I’ve seen this post many times now, and many times I wonder what gave the barista any indication the conversation was dangerous. A conversation so violently over the top or potentially so violently over the top a physical intervention was necessary, what was the indication for this?

And was the woman in any way dumb? Too dumb to walk up to the counter and say, “This creep is bothering me. He might abduct and harm me. Say, do you happen to have any extra hot chocolates someone forgot to pick up?”

What sort of messed up headspace is this barista in where a conversation between two human beings must be nefarious and dangerous? How clever. Remove the lid, wink wink. What a hero? No. What an asshole. Keep your paranoid dogoodery to yourself.

The world is not evil at every turn. The world is filled with good people who live with other good people.

I’d never frequent that Starbucks again, the Starbucks on Staples and SPID in Corpus Christi, Texas.