Skip to comments.“A Small Happiness”
Posted on 05/19/2016 5:17:10 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Did you see the Wall Street Journal article yesterday about Starbucks new app? Raj was in it! They spelled his name wrong, of course:
For Sathyarajkumar Krishnasamy, 49, an engineer, finally seeing his properly spelled name on a cup has been a breakthrough. In Starbucks stores, he had tried everything from providing his nickname, Raj, which sometimes came out as Rodge, to telling baristas to identify him simply as number 10. The accuracy of the app, says Mr. Krishnasamy, is a small happiness.
One hot black grande for Rodge!
Butt that was the whole point of the story: how Starbucks new app which prints out a sticker with your name on it eliminates the baristas hand in misspelling your name in new and quirky ways:
Eugenia Leu misses the days when the baristas at her local Starbucks used to bungle her name.
The 36-year-old resident of San Mateo, Calif., recalls how she used to identify herself at the counter and then wait for the hand-scrawled translation to appear on her cup. She liked the anticipation of not knowing what it might say and then finding it boldlyand wronglymarked Ugena
The new app lets you enter your own name which automatically prints out for the barista to paste on your cup. Efficient. Of course the new robot app, which eliminates the need to hire expensive baristas who can spell, takes a lot of the fun out of the Starbucks coffee experience. For instance, there are now fewer clues for the guess what your server majored in before becoming a full-time barista game. Here are some of my best guesses based on previous, documented, misspellings:
Double major: Womyns Studies and LGBT Studies (yeah, its a real major)
[[trigger warning on this next one!]]
Not sure, butt definitely NOT Womyns Studies unless they were being ironic
English Linguistics; or Drama
English as a second language
Of course the new app may have its own charms thanks, Im guessing, to the auto-correct feature:
And Im thinking a new game that might be fun to play would be guess the persons coffee order based on their name. Heres a couple to get you started:
Cafe Americano for Trump, Venti:
Bernie never goes to Starbucks because many people cant afford to buy coffee from the capitalist pigs.
I never go to Starbucks either because Im one of the those people who hasnt had a raise in 8 years, so I dont know if this new app is going to be a big thing or not. Butt Raj, who does visit occasionally, advises that the seeing of your name or a reasonable facsimile thereof on your cup is indeed a small happiness.
And really, what more can any of us expect from life other than a small happiness?
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
I got a big chuckle out of this.
If somebody wrote Vagina on my cup I’d probably staple it up to my garage wall, for history’s sake.
I wonder if they take requests....
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