '22

yeah they got that going back up in like August of 2021

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u/b00b00jeffries Jan 19 '22

Good to know! I'll check in with my usual one to see if they are on board as well.

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u/gwyn15 Jan 20 '22

I tried to use my own cup a few weeks ago, they wouldn't touch it and used a disposable cup to pour my tea into my thermos .....

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u/b00b00jeffries Jan 20 '22

Weird. I mean kind of a waste of a cup.

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u/Glynnc Jan 19 '22

When I worked at home depot a dude asked me “how are you out of 2x4s?” And I said “someone came in, and bought the last one.” He tried to report me to management for giving him attitude

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u/DarkCosmosDragon Jan 19 '22

They seem to think since Home Improvement stores are so big that they just have infinite stock

4

u/TerrorLTZ Jan 19 '22

because you sold his thing... his destined thing of that day...

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u/Popcorn57252 Jan 19 '22

I think they explained pretty well, it's more like, "there was an attempt to serve coffee"

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Looks like they successfully explained.

Another post that pretty clearly doesn't belong.

54

u/GrankDavy Jan 19 '22

There was an attempt to post an attempt.

10

u/meh679 Jan 19 '22

I mean they made an attempt, it just happens to be a successful attenpt

5

u/narnianguy Jan 19 '22

Its a good meme - for another subreddit

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u/Foiled_Foliage Jan 19 '22

I appreciate the last sentence a lot.

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u/Cecca105 Jan 19 '22

Seems pretty clear to me. Manager fkd up and they are low on supplies so keep your order short and make sure it excludes the items listed

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u/ThreeFishInAManSuit Jan 19 '22

I guess.

But a Starbucks that can't sell hot drinks is a bit like a bank that ran out of cash. Yes they can technically do other things, but almost everyone who goes there is going to feel like they wasted their time.

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u/b00b00jeffries Jan 19 '22

It’s not a manager fuck up. It’s supply chain due to COVID.

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u/Pasemek Jan 19 '22

Not necessarily. While it's possible it was supply chain it's just as likely that the manager fucked up by not ordering at all, or ordering too late while low on supplies already. We don't have enough context to know for sure.

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u/GumJir Jan 19 '22

I work for Starbucks and our supply chain definitely has been hit hard by Covid. We can order all we want but we aren’t guaranteed that the specific item will be shipped. We’ve gotten to the point where we order stuff (straws, napkins, toilet paper etc) off of Amazon to help support our store but even then there’s delay in delivery. It’s extremely frustrating when customers get angry at us for not having items but think that we can magically make it happen.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

My wife works at one of our local hospitals. Just last night she was complaining about how there are no plastic cups when she needs them to do her job (a few weeks ago she bought her own plastic spoons at a Walgreens since neither the hospital nor our local Publix had any). I doubt the hospital supply chain manager fucked up and forgot to order these things. It's anecdotal and you could still be right, but it's a hell of a coincidence.

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u/b00b00jeffries Jan 19 '22

Fair enough... I guess I'm treating my local Starbucks (where they remember me by name and sometimes order and voice!) as an entity. The people there are really good, so maybe that's why I want to give them the benefit of the doubt.

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u/GallantPotatoSupreme Jan 20 '22

Nah it's a big thing. I've been to a few Starbucks...s..es? whatever in the past few months and they've all got that sign. Either all managers are untrained in ordering or it's exactly what they're saying -- a supply chain issue.

So benefit of the doubt was rightfully deserved!

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u/Cecca105 Jan 19 '22

Can confirm. Constantly ran out of LG cups when I used to work at a coffee shop. This was years ago too. Manager was an idiot.

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u/PlaxicoCN Jan 19 '22

Comedy. I went to jack in the box Saturday. The original combo was 5.99. Dude says "our soda machine is broken" I said OK, just take it off the total. I get up to the window and dude says "I have to charge you separately, that will be 8.07" I just drove away.

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u/The_25th_Baam Jan 19 '22

I used to work carryout in a sports bar. One day we ran out of wings and burgers at around 3 pm. I spent about three hours having people just leave after telling them. Eventually my managers let me go home when I told them my job could be done by a sign on the door.

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u/ricst Jan 19 '22

We have meatloaf

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u/dbowman97 Jan 19 '22

I get iced mocha with no whip so I see no issue.

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u/lucia-pacciola Jan 19 '22

No problem. I don't give a shit about alternative milks or fancy drinks. Just a hot cup of cof- Oh. Well, fuck.

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u/Nihilismisanthrope Jan 19 '22

Can I bring my own cup?

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u/NuclearEnt Jan 19 '22

Most places aren’t allowing that due to the pandemic. -even though it’s unlikely to spread by touch.

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u/ijustsailedaway Jan 19 '22

Just because Covid doesn’t doesn’t mean this is a safe practice to start in on. People are nasty in general, not just because of the pandemic.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

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u/Pasemek Jan 19 '22

I mean, it makes sense not to brew coffee if they have nowhere to put it in. At least it didn't go to waste.

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u/Skeleton_King-111 Jan 19 '22

“Yeah give me a-“

“Before you ask for anything just know we don’t have meat”

“Bye”

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u/Whitedog2166 Jan 20 '22

I'm one post away from leaving this subreddit

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u/gender_neutral_name Jan 19 '22

The cafe I’m working at rn is literally out of most items every 2 weeks or so. Still doesn’t hurt as much as having to tell a customer that we don’t take Starbucks cards.

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u/Agonizingmilk404 Jan 19 '22

No hot drinks at Starbucks…

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u/ComradeJagrad Jan 19 '22

This must be from somewhere near me. There was a major flood that destroyed the roads between most of the towns in the interior of BC and the place where most of the supplies come from (Vancouver). So supplies became extremely sporadic.

They still are, in fact, though it's mostly sorted out now. Most customers have got it figured out and are reasonable about the situation, but there are still those who believe it's manager error rather than the well-known supply line crisis that has been happening for over a month already.

As of now, our store runs out of things randomly, but it's usually just a pastry or two by the end of the day, or sometimes one of the milk types. Near the beginning of the crisis, there were days where we were out of every single food type, most of the milk types, and we had almost no espresso left.

On top of that, Omicron has blown up, so we're also short-staffed almost every single day, which means that 3 or 4 people are trying to run an entire Starbucks by themselves, including both espresso bars, the food warming station, the front till, and both drive-thru positions.

TLDR: Things are really crappy right now.

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u/raspberry_rhino Jan 19 '22

I want to know more about those bacon and cheese egg bites

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u/DawnBringer01 Jan 19 '22

Too bad nobody is going to read that

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u/couronnexiv_ Jan 19 '22

10000% relate. aye, i work here, i’m not the manager or CEO, i don’t care about your materialistic needs, either deal with it or fuck off, i just need my check so i can make ends meet.

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u/kurianandgeorge_007 Jan 20 '22

At least they honest!

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u/yeeeteeey69 Jan 20 '22

“We don’t have much…”

“Well, what do you have?”

“Scraps, take it or leave it”

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u/rtyuik7 Jan 20 '22

"idk why we're open either"

damn, that one hit a little harder than i expected...especially since ive had to say that same line wayyy too many times before i finally left Starbucks...

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u/No_Salamanders Jan 20 '22

Sign they shouldve had at the popeyes i went to that ran out of chicken

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u/Rare_Rest1304 Jan 20 '22

Friend went to KFC once when they had no chicken, like nothing, no pieces no chicken for burgers, pops, wings nothing. They were just selling chips and cold drinks

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u/No_Finding_9441 Jan 20 '22

This is a real annoying thing with covid. My restaurant job constantly orders the things we need & they just never deliver it, or they tell us they’re out of everything we need because of covid. Almost all of our products are different now because we can’t get a proper delivery.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

just order a fkn coffee!

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u/GenericAutist13 Jan 19 '22

Do you drink your coffee cold?

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u/b00b00jeffries Jan 19 '22

If it’s cold brew or nitro…

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u/Gavinblaze Jan 19 '22

Depending on time of day yes

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

yes. half double decaffeinated half caff with a twist of lemon, on ice.

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u/GenericAutist13 Jan 20 '22

Do you realise that a lot of (if not most) people drink coffee hot?

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u/kelrics1910 Jan 19 '22

This is the result of the mandates we all love. Can't get the supplies you need without the workers that deliver it.