If You See A Sticker On Your Starbucks Logo, Your Barista Is Probably Trolling You

Starbucks and Instagram go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Posting an image of your Pink Drink has practically become a rite of passage over the past few months, and thanks to the popularity of the coffee chain’s secret menu, we don’t anticipate that this is going to change any time soon.

Unfortunately, however, it appears that Starbucks baristas are on to (and more than a little fed up with) our social media addiction. According to Mashable, some coffee shop employees have devised a way to secretly ruin your requisite drink photo—all without you even noticing.

It practically goes without saying that the perfect Starbucks Instagram photo includes the cup’s logo, front and center. As we all know, however, this can be easily ruined if the drink’s label happens gets in the way.

Up until now, we believed such tragic mishaps were simple mistakes—the result of rush hour drink orders or accidental misplacement. Oh how wrong we were.

Reddit user bemyfuse, who works at Starbucks, recently posted an image of three Starbucks drinks with their logos obscured by labels. The photo’s caption stated, "My petty joy is putting stickers on the siren logo when annoying teenagers order millions of fraps at once, so their Instagram posts are ruined ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ it's the little things."

Clearly, the ruse is up. Next time you order a secret menu item or a bunch of matching Frappuccinos with your squad, be prepared for the worst -- a ruined (or logo-less) social media post.

Considering the sheer number of customers that Starbucks baristas must serve every day, we can’t say that we blame them. After all, we’re in favor of anything that adds a little fun to the day—be it a Frappuccino with extra whipped cream or a harmless prank!