Despite the fact that I recently swore off starbucks because they raised the price of a venti tea from $2 to $3, I was there this morning for my fix. The barista working the register inquired whether I found the new tea different (it is now loose leaf tea). I told her no, and she informed me that some people found it to be stronger. I told her that that isn't necessarily a good thing because some people choose tea over coffee so that they can have a beverage with less caffeine. She smuggly informed me that this was a bad strategy because tea has more caffeine than coffee. Now, normally a misleading statement like that would have just rolled off me. Yes, pound for pound, tea has more caffeine than coffee, however, you use significantly less tea leaf to make a cup of tea than you use coffee bean to make a cup of coffee. Therefore, a cup of tea has less caffeine in it than a cup of coffee. Normally, this internal knowledge would have been enough and I would have just ignored the barista and walked away. But no! Pregnant me wanted to rip this womans head off. I was barely able to contain myself as I told her why her statement was false, and had to stomp away before I made a scene.
Leaving Starbucks I immediately realized how unreasonable I was... but it didn't make me any less furious with the woman. Yup, I've got the pregancy crazies!