Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Coffee & Spelling

There's too many versions of my name. While some names can be misspelled by just a letter i.e. "Lindsey" vs. "Lindsay", my name can be spelled about 100 different ways. And this has brought me to my silent war with Starbucks the last year where I noticed that I NEVER was given proper treatment when it came to my name.

The evidence speaks for itself...









However, last week a lovely high schooler restored all my faith in humanity and FINALLY spelled my name properly:

Thank you, I will consider this horrific chapter of my life closed.
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17 comments:

Tangled In Texas said...

Bahahaha! This is too funny! And it's totally the reason I gave my kid a "normal" name, BUT people still ask me how to spell it. WTH?

Erika said...

Everyone spells my name wrong, as well. I spell it E-R-I-K-A, but 9 out of 10 people spell it E-R-I-C-A. It's incredibly frustrating. :/

Tina said...

wow lol thats kind of insane how many different ways people spell it. but you will be happy to know that i had a best friend for years that spelled hers CAITLIN so i'll never get it wrong! lol im used to hers! I luckily only have to deal with being spelled with a K ... but as a C name im sure u could agree, the worst thing in the WORLD is turning a C name into a K!!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

haha! I totally get my name spelled wrong constantly.

Katie said...

I feel your pain.

The Hill House said...

Well my apologies in advance if I ever spell your name wrong...It's just that I'm used to spelling it the way my niece's name is: Katelyn. But you can spell my name with an "-ay" if you feel the need to retaliate. :)

LindsEY

Britt said...

Hahaha!! I have actually never seen it spelled Katelyn before... the way you spell it is the way I would spell it...

People always spell my name Britney {like Spears}... drives me bonkers! Now I just go by Britt, but most spell it with 1 "T"... also drives me bonkers... I can't win!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

hahaha i hear ya! i get this allll the time with my name...Jaime is very tough lol. hope life is going well in your new apt!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

Damn Starbucks they always misspell my name too! I mean I don't think Abby can have that many variations, lol. This is a funny yet awesome post. I never thought of taking pictures of how they write my name

Krista said...

I'm with ya!

Jessica Wray said...

that's pretty funny. I never thought about all the different spellings for your name. I was a barista at one point, hopefully I didn't mess up too many caitlin's days with a wrong spelling on their latte ;)

inHERshoes said...

LOL, i can relate. renee, reny, renie, rheny, reney. RENIIIII!!!! hahaha

bananas. said...

try being a mayra...people spell my name wrong even when it's right there in front of them.

maria, myra, maya, myrna, mary, you name it!

sucks, i know.

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Ha! Know the feeling alil' too well...How hard is "Sarmin"? I don't even say my name anymore, I just now say Jasmine , with a "S".

& I don't know reply back to your comment. The photo of my neph & me, I am wearing sari, total bitch to put it on, but hella gorgeous! I googled Lauren's airport/travel, style your totally right, she dresses for comfort. & still looks amazing. Sometimes I get so into Kim I forgot about other people I can look up. I swear I am not a crazy Kim stalker.

xo SARMIN

xo SARMIN

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Haa, what a fun post! And indeed, you have a tough name to spell. Even I proof read a few times each time I type your name. As for names and Starbucks, my all time favorite story is from when a friend of mine came to visit me in Moscow with his friend Fabio... Guess what Fabio read on his mug? RADIO!!!! LOL!

rinniez said...

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
oh i have this issue constantly. though mine is more because my name is spelt different to anyone else in the world (slight exageration) and generally its easier for them to spell it how they like cause otherwise they pronounce it wrong when they call it out and i dont know they are calling for me - frustrating!

Megan said...

hahhahaa i cant believe you have all those photos!!!

my name gets spelled wrong ALL the time...people like insert all these extra letters. i guess if im spelling a name and im uncertain i spell it the most simple way...which would equal MY name. weird.

glad they finally got it right though!