Whether your name is Audrey, Anna-Louise, Anastasia, Alicia or Clint, a Starbucks barista might get it wrong. It has been proved, shared, laughed about, maybe even frowned upon, but there is nothing you can do about it. It’s not easy to work at Starbucks. Just think of all the noise, the “horde” of people coming in at all times, always on the run, always with their special tastes: “extra cinnamon, room temperature, chai latte”. You have to be careful to all of their demands and their names come last on the list of things to pay attention to. That’s why we get some funny misspelled names, some even horrendous, like “Anus” or “Vagina” or “Alien”. Yep, they’re not made-up names, they were written on a Starbucks cup and the Internet does not forgive and does not forget.
Slight oversights, glaring errors or plain dumb mistakes, you can name them whatever you want, but they do exist and can happen to anyone. Some of these failed Starbucks names are so wrong, that you might think they are plain rude. Maybe a Starbucks barista who is too fed up with all your prete ntious demands wants to make a little fun of you and brighten his day, so he’ll just name you “Shitty”. Will that influence the taste of your coffee? Hardly. But it will probably make for a very good Instagram story.