Lynne Rosenthal, a college English professor from Manhattan, said she got kicked out of Starbucks by three cops for arguing over the “right” way to order a toasted multigrain bagel.
Source: New York Post
Rosenthal became enraged when the barista asked “Do you want butter or cheese?” “I just wanted a multigrain bagel,” Rosenthal told The Post. “I refused to say ‘without butter or cheese.’ When you go to Burger King, you don’t have to list the six things you don’t want. Linguistically, it’s stupid, and I’m a stickler for correct English.” The barista told her that he wouldn’t serve her unless she specified whether she wanted butter or cheese, or neither. “I yelled, ‘I want my multigrain bagel!’ ” Rosenthal said. The barista said, ‘You’re not going to get anything unless you say butter or cheese!’ ”
Stuffy English professors? Nah, that’s gotta be a stereotype.
And don’t get the prof started on the tall/venti fiasco.