Authored by Leandro Delgado
I have found myself in the midst of a great rivalry. Of course it is not as old and has not gotten as famous like some of the well-known rivalries like: the Hatfileds vs. the McCoys, Cox vs Direct tv, or Tyson vs. Holyfield. The only people who are aware of the rivalry are my husband (because he is forced to listen) and the barista involved. I visit the coffee shop across the street every morning. I order the same thing everyday. Several times she has made my drink the wrong way, politely, I drank it and decided not to complain. After I felt like the mistake was on the reg, I decided to point it out. What a mistake! Now, when she waits on me she is careful to take her time. I waited for ten minutes the other morning for my latte when no one else was in line. She will make my skinny latte, with whole milk! I don’t know what to do. My husband suggested I just go to the coffee shop next door, but that would be like losing!
Try praying about the situation before you go over there. It sounds like the situation has become a mountain that you keep going around and it's now become personal -- "that would be like losing". Maybe complimenting the barista when she makes it correctly could help diffuse the situation. If the same situation keeps happening, talk to the manager. Tell them what's going on with the barista and that you may have to start going to the coffee shop next door.
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