This is an all too common occurrence in Starbucks:
Barista: "Chendy? Chendy? A tall skinny iced vanilla latté for a Chendy?"
Only person waiting for a drink: "You mean Marvin?"
Marvin: "It's Marvin."
Barista: "Ah yeah, OK. They must have spelled it wrong."
Luckily for us, there's Starbucks Spelling, a whole Tumblr devoted to photos of Starbucks cups where they got the person's name oh so wrong. And it's oh so hilarious.
DarrenThis wouldn't be so bad if the guy's name was Eric or even Erik or Derek. But it's not. It's Darren.
HillaryLooks like SOMEBODY voted for Trump. Not OK.
IsaacUnless this person pronounces Isaac like "Ick-ick," this is a horrible misspelling. Good thing the "Barista Promise" doesn't include spelling people's names right.
MargauxMargaux can be a tough name to spell. It could be Margo or Margot, even. But one thing's for sure: It's never Marabedefgh.
JuanitaWhen Juanita said her name, this is what the barista heard: "Nsgndsajlgfakjlica!" Close enough?
JustinIt's a little-known fact that every Justin actually wishes he was a Jasitan. It's much sassier.
TrudyThis was supposed to be Trudy, but it looks like Gale. Gale and Trudy sounds like a pretty promising daytime talk show, though, so all is forgiven.
CorynnPoor Corynn. People never spell her name right. It's always Corrine, or in this case, Leoasasoacnmsdnaoaiin.
KatHa ha. Very funny. Except Kat had no idea this referred to her, and the barista was stuck meowing at people for eleven minutes.
LindaToo bad Linda's already been Linda for 53 years. Lennathe has a nice ring to it.
DarylTwice. They tried twice. They picked actual names that were nowhere close to Daryl. I can't tell if that's better or worse than just writing gobbledygook.
PatriciaWell, they didn't get Patricia right. At all. But they totally botched her name, so that part's correct.
JenAnd from this day forward, Jen decided to change her name to Lem. She would be known as Lem until her dying day.
LucyThe barista was so confident for the first half of Lucy's name. It was still wrong, but at least it looked like English.
BrookeThis isn't actually a misspelling of Brooke's name. This is her financial state after ordering that six-dollar frappuccino.
SimonDON'T DRINK IT. We have to get this semen sample back tot he lab, stat.
JudeJude is in no way giving a thumbs down to Jews. It's just...so close to her name...and yet, so so far.
LiamOh, this barista knew perfectly well that this man's name is Liam. But he was trying to tell Liam something important, namely, that he's in the Matrix.
Patience"Pastry" is nowhere close to Patience. Good thing Patience is very patient.
FranciscoThis barista did the smart thing and gave up on writing the name all together. Remarkably, this little guy looks like a Francisco. Don't you think?
PhoebePoor Phoebe. She's nothing to be scared of. We should be terrified of these baristas who are appallingly bad at spelling names, however.
MaureenMaureen did try to order a "large" instead of a "venti," but this is a little harsh. She's a brain surgeon, for Pete's sake.
ChadNow this is just rude. But it's also what this coffee made Chad do about 30 minutes later.
KristyKristy just thought she was getting an iced coffee. She didn't know it came with an entry into the Hunger Games. So many regrets. You think there's a Starbucks in the arena? Otherwise, Kristy's just going to die out there without caffeine.
AnnieAnnie was already having a rough day. She didn't need to be put down by her barista. You're not just any Annie, Annie. You're a very special Annie.
DaleThis brings up so many questions. Is Dale Mr. Douaoe? If not, who is that mystery man? Is Mr. Douaoe his real name? Are we actually in the Hunger Games? Sorry, still distracted by that Primrose Everdeen cup.
ShirleyNot many people know this, but the full, uncensored lines from Airplane are actually as follows: "Surely, you can't be serious." "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley. Call me 'Cheerly!' I like it better."
AndieThis was the barista's way of telling Andie she's going to be an aunt. Sure, it was a little weird that a stranger from the coffee shop broke the news, but at least it was memorable.
SydneySyd: "Sydney, like Australia!" Barista: "Your name is 'Like Australia'?" Syd: "You know what? Forget it."
ShaneShane and Shubh sound like two best friends. Shane's an otter and Shubh is a turtle. They go on adventures where learn about each other's species and all different kinds of animals. Coming this fall on Nick, Jr.
BetsyThis was a not-so-subtle offer for best friendship from the barista. What can she say? She liked Betsy's style.
WesBarista: "What's your name?" Wes: "Wes." Barista: "BLASS?" Wes: "Wes." Barista: "OK BLASS. Have a nice day, BLASS! BLASSY BLASS BLASS!"
ArielThere are three options here:
- The barista thinks Ariel is an alien.
- The barista IS an alien and he's trying to reveal his true identity to Ariel.
- It's a movie recommendation. Sigourney Weaver kills it in Alien and the barista wants Ariel to know.