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I have a Spanish Latte for…

Down the street at La Grande Orange grocery store they have these wonderfal Spanish Latte’s that I love to get however I have one slight dilemma when I order my drink…

“What’s your name?”

“Chris”

“Last initial?”

“T”

Several minutes go by as I wait for my drink to be prepared and then I hear it.

“Spanish Latte for Chris T.”

Except instead of sounding like it should, the words blend together. So it sounds like a drink for Christy. As far as I know I’m the only name that has this type of problem. Drives me nuts.

So what did I do to resolve this problem? I started using different last initials. Like I’d say “M” or “W” or “P” and that would solve the problem.

Until…

I walk in last week and I order a Spanish Latte and apparently I’ve ordered from this woman before and she’s learned my name.

Yeah, you guessed it.

She says “It’s Chris, right? Chris M., or W??”

Not much you can say than “Um, yeah, M” and that’s the end of the story.

I suppose it’s not half as bad as the day I ordered coffee with shaving cream all over my face. Yeah, I’ll have to tell that story again sometime.

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  1. Haha Chris… Funny story.

    I have a friend who acquired a rather unfortunate name combination when she got married.

    Her first name is Leigh…
    and she married a guy with the surname of King..

    Such a shame…

  2. You could always use the full version of your name, Christopher.

  3. It’s still better than:

    “What’s your name?”
    “Ara”
    “Ira?”
    “Ara”
    “Aaron?”
    “Ara!”
    “Hara”
    “Ara!!”
    “Oh, okay Ora, what’s your last name?”

    🙁

  4. When I saw “Chris T”, I instinctively put them together into one word… Think of the free coffee you’d get then!

  5. Haha, funny comments everybody. So I just got out of a meeting and am preparing to work long into the night and figured what best to start it off with but a Spanish Latte.

    A Spanish Latte for Christy.

    Ugh. Next time I think a certain superhero will order the drink. A pretty girl was behind the counter taking my order today and it didn’t seem appropriate. Not to mention the fact that I couldn’t concentrate.

  6. Good idea. I mean after all, it’s not like you’re at the DMV, so what’s it matter if Bruce W. ordered a Latte? Or maybe Clark K., or even Peter P. (although that can either be Peter Parker or Peter Pan, so I’d stay away from that one). You could have so much fun with it it boggles the mind. Okay, maybe not boggles, but you know what I mean. 😉