Listen When I Was in Italy That’s What I Would Order

Posted: December 12, 2013 in Dumb Customers, Stories
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I had a woman at my table order a cappuccino with no foam. I say, “OK one latte.” (A cappuccino is a cappuccino because of the extra foam. Otherwise, it is just a latte) She yells back, “NO DID YOU HEAR ME!? I want a cappuccino with no foam!” I tried to explain the difference and she tried to explain to me about how when she was in Italy that’s what she would order bla bla bla…So I said fine one cappuccino no foam and went in the back and made her a latte. she drank it and said it was delicious and exactly what she wanted…ugh….


  1. Anonymous says:


  2. @Anon “Well typed sir”

  3. Anonymous says:

    @Jane…..I am a waiter in Southern California. I Can’t speak for the website admin but clearly the focus of this post isn’t the vocabulary used to describe a coffee drink but the attitude and point of view of the customer. That person sounds egocentric, unable to be educated, ignorant, rude, demeaning, and clearly from the post treats the food service worker with an incredible amount of disrespect.

    It is appalling to me that you not only offer advice for the food service worker in the post but you support the customer’s disrespectful attitude. Maybe you are the customer in the post!

    Do everyone a favor look in the mirror, start treating people better, and never go out to eat again.

  4. Jane Sadek says:

    You tagged this as both disgusting and dumb people. I feel compelled to say I’m wondering who was most disgusting and dumb in this situation. What are you? The foam police? If one is out for a latte (whatever they call it) and they are able to communicate that to the waitperson, then they’re golden and the smart waitpersons should say, “I’ll have that right out.” If your goal in life is to improve the world’s coffee vocabulary then I’d say you have an attitude problem, but if what you really want is a good tip then you’ve got it all wrong.

  5. It funny how people think

  6. labontetrax says:

    They’re impossible, aren’t they?

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