A lot of people in my Twitter feed have been complaining about coffee shops that do not allow cream and sugar. The general sentiment is that these coffee shops should give the customer what they want. They see snobbery run rampant. What I see is the out of control “the customer is always right” sentiment. They feel that this coffee shop is wrong for not allowing customers to have cream and sugar even if they have signs saying there is no cream and sugar allowed. I can see why you would be irritated as a customer if you went in not knowing this and they denied you your cream and sugar. I agree that there should be a warning so someone who won’t drink coffee without cream and sugar(heathens) aren’t surprised at the rule. I do not agree that the coffee shops should just give the customer what they want. There are plenty of places to get coffee just the way you want it. No one is keeping you from buying your coffee. They are just saying go somewhere else if you don’t want black coffee. There are restaurants that don’t serve meat. I wouldn’t go in one and demand they serve me a steak. A restaurant has the right to refuse to allow changes to the dishes they serve. They have the right to refuse to burn steak for people who like it that way. The customer has the right to go somewhere where they can get what they want. These coffee people might be snobs, but they shouldn’t just give people what they want because they want it.
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