apparently quite a few…I know my name is not the EASIEST, one either has no idea how to spell it or how to read it. I get different pronunciations, if it’s remembered at all- that’s partly why I named my business “dont smile now” it’s much easier to remember….but when I go to Starbucks who, in their mission statement say (and I hope it’s legal to quote it):
When we are fully engaged, we connect with, laugh with, and uplift the lives of our customers— even if just for a few moments. Sure, it starts with the promise of a perfectly made beverage, but our work goes far beyond that. It’s really about human connection.
My point- they’re super nice, and I must be evil, because I secretly enjoy thinking I might be tormenting the barista, who kindly asks my name, and I whisper “shani” and await the spelling results, which I then save, and now have photographed. I admit- I had more, and threw them out, WHY? I don’t know, one crazy spring cleaning I assume…and now I’m tormented to spend $4 on my Grande Decaf Latte please, with whole milk, thanks. Even for the sake of ART, and honestly- they don’t even ALWAYS ask my name, so…I’ll drip (no pun intended ) the ones I have and invest in some more in the future…here’s a few…