Creative Ordering?!


Our friend Jamie loves going out for her daily cappuccino, but she doesn’t love the price tag!  In effort to get her caffeine fix for less, Jaime devised a new creative ordering plan…

She revealed to us that when she goes to a local coffee house to get some work done, instead of ordering a cappuccino, she orders a regular drip coffee, and then once she sits down, asks one of the busboys for a little steamed milk ‘on the side’.  This way she is only charged for a drip coffee and can sort of piece together her own version of a cappuccino for a fraction of the cost.

Is Jaime’s the ultimate frugal orderer, or is she just plain cheap?  Tell us what you think?!

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3 Responses to “Creative Ordering?!”

  1. Louie says:

    Not cheap but smart. Let’s give this gal some credit here for finding the loophole and exercising it. shame on the wait staff for not catching on.

  2. Sheila says:

    Not sure what coffee house she goes to that have “busboys”. I can’t imagine anyplace I go for coffee not charging me for “steamed milk on the side”. I think she’s creative but why not go where she can take her own thermos of home brew? Several recipes on-line that are tasty and inexpensive. You’re paying for the brand name anyway.

  3. gina says:

    well…i was a starbucks barista, and we had to throw our milk that we’d steamed for customers away immediately. that means if someone asked “for a little steamed milk on the side” we’d have to steam them some.

    for that reason it feels dishonest to me, a way to get something more than the milk that’s sitting out at the condiment bar.

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