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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Are Male Baristas Sexist Pigs?

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 11:02 AM


A study of Boston-area coffee chops conducted by economist Caitlin Knowles finds that:

  • Men get their coffee 20 seconds earlier than women;

  • The delays women face are longer when the baristas are all male;

  • Those delays "almost vanished" when the baristas were all female;

  • It's not clear if women end up waiting longer for male staff because the dude's are flirting with them or because the dude's feel contempt for them.

    The Slate article also notes evidence showing that "blacks wait longer than whites, the young wait longer than the old, and the ugly wait longer than the beautiful. But there effects are statistically not as persuasive."

    Damn, male baristas, I always knew you were a fickle bunch of disgruntled sub-bartenders, but this is ridiculous. (via The Grinder)

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    -- Brian Bernbaum

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