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Starbucks Barista Refuses To Use New "Skinny" Label

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A few days ago Starbucks started their new "skinny" drink program. Ordering a drink "skinny" means you'd like sugar-free syrup, non-fat milk, and no whip cream. We didn't write about it because, um, you can already order that if you want , and we figured you didn't really care that a basic drink order had a new marketing nickname.

At least one Starbucks barista cares, however, and he/she has written a serious manifesto against the new "skinny" label and is flatly refusing to use it in his/her store. He/She has many reasons, most of which are complaints that the label is confusing and meaningless (what if a customer wants 2% and no whip cream? What then, Starbucks?) and will make the barista's job harder. On top of that, He/She is offended by the idea of yelling "skinny" all day long.

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