People have a deep, inexplicable love for Starbucks, and so many of them will lose their damn minds over a new beverage.
That's a fact, and it's always been a fact, but it's been proven again this week with the release of a new limited edition drink, the fabled Unicorn Frappuccino.
If you've been on social media at all in the past few days, you've likely seen reaction videos, reviews, fancy filtered pics of this thing.
People are obsessed with it, for whatever reason, and they're lining up at their local Starbucks to try it for themselves.
And for one barista, the pressure was simply too much.
Braden Burson works at a Starbucks in Colorado, and on his way home from work yesterday, he was so frazzled by the Unicorn Frappuccino that he felt the need to make a video about it.
It's enthralling, alarming ... it's so many things.
He kicked things off in a pretty calm way, explaining that the drink had just come out that day, and that it's a mango-based cream drink with a sour twist -- most reviews say it's disgusting, by the way.
He said that it's the most popular drink in Starbucks history, which is true, and that people have been clamoring for it.
But then, and this is where things get interesting, he has the breakdown.
"Please don't get it!" he screamed. "I have never made so many frappuccinos in my entire life. My hands are completely sticky. I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose."
"I have never been so stressed out in my entire life," he lamented. "If you love us, as baristas, don't order it."
Poor Braden said that the drink is just so difficult to make, and to make one right after the other is tough.
It's clear the pressures of the job have gotten to him -- seriously, we weren't joking when we said that he loses his mind.
We feel for him, but, interestingly enough, you know who else is showing sympathy for him?
Some people have expressed concern that Braden would get fired over such a rant, but TMZ is reporting that Starbucks is actually reaching out to him to try to figure out how to make things easier on baristas.
A happy ending -- who would have thought?
See the video that started it all below:
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- Emily Trainham