Should Baristas be Required to Have a Minimum Music Knowledge?
The other day I was in Starbucks, and I recognized the unmistakable strains of Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” playing on the store’s speaker system. I decided to crack an incredibly lame joke, directed toward the barista.
“Wow, this is some good music,” I said. “Who is this playing? Is this an up-coming reggae artist?” I expected the barista to look at me as if I were stupid, grimace, and say, “Uh, no, sir, it’s Bob Marley.” Instead, he said, “I’m not sure. Hold on one second, I can go ask my manager.”
And to think that there are over 30,000 of these stores worldwide.