5 barristas in Washington State have been charged with prostitution, because they were charging customers extra for extra-curricular activities. Apparently, to stand out in this corporate Starbucks dominated world, this coffee stand had the great idea to have their barristas wear bikinis. It never occurred to the owners (wink, wink) that the sort of young women who would be ok with using espresso machines and steamers in bikinis might be willing to go a little farther. After all, the owner has all his employees sign a policy manual that prohibits lewd behavior.
The young women, aged 18-24, would offer "shows" for extra fees, charge customers to play "basketball" with crumpled bills as the ball and their underwear as the basket and pose for nude photographs. The Everett police began an extensive sting operation (lasting more than 2 months!) to get to the bottom of this whole thing. The important thing to note here is that this is apparently an epidemic in Everett, the police received more than 40 complaints of lewd behavior at espresso stands, and only went after this stand because it received the most complaints.
In lieu of a punchline, I'll just close with the name of the stand. Grab & Go.
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