Every once in awhile, it’s nice to treat ourselves to a cup of Starbucks drink. Erin Raizam, whose TikToker account is @sleeplesssssssss, recently received a ton of attention for her Starbucks episode.
The female social media user took to the video-sharing platform to share her shocking experience when she and her friend ordered their beverages at a Starbucks outlet for the first time. The video has since been re-shared by other users on Twitter.
Ntah kenapa ntah aku sian tengok video ni. Starbucks staf kenapa penaya org camni? pic.twitter.com/Czh7apwidq
— shaz johar (@malayrhapsody) April 2, 2021
As stated by one of the girls in the video, she was totally shocked when the Java Chip Frappuccino drink she ordered came up to almost RM35! She clarified that she blindly agreed to the add-ons recommended by the barista. She only realised her mistake when she saw the full amount after opting to customise her coffee.
The video has since gone viral across social media. In this case, a lot of netizens expressed their sympathy towards what happened to the girls. Many of them blamed the staff on duty for suggesting so many items to add-on. On the other hand, there were also some who pointed out that the girl should have declined the barista’s suggestions in the first place.
One commentator, who has working experience in the field, explained, “As a barista, we do have our own (sales) target. So that’s why we have to ask whether you guys want to add on anything else. If you’re not interested, just say no.”
Have you had a similar encounter at Starbucks before?