Starbucks barista's flirty message backfires horribly

Nov 4, 2015 at 11:21 a.m. ET

A North London Starbucks barista decided to get creative and incorporate a coffee cup into his flirt with a customer. Unfortunately it didn't have the desired effect.

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On a recent trip to Starbucks, Laura Roberts received more than just her regular drink — the barista decided to change the warning sign on the 19-year-old teenager's cup to read, "careful you're extremely hot". But according to Metro, Roberts' mother, Alex Blaine, wasn't at all impressed with the barista's flirting skills and took to the Shit London Facebook group to share the "creepy" message.

Blaine shared the picture of Roberts' cup, which, along with the caution message, reads "Lora" and has a smiley face. She captioned the picture with, "Creepy barista writing inappropriate messages on my daughter's coffee. Looks like son in-law material".


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However, Roberts, who is, according to Daily Mail, engaged, described the staff member as "lovely". And plenty of social media commenters believe her mum has overreacted.

The comments on the above tweet include, "This shouldn't be a headline. It's a compliment he gave to her. The world is gone negative" and "If someone wrote that on my latte cup, it would make my day".

There are also a fair share of those who agree that his message was inappropriate.

Twitter user @Jennifer1906 wrote, "This is creepy despite what majority of men would say. You don't catch women doing this!" And @stephenleary seemed to agree, writing, "Not good if his attention is unwanted. Some baristas do more than that..."

Do you think the message was creepy or clever? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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