Last October, a woman in our hometown of Sante, California defamated Starbucks employees on request to wear a mask. It has become viral. People could not understand this adult, throwing anger in front of their eyes. He came out and said: “This is America, I’s not obliged to do what you say.”
Watching this video made me consider myself a barista. I work in a cafe with a strict mask policy, I have to follow the rules every day. Some people are kind to it, realizing that even if I did not agree with the rules, I did not think about that policy in my spare time. Some are not so generous. Here’s those stories about how I wish I could run them.
I. Do you have a mask to wear?
Anti-Masker. I’m going somewhere else.
What did I mean? Thanks for wasting your gas on this conversation.
(after asking to put on a mask)
After putting on a mask. I usually turned around and left.
I. Well, what can I get for you?
What did I mean? I wish this was no exception.
(AM complains about mask policy)
I. It is better to be on the safer side.
– No, it is not, all this is a scheme to make money for vaccine companies.
I. Okay, what can I drink?
What did I mean? And yet it does not give me money.
I. Do you have a mask that you can put on?
I. Well, we have one that you can wear.
– Actually, I have one.
What did I mean? Here is the great magician who can make a mask out of nothing.
I. Would you mind putting on a mask?
– Yes, I would like to. But I will do it because I am in a hurry.
What did I mean? This woman can be infected before the virus.
There are only two times that I actually said what I thought.
– Tell them that all the cases are false.
I. I’m not going to tell them that.
– Well, I’ll tell them.
I suppose he did, but our policy remains unchanged.
– Do you really think these help?
I. I earn the minimum wage, I do not know.
If you do not believe in the effectiveness of masks, ordering your coffee is not the time to stop. Baristas do not earn enough money to fight this delusion of the “liberation war”, we earn enough money to talk about coffee and talk about the weather.
Author: Sarah Cooper