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So, I guess Starbucks came out with a "Fairy" Unicorn Frappuccino, it's pink and blue.

It's on sale for a limited time (this is not an ad, I don't even drink coffee).

Some 19 year old guy "barista" (isn't that a feminine word?) flips out and posts a video which goes viral. Evidently, he gets the fairy dust splattered all over him when making it.

Seriously, you can't make this stuff up:

ABC 7 Denver - Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino
Psted: 12:58 PM, Apr 20, 2017
Updated: 2:53 PM, Apr 20, 2017

A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain's much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear.

Starbucks' entry into the unicorn food craze was released Wednesday and its popularity was too much for 19-year-old Colorado barista Braden Burson. He posted a video on Twitter after his shift complaining that it was difficult to keep up with orders for the drink and he's "never been so stressed out" in his life.

The Unicorn Frappuccino is a sweet and sour pink and blue cream swirl topped with what Starbucks calls "fairy powder." Burson says in the video that a day of making the treat left him with sticky hands and residue from the drink stuck to his clothes and in his hair.

Burson tells The Associated Press that he didn't think his rant would get this much publicity and he didn't intend to "downgrade" the drink.

"It's a great drink. But it is difficult to make when there are like 20 fraps all at once both front and drive thru," he wrote in a Facebook message.

Starbucks said in a statement Thursday that the popular reception of the drink has "exceeded everyone's expectations." It added that it is reaching out to Burson "to talk about his experience and how to make it better."

Burson said he hadn't heard from the company as of midday Thursday.


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Wasn't 19 the average age of our soldiers in Vietnam? Yup, tough life there fairy snowflake.
 
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apparently people are ordering these things 12 at a time, they're going nuts.




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At his age I was coming home from work with fiberglass and polypropylene all over me. I thought I had it bad. This poor guy comes home saturated in fairy dust. That guy will never be on top in life.
 
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Nice that one of your employees takes to social media to tell the free world to avoid the new product that the company dumped millions into developing and marketing... because he has to make a lot of them, and its hard.

If I was a Sr. Manager at Starbucks my directive would be: Determine who that was, terminate him immediately.




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"Braden". Roll Eyes

"Wasn't 19 the average age of our soldiers in Vietnam? Yup, tough life there fairy snowflake."

I've read that in WW2 bomber aircrews, a 22 year old was often known as the "old man".




 
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Wasn't 19 the average age of our soldiers in Vietnam? Yup, tough life there fairy snowflake.


For Australia, one registered for Nashos (National Service Scheme) on your twentieth birthday. Two years of service if your name was drawn from the ballot.

As for this thread, there's NO caffeine in this 'Buckys sugary color powdered nightmare.

And it takes a barista about 3 mins to mix. This is a tough life, snowflake? If this is the worse stress you're likely to endure in your lifetime, good for you.

... oh, it's time for lunch ...



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I worked in an auto body shop at 19. I think this nancy boy had fairy dust on him before he started making these effeminate drinks.


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I worked on a dairy farm at age 14. I would have LOVED to only have sticky hands at the end of my day (it takes more than one shower to get out the smell of cow manure), and that's not counting the day that I fell backwards into a 2' deep pile of manure/mud/God knows what else.



Pansy.



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Awww. Bless his heart...
 
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Originally posted by Rightwire:
Nice that one of your employees takes to social media to tell the free world to avoid the new product that the company dumped millions into developing and marketing... because he has to make a lot of them, and its hard.

If I was a Sr. Manager at Starbucks my directive would be: Determine who that was, terminate him immediately.


Why fire him, the drink just went viral! If I were senior manager Id think up some ridiculous hard drink next month and let him flip again.



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Sad & pathetic indeed - and I don't see much more in his life outside Starbucks.
At 19 I was humping my way across W Germany (both figuratively and literally).
 
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Our employee handbook prevented us from posting anything about the company on social media good or bad, other than where you worked, subject to punishment up to and including termination.



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at 19 I was mucking stalls, taking thorougbred mares to be bred, working with foals, bailing and stacking acres of hay, mowing paddocks and still had time to hit the bar that evening. Got a great tan and was in shape too...



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I worked on a dairy farm at age 14. I would have LOVED to only have sticky hands at the end of my day (it takes more than one shower to get out the smell of cow manure), and that's not counting the day that I fell backwards into a 2' deep pile of manure/mud/God knows what else.

Pansy.


Hound Dog, I was planning to post basically this same thing when I read your post! I started working on our family dairy farm at age 8 and can't count the days I came home covered in dust, hay, and cow manure.

Oh, little pansy, your little fairy dust is just so distressing...


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I encountered and survived my first lean flashover at about 19. This little wuss has no idea of how job stress can be defined.




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Wasn't 19 the average age of our soldiers in Vietnam?


"19" is an oft-repeated statistic, but it's not correct. The average age for US servicemen during Vietnam was 23. (Among the enlisted infantry, it was a bit lower at 22.5. Marine enlisted infantry specifically had an even lower average of 20.5.)

Even the youngest draftees during Vietnam would have been 20 (or within a few months of 20) when called up and shipped off to basic training, though there were plenty of 18 and 19 year old volunteers who enlisted (and a few even younger).

In WW1, the average age of US servicemen was also 23. In WW2, it was 26.

Currently, the average age is about 29, with an average age of 27 for enlisted and 35 for officers.
 
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Geez, guys. At least he's working.


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True....he could be cleaning cobra pens Big Grin

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Geez, guys. At least he's working.




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