Bar and bat Mitzvah Photography- by Shani Barel – Serving the Great Los Angeles Area » modern photography with a twist of sarcasm

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How many ways can you spell my name?

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):

Our Customers
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…





July 20, 2009 - 1:11 am

Jono - 10% post-consumer recycled? ONLY 10% That’s all? My a** is greener than that. I get 100% post-cons– we’ll just stop that right there.

February 11, 2010 - 6:10 pm

Shinny [F.ART] - dont smile now - Shani Barel - Tarzana Kids photography - […] out and about. 2. I saw a beautiful street. 3. I got a coffee  at SB. 4. They misspelled my name, again. 5. I got something to blog […]

February 17, 2010 - 9:23 am

Tzur - I always give them a fake name… its better than seeing them struggle with TZUR….

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