On a recent trip to Starbucks with my daughter, I learned she has a Starbucks pseudonym.
She tells them her name is Mary.
It makes sense. She has an uncommon name. One that is typically difficult to pronounce, especially when you factor in the coffee shop chatter and the hiss of steam from the machines.
So, she says Mary to avoid playing several rounds of WHAT?? with the barista.
I totally get her predicament. You probably do too. Saturday Night Live recently did a Starbucks skit that had a Marsha getting a latte that read, Shar Shar.
Seeing what ends up on my own Starbucks cup has turned out to be kind of entertaining.
I kind of get a tiny zing of anticipation as the barista poises the Sharpie marker over the cup. What will they write?
This barista started with COLEOO. Then, second guessing himself, he showed me the cup.
I corrected him. This is what he came up with.
Do you use a different name when you order? Does your name ever get misspelled?
I love lattes–what’s your favorite coffee shop drink?
Have a great week!