Starbucks has been the most popular answer for caffeine addictions across America since almost the day they opened. One thing they’re known for along with their coffee is the names they write on the sides of their beverages.
These names on the sides of cups have been the center of viral posts all over from terribly misspelled names to encouraging comments that have saved lives. Unfortunately, now one message is going viral for insulting a customer and their drink.
A recent Starbucks customer in Florida had just ordered a Grande White Mocha, which is actually a winter favorite. The barista typed a message on the label of his cup that read: “Diabetes, here I come”—not thinking about how this could hurt the customer, let alone if diabetes is an issue in their life. As it turns out…diabetes was the worst thing she could have possibly put.
“That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head, and I was taken aback,” says the man, who has two sisters with Type 1 diabetes. “Just the struggles they went through and all the doctor appointments they had.”