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Dear Local Coffeeshop Barista,

January 20, 2010


While I appreciated your attempt to spell my name correctly, even asking me for clarification, I would have rather my latte quicker. I, unlike a few people I know, do not give a rat’s rear as to whether you spell my name correctly or not–I know you’re not doing it on purpose and I know you have enough people on your tail about that. Nevertheless, you made me smile because you actually paid attention to what I was saying (Responding to my “How are you?” AFTER I asked it). I hope you are the barista that makes my latte from now on.

Warm double tall latte regards,


2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2010 9:46 am

    Until two years ago starbucks in europe were relying on customers name to keep track of the orders, I hated that and I guess I was not the only one as I have not been asked my name at any UK and French Starbucks for a long time.

    I think they have enough work trying to remember their coffee menu anyway;


    • January 20, 2010 9:58 am

      It’s the exact opposite in the states. In the past few years it seems all the big chains have been encouraged to address customers by their name to make the shopping experience more “personal”. From the markets to the electronics stores, my name is being butchered!


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