Over the weekend, a social media post went viral about a claim that a Starbucks “barista” had denied a uniformed Philadelphia police sergeant access to the bathroom.
As reported by NBC Philadelphia, the sergeant walked into the Starbucks at 13th and Chestnut streets and asked for the key code to use the restroom. An employee, according to the post, “State[d] in a loud voice … that the bathroom is for paying customers only.”
The post went on to say that the sergeant politely requested access again, and that the Starbucks employee continued to deny it loudly as customers listened.
“While she continued loudly to tell me about the bathroom down the street, I was even more astonished that the many customers and other employees said nothing and seemed indifferent. This is the world cops live in anymore,” wrote the sergeant, who has declined to comment, saying he didn’t anticipate that his post would gain such traction.
Well, we’re not surprised. Now to its credit, Starbucks has personally apologized to the police sergeant for the incident, but NBC does not report whether the barista was in any way reprimanded for the action.
But here’s the question: do ya think we’ll EVER hear about something like this happening at a Chick-fil-A? Nope, I don’t think so either.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]