“Marcella Hansch had already been in a bad mood when the barista told her “no.” She tries to take as few planes as possible but had decided to fly to New York to attend a special event organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before getting on the 10-hour flight back to her native Germany, she ordered a latte at the airport and asked the barista to pour the drink in her battered, reusable steel cup.
‘We have our own coffee cups,’ the barista replied, offering one with plastic lining. After a terse, brief exchange, Hansch changed her mind. ‘Then I won’t buy a coffee,’ she said, walking away as the coffee shop employees looked on in confusion.”
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