POPSUGAR Food Starbucks Coffee Shop Behaviors and Trends What's Your Coffee Shop Waiting Line Stance? by Susannah Chen 10/25/10 12 Shares Like us on Facebook Call it coffee shop wisdom: Behavioral analysts and Bloomberg Businessweek took a weekday morning to study how hundreds of people behave while waiting in (a now-longer) line for their coffee order at Starbucks. What the experts came up with was the concept that coffee-drinkers have one of 10 different coffee waiting-line stances. I conducted a brief but honest self-evaluation, and I'm equal parts Awkward Blackberryer and Counter Seducer. Which one are you? Image Source: Getty Read More BusinessweekCoffee CultureCoffee ShopsCoffeeStarbucksHumorTrendsNews Starbucks 14 Starbucks Hacks That Will Save You Money 15+ Copycat Starbucks Recipes That Are Easy on Your Wallet Starbucks Will Shutter All La Boulanges — 15 Menu Items We'll Miss the Most Starbucks Secret Menu Drink: Cookies and Cream Frappuccino Trends The Ultimate Guide to Summer Denim Gigi Hadid Is on a Mission to Make Leggings Socially Acceptable This Is How You Take a Striped Dress From Boring to Wow We Found Everyone's Favorite Summer Sandals — Under $100 POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Home Vegetarian Love and Sex Tech DIY Food Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. lizlee89 4 years I'm definitely a Food Case Starer, but I'm also a different kind of Counter Seducer. I don't talk a lot to the employees (because I feel like it would annoy them) but I do lean on the counter. It's actually really wierd and probably hilarious tp people behind me because I lean at like a 45 degree angle... socalbeachgal 4 years I'm a combo blackberrier, a food case starer and counter seducer. I know all about the baristas at my local Starbucks. fuzzles 4 years I don't normally get coffee from a shop. I make it at home. But while I am waiting for it to brew, I often lay on the kitchen floor and make sizzling sounds while I imagine that I am a slice of bacon. zeze 4 years Depending on the people around me, I can be the counter seducer, the the person is talkative or an older person, for some reason I'm more likely to talk to them. Usually I'm the blankly stare at food-case girl though... Susannah-Chen 4 years I'm shocked nobody else is a Counter Seducer! I love the people who work at my Starbucks, so I'm always asking them how their weekend/vacation was. The people waiting in line behind me probably hate me. HoneyBrown1976 4 years I'm definitely a food-case starer! This article nailed it. danakscully64 4 years The Food-Case Starer, for sure :) skigurl 4 years i'm a blackberrier and a food case starer! i always want sweet treats but never get them and i'm ALWAYS on my phone. Katie-Sweeney 4 years I am totally the food case starer. Especially since I don't go to Starbucks that often anymore, I like to check out what new items they are offering. onlysourcherry 4 years This is funny! I'm a blackberrier/primper/food case starer.