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Blogger ‘Bitter Barista’ Gets The Boot

Meet Matt Watson, 30, who just lost his job at All City Coffee in Georgetown (Seattle area) that he had for 2½ years. That’s what happens when you’ve become the Bitter Barista, start blogging snarky stuff about your customers, and it goes viral. For example:

  • “If you remind me four times that you’ve ordered decaf, guess what you won’t be getting … ”
  • “I would remember your usual drink if you were a more memorable person.”
  • “What a coincidence! You have a gluten allergy, and I don’t care that you have a gluten allergy!”
  • “You can say ‘2% milk’ all damn day. You’re getting whole milk.”
  • And, you don’t just blog about customers, but your boss: “I like to use a lot of big words when I tweet, that way if my boss ever finds my twitter account, he won’t understand any of it.”
  • More here.

Question: Do you give baristas fits with your complicated orders/directions?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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