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Lost In Translation: Malaysian Student Charged RM44.10 For Coffee

Lost In Translation: Malaysian Student Charged RM44.10 For Coffee

The student claimed that he couldn’t understand the cashier’s English and accidentally ordered all the additional toppings.

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A university student in Malaysia was shocked to find out that he had been charged RM44.10 for a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

He claimed he couldn’t understand the English spoken by the cashier.

The incident went viral after it was shared on the MMU Confessions Facebook page.

The student said he only nodded in response to the cashier’s questions because he couldn’t understand them.

The student claimed that he accidentally ordered all the additional toppings, which resulted in an extra charge of RM22.15.

The total cost of the coffee came up to RM44.10 after adding a 6% service tax.

The incident has caused a stir on social media, with some advising the student to ask if the toppings are free before ordering them or to order a plain coffee.

Others have suggested that he should learn English to avoid similar incidents in the future.

Ordering Coffee In English: Challenges For Non-Native Speakers

Some customers may struggle with ordering if English is not their first language, but Starbucks has employees trained to assist customers with their orders.

Additionally, Starbucks has a mobile app that allows customers to place their orders in advance, which may be helpful for those who prefer to avoid potential language barriers.

For non-native English speakers who may have difficulty ordering coffee in Starbucks, online resources provide tips and practice for ordering in English.

However, it’s important to note that these resources are not affiliated with or endorsed by Starbucks.

Customers should rely on the assistance of Starbucks employees if they need help with their orders.

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