A Male Starbucks Barista Tried To Lecture A Pregnant Woman About Her Caffeine Intake, And Twitter Is Furious

Usually, Starbucks patrons help themselves to some cream or sugar, but one barista thought he would offer unsolicited advice along with one customer’s order of a Caramel Macchiato.

Tensions brewed between a pregnant woman and a male Starbucks barista who mansplained to her the unsubstantiated warning about drinking caffeine during pregnancy.

Comedian Tiffany Stevenson wrote about witnessing an “unbelievable bit of womb bothering.”

“A pregnant woman got her Caramel Macchiato and the guy behind the counter said ‘Oh , it’s for you . Do you want me to make a decaf?’”

Umm, she would’ve asked for that option if she wanted non-frickin’ caf.

Stevenson continued:

She said ‘No, thanks’ Him ‘No I should because caffeine is bad for the baby.’

It could’ve ended there.

It didn’t.

So Stevenson intervened.

The non-expert really should’ve stuck with crafting orders instead of telling the customer what was good for her and the baby.

People were livid over his unprovoked expertise on something that is NONE OF HIS BUSINESS.

Other women came forward to share similar situations.

The outcome would’ve been different had the encounter involved this Twitter user.

Suddenly, misspelled names scribbled on the side of the paper cup became a forgivable offense by comparison.

Drinking excessive amounts of coffee can pose some risks due to a baby’s inability to metabolize caffeine while in the womb.

According to the American Pregnancy Association, the March of Dimes stated that until more conclusive studies are made, pregnant women “should limit caffeine intake to less than 200 mg per day,” which is “equal to about one 12 oz cup of coffee.”

But it’s not the barista’s place to brow-beat pregnant women about their caffeine intake.

Stay in your lane, dude.

It’s not a tall order.