Usually, the most artistic Starbucks employees are permitted to be is in coming up with misspellings of names. But one Baton Rouge barista brought his creative A-game this past weekend when he drew some foam art in a woman’s coffee.
Normally, such artistic presentation would be a lovely treat. But as first reported in The Daily Advertiser, devout Catholic teacher Megan Pinion wasn’t too pleased to see a Satanic symbol and the mark of the devil atop her coffees – especially on the Sabbath.
Pinion ordered two coffees from the Mall of Louisiana location. One featured a pentagram, while the other was topped by the number “666.” The teacher explained in a post on the chain’s Facebook page that she was upset that the barista couldn’t keep his beliefs to himself, adding that she “unfortunately can’t give the young man’s name who served it, because I was so appalled that I could not bring myself to look at him.”
The chain apologized via social media, according to spokesman Tom Kuhn, even adding that they couldn’t even figure out what substance the Satanic star and evil number were written in. “It looks kind of caramel-ish in the photos,” Kuhn speculated.
There could be a cottage industry for foam art, though. Even Pinion’s opinion of the symbols was that they were “beautiful” despite being potential signs for summoning the devil. Perhaps the unnamed barista will take his talents on the road, designing religious-themed foams for people in all walks of life? Reports of seeing Jesus and the Virgin Mary in food are always wildly popular, after all.Photo Credit: Starbucks’ Facebook page