I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets irritated with Starbucks and its uppity terms for coffee and fare. Only I've never gotten this irritated.
Lynne Rosenthal, an English teacher from New York, says she was physically removed from Starbucks by three police officers because she refused to talk the Starbucks talk.
According to the New York Post, Rosenthal became "enraged" when a barista asked if she would like butter or cheese with her bagel.
"I just wanted a multigrain bagel," Rosenthal told The Post. "I refused to say 'without butter or cheese.' When you go to Burger King, you don't have to list the six things you don't want.
"Linguistically, it's stupid, and I'm a stickler for correct English."
The barista said she wouldn't get her bagel if she didn't answer the question. A screaming match ensued, cops were called, and Rosenthal was threatened with arrest if she attempted to enter the establishment again.
"It was very humiliating to be thrown out, and all I did was ask for a bagel," Rosenthal told the paper. "If you don't use their language, they refuse to serve you. They don't understand what a plain multigrain bagel is."