Names are an important part of any language or culture. You can usually tell what part of the world someone lives in by their name alone or how they spell it. Names tell the stories of our ancestors and play a vital role in our heritage both as a culture and within our families.
However, when you mix names (even common ones) with a public service company such as Starbucks, for better or for worse you will get completely new interpretations, spellings, and pronunciations to be passed down for generations to come! Perhaps its the coffee to blame. Customers can be very specific about their coffee, and likewise baristas deal with hundreds of particular customers on a daily basis. Sooner or later some of the non-ingredient instructions (like names) just fall on deaf ears.
Or perhaps messing with your name is just their form of self amusement. Either way, when your child asks, “Mommy, why did you name me ‘Air Inn’?” You can tell them it’s just part of our culture.
1. Madeleine – Just sound it out…
2. Chad – That comes after the coffee
3. Ian – That’s just the abbreviated version
4. Jude – Perhaps she likes her coffee with a squirt of theology drizzled on top?
5. Oliver – Maybe he gave off an air of omnipotence?
6. Virginia – Mulva? Dolores? Eh, good enough…
7. Ann-Louise – Maybe she was just too particular with her order? I dont…I don’t know.
8. Penelope – Judging from some of the previous pics, this could have gone a lot worse.
9. Michelle – Maybe her last name was “le”?
10. Erin – She comes with a free continental breakfast. The coffee she has to pay for.
11. Ingrid – Perhaps they thought she was one of the 7 dwarves?
12. Dylan – To be fair, that’s most people before they have their coffee.
13. Emily – She may have just taken the wrong coffee.
14. Clint – Spacing. Is. Important.
15. Cass – One day they will learn to order for themselves. But until that day comes, humans must prevail!
For some added humor, you can take a look at this SNL skit as well!