A little 666 with your coffee, ma’am? According to the Daily Mail on April 1, that’s what a Louisiana teacher was served up at her local Starbucks. Megan Pinion was upset and took it to Facebook to show and tell what happened.
Pinion was handed two drinks, one with a pentagram done in caramel on top and one with the number 666 done the same way. Here’s what she said about it.
I am in no way judging his beliefs or dis-meriting his beautiful artwork, I am however judging his lack of professionalism and respect for others.
"I am a teacher in the public school system and if I were to present a child of atheist or pagan believers with a Christian art project I could be sued in a heartbeat.
"I am of Catholic faith and would love to share in my beliefs daily. Fortunately I have enough common sense to present myself with professionalism and follow an ethics code.
"Perhaps that could be suggested to that particular location."
She said she couldn’t provide the name of the employee who served her because she was so “appalled,” she couldn’t bring herself to look at him. She hit Facebook when she got home.
We all know what happens on Facebook with these types of posts. It didn't take Starbucks long to find out and issue an apology through company spokesperson Tom Kuhn.
We reached out to her through social media and apologized. We’re taking the complaint seriously. We’re not sure who served her or what kind of beverage it was. It looks kind of caramel-ish in the photos.
"We have sincerely apologized for her experience. This obviously is not the type of experience we want to provide any of our customers, and is not representative of the customer service our partners provide to millions of customers every day."
There has been no word yet on if the employee who served her still has a job or if Starbucks will change their current policy on foam art.
Quote Source: Louisiana Advertiser