Monday, September 25, 2006

my mom's second name choice for me

Barista: "Can I get your drink started?"
me: "Yes, I'll have a venti, nonfat, iced latte"
Barista: "And your name?"
me: "Regan"
Barista: "Okay, it'll be at the end of the bar"

Only when I get to the end of the bar there is no nonfat, iced, latte for Regan, but there is one for Bargen. I've had my name misspelled and mispronounced lots of times, but this was by far the worst. Ever.
I stole Bargen's coffee


  1. Permission to laugh please? In a lighthearted, jesting way wishing you no evil. :)

  2. Y'know, I bet there's some Ikea furniture with that name too.

  3. as a former coffee bean barista, writing down people's names while really not caring for the spelling is the name of the game. one time, as i finished someone's hot latte, i yelled out, "rome leger." no one moved. "rome leger," i yelled louder. no one moved. finally i gave the drink specs. lo and behold, renee zellweger comes up to the bar and says, "oh, i guess that is me." we both start laughing. i laugh because it is my first hot drink and i encourage her to taste it to make sure i got it right. she laughs because she thinks i recognize her. i don't, until after she leaves. barista fun times. :)

  4. Hmmm...I wonder if she was mocking you since you used to be a bargain (bargen) lead...