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What's Your Coffee Shop Waiting Line Stance?

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?

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lizlee89 lizlee89 5 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 socalbeachgal 5 years
I'm a combo blackberrier, a food case starer and counter seducer. I know all about the baristas at my local Starbucks.
fuzzles fuzzles 5 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 zeze 5 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 Susannah-Chen 5 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 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
I'm definitely a food-case starer! This article nailed it.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
The Food-Case Starer, for sure :)
skigurl skigurl 5 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 Katie-Sweeney 5 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 onlysourcherry 5 years
This is funny! I'm a blackberrier/primper/food case starer.
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