A certain netizen made known their opinion on students overstaying in coffee shops. And we can say that it wasn’t nice. This issue has been lingering for a long time and there is still no definitive answer to what all coffee shops can do. But to this person’s dismay, a big company like Starbucks will never say no to its customers, whether they have paid or not.
A certain female netizen took to Facebook to share her opinion about this influx of students in Starbucks. She said that education is very important but she hopes that Starbucks would not be treated as a review center. She said that these students should give way for families who want to relax, sometimes they are the ones with children and elderly people in tow.
The female netizen encouraged them to feel a bit of shame for overstaying. She called out the practice of having a big group stay at the shop but only a few people will order a drink. Once the “tall” beverage they ordered is finished, they will ask for only a cup of water (which is free) but proceed to charge their devices and connect to the WIFI.
She claimed that the large groups of people often prevent her from enjoying the place and its atmosphere. The netizen ended the rant by saying:
“Sabi nga nila “walang basagan ng trip” well wala akong paki alam, mag trip kayo if hindi kayo nakaka cause ng hassle sa iba! Go ahead! Pero starbucks coffee shop is not even their property.”
Read her post here:
After posting the rant, it went viral, as expected. Comments and reactions came in but they probably weren’t what this netizen was expecting. A huge chunk of the reactions were supportive and defended the people who review at the coffee shop. There were those who told her to mind her own business and let other people use public property as they see fit. One even said that she was exactly that, a student who reviewed at Starbucks and can now order a “venti” beverage because she graduated and has a job now.
Here’s a few of the comments other netizens shared on her post:
There were also a lot of harsh comments but their main point was to make this netizen see that there is nothing wrong with students studying there. Starbucks’ main goal is to give quality service and if that means that they can’t force anyone to leave, well, we should let that be.
What can you say about this netizen’s rant about the coffee shop issue? Did you agree with it or are you one of the people who see no wrong with what students are doing? Do you have any suggestions as to how coffee shops can address this issue? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!