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I hope you went back, talked to her boss, and got her fired. Firing her is the least the boss can do considering the lawsuit you could have for what happened.

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agreed I'm usually one to yell at people for being sue happy, but this actually deserves a lawsuit. EDIT: HAY!

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Go back and tell them what happened. If they don't take any action, THEN you sue. I don't think the barista was too lazy to correct her mistake. There could've been some accidental cross contamination, someone else could've poured the milk, not knowing it was supposed to be soy, or whatever. If you're as lactose intolerant as you say you are, even a little bit of cross contamination could've set you off.

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Yeah, sue those mother-truckers!!! Or ask them to settle with you in lots of $$$ out-of-court in exchange of you NOT reporting this to a major news source!

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yeah, because the OP is the only person in the world with lactose intolerance? it makes total sense saying that she has a "nut allergy". if ur in a place that serves food, it's the people who work there who have responsibility to keep it sanitary, because a lot of people have severe food allergies that can lead to death. so yeah, they probably could sue them for "one nut allergy". anyway, it's much less bizzare than the person who spilled McDonald's coffee on themselves and

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#115- actually the elderly lady was severely burnt like grossly burnt. there's a documentary about it and you can Google it.

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I think Starbucks is the only place pretentious enough to call their coffee chimps "baristas."

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Starbucks is far from the only cofee shop that calls their people baristas. My college's coffee shop people are referred to as baristas.

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No, imahappeemmocow, I think you are delightful! I wasn't saying the employees were pretentious for letting themselves be called "baristas," I was saying that the company was pretentious. I'm surprised that you didn't take issue with me calling you a "coffee chimp." ;) And StarGirl11, just because "barista" is now widely used doesn't mean that others just didn't follow the trend started by Starbucks.

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The barista WAS lazy. She couldn't even be bothered to check whether or not it was soy to save someone from getting sick.

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#157, there's no point in arguing with this idiot. He jumps at every chance he can get to overreact and bitch someone out because he's just an arrogant prick. And yes, the fucking barista MADE THE DRINK. She just felt like being a lazy bitch and decided to save herself 3 seconds of effort instead of DOING HER JOB and sparing someone a day of nausea and vomiting. There's absolutely no reason you should be defending the barista, and it's even more ridiculous that you don't know how the damn bar

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Okay I didn't mean to start any arguments, so don't count me in on this one. Organisedchaos, I can see your point. But it never said that the OP drank the entire drink - she might have just had a sip and started puking. I know that'd be ridiculous taking a sip and throwing up for six hours, but it happens. I'm allergic to coconuts and I can't even touch a shaving without breaking out in hives. Yes, I know lactose intolerance isn't an allergy, but still. Anyway, yes, soy milk smells and

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You should be so lucky, oh brainless one. God forbid I read an FML and your hate-filled comments stick out again. And unless you're lactose intolerant, than stop arguing that one sip can't do anything. Fuck you, you're clueless. And "high intensity"? Really? Damn, she pours coffee for a living, I bet she's about to drop dead from a stress-induced heart attack any second. I'm sorry puberty is driving your hormones crazy, but it's time to pull up your piss-soaked pants and grow up

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"it takes more than a sip to trigger that kind of reaction with lactose intolerance. youd need to drink a fair bit" Try again, fucktard. Glad to know you at least admit you're an immature little prick. And by the way, yes, I am a nurse. Because I, unlike you, have a brain and I, unlike you, can get into medical school. So take your snivelling bullshit and shove it up your ass, idiot.

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You're boring me by using the same arguments and insults over and over again, so I'm out. Funnily enough, you've spilled your guts about your physical appearance and your problems with it, and I've taken the high road and not said anything about it. I doubt you'd do the same. Seriously, consider playing in traffic, though. It's obvious you don't contribute anything worthwhile to the world, and this place certainly doesn't need any more assholes. People like you are the reason this place is

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HOLY FUCKING SHIT. You are both pathetic as hell. You're arguing over the INTERNET. How fucking petty. This is the saddest conversation I've ever had the misfortune to read. GET A LIFE, both of you. Really. Neither of you are intelligent, you both have extremely shitty grammar (and before either of you jump down my throat, I know my grammar sucks too - but at least I'm not being a pretentious know-it-all like you two), and you both need to shut the fuck up - seriously. Fuck the internet fo

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going to the boss would not get her fired. accidents happen. i used to work at starbucks and the smell of soy is very different than the smell of dairy. if you would've at least given the coffee a smell before drinking it you would've definitely caught the problem. baristas cannot be perfect all the time. also, suing the company would be difficult considering you need quite a bit of proof, especially if it is a large corporation.

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well if you are that badly lactose intolerant then smelling it would be better than "puking for 6 hours"

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i drink a vanilla soy latte every day, and all i smell is vanilla. anyways, who goes around sniffing milk?

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im not saying sniff the milk. the aroma is different. and a vanilla dairy latte smells different than a vanilla soy latte. if you havent smelt regular dairy in comparison then you have no reference point.

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The smell of the coffee would be stronger than the soy milk smell. This FML made me mad because my dad is lactose intolerant and I would be pissed if this happened to him. OP, in the future if you want to avoid this you can tell them not to add milk & bring your own soy milk to mix in.

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When someone orders a soy beverage, I always give it a smell before I mix it in with the espresso/flavoring stuff (like vanilla). Soy milk smells completely different and this way I don't make the mistake of handing someone a dairy product and making them spend a day in the oval office.

I hope you went back, talked to her boss, and got her fired. Firing her is the least the boss can do considering the lawsuit you could have for what happened.

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Food allergies are not a result of genetics. You can't BREED OUT allergies. Nobody in my family has a nut allergy, but I end up anaphylactic to tree nuts. Likewise, my parents are both allergic to penicillin and codine, but I'm not bothered by either.

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That's not how allergies work. They're usually something your immune system wasn't exposed to early enough, while it was still developing. Therefore, your body recognizes it as foreign.

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Incidentally, lactose intolerance is not an allergy. It's the inability to process the lactose, in a way unrelated to the functioning of the immune system.

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That's not always how allergies work either. I have a friend who was exposed to penicillin at a very young age (ie. she had an infection within days of being born that they tried to treat with penicillin) and she turned out to be allergic. My sister was also allergic to eggs when she was little but she ended up growing out of that (ie. it wasn't like she'd never had eggs but then tried them at age 9 or something). Similarly my other sister was allergic to a particular sunscreen when she was litt

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Yes, the food dye allergy could have something to do with genetics, but that may be an exception. Sometimes allergies can also result if a baby is exposed to something too early in life, or not exposed until too late. Doctors say to avoid giving babies things like nuts, peanuts, strawberries, and other common food allergens before they're 2 years old, since that's when allergies are most likely to develop (even though some allergies appear much later on in life for reasons I don't know). On the

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But I like it when you help me. I hope you had a great day yesterday. I guess I'll let today be OK, if you want. ;)

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lactose tolerance is a recent adaptation in the western hemisphere. most people in the world are lactose intolerant. you stupid ass.

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While a genetic predisposition or other association with some allergies is not impossible, in general they are caused by immune system hypersensitivity to whatever the compound is, ultimately leading to histidine and cytokines being released triggering an inflammatory response and symptoms. Also, lactose intolerance isn't an allergy in the sense described above, it is a reduction/ absence (depending on severity) of the enzyme required to break the cow-milk sugar dimer Lactose into it's two comp

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When somebody goes to a coffee shop and orders a soy drink, and pays for a soy drink, they usually expect a soy drink. The OP should not have to suffer for the barista's stupidity.

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Totally agree...people should be able to get what they ask for. It's called a service industry for a reason!

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Not always. I can't have tomatoes. I'm allergic. I'll tell people at fast food places to not give me tomatoes and they do it anyways. I'll tell them I'm allergic and they'll still put the fucking tomatoes in! Even when there's an allergy in play, people just don't give a shit.

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Why should it matter if she was being "prissy" or not ? She's paying, she should get what she ordered. As long as she's being polite and not calling her server, say for example, "a fucking idiot," for getting the order wrong, what difference does it make WHY she wants it a certain way ? Incidentally, because the server lied, she IS a fucking idiot.

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It matters because the barista is more likely to go back and fix her mistake if it's likely to make that person sick rather than just give them a few extra calories. It SHOULDN'T matter, but that's not usually how people work.

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that sucks! go back and tell her manager or something. you specified your order. that was wrong for her to do.

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