I feel you Starbucks, you’re trying to add a personal flare on each individual drink, but about 6 out of 10 times you get it WRONG ! Typically leaving the customer more frustrated. It’s become a comical nightmare for Starbucks goers … ! My friends and the general public tend to post pictures via social networks of their cup of joe mishaps. Some of the examples are shown here on the blog – two close friends of mine with funny names ! It’s like when your a kid on vacation and you go to the key chain section at the gift shop and you can’t find the correct spelling of your name …. ! This is the adult version of that sad sad feeling.
Today in my Give It 100 video blog, I took a trip to my local Starbucks ! It was recently renovated and this was my first time checking it out! The polar vortex has delayed my visit to the refreshed Starbucks. I love going there and have become quite close with all of the baristas, I mean if you go every day and get the same thing they are bound to remember you, especially if you’re using an interesting sudo name ;0 . My dear sister Melanie , sometimes known as Melonie at Starbucks, does not let a day go by without visiting Starbucks. It makes her whole world to get her Ice Coffee with non fat milk and sugar free vanilla squirts … i’ve gotten her order down pat at this point. Where I’m the simple sister who orders a black ice coffee, no milk no room for it, no sweetner ( since i’m already so sweet hehe). It is funny that we ONLY get ice coffee, sun or snow !
I don’t really have too many pet peeves, but one of them is when my name is spelt incorrectly. My name is Lindsey…. “EY” … people like to call me Lynsey, Lynzie, Lindzie, etc you get the point. The one that urks me the most is Lindsay !! My name is not Lind- SAY – its Lind- SEE if anything … therefore many years ago I took it upon myself to avoid the situation of having my name spelt wrong at Starbucks. This idea really came to mind back in the days of High School Lunch Breaks – when me and my crew would roll to Panera – another establishment that uses your name for an order. To give us a giggle we’d use names like Gertrude or Skyye or Margret. It would always make us laugh and the employees had to keep a straight face, as the given name may be our true name.
Back to me at Starbucks – I’ve always used my Spanish name Carmen –it is simple and not as easy to spell incorrectly. Also I LOVE my Spanish name – its been a part of me for more than half of my life at this point ! Took Spanish in school from 3rd grade until my Sophomore year of College …. then I lived in Spain where it was much easier to go by Carmen than Lindsey! My Yoga teacher in Spain once crossed her self and said “ iy dios mio! ” aka OMG because she could not fathom that my name was Lindsey – don’t really get that but it was funny! So Yes, I part time go by Carmen….! and it is even funnier at my local Starbucks because they greet me each day as Hi CARMEN !