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Bar names are OUT.
Starbucks names are IN.

You know what I mean. The barrista chipperly asks for your name when you're the only customer in the whole place, apart from the guy on the laptop and the guy reading the Wall Street Journal, both of whom are starting to collect dust. So who am I going to be today? "Princess Leia," I said to her. She giggled, and turned to her coworkers, laughing about how honored she was to be serving royalty as she scribbled the name onto the clear plastic cup.

"Grande Pumpkin Spice Frappucino blended coffee for Princess Leia," she announed five minutes later. (How long do you think it will be before we have barrista droids?) I picked up my beverage, brimming over with yummy cinnamon-sprinkled whip cream, and thanked her with a smile. As I walked to my car I looked down and realized...I am a geek. Not only that, I am apparently an OLD geek.


"Laya"? Isn't that like misspelling "Jesus"?

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nick_kaufmann
Oct. 20th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
O. M. G. When people can't even spell Princess Leia anymore, it's like we're past the point of no return.
mariadkins
Oct. 20th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Amen.
lucien_soulban
Oct. 20th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
Heh, that's me like seven years ago. I go to order food at a sub shop, and I hear a great Rush song that I've been trying to find, playing in the background.
Me: "Is that from a CD?"
Cash Girl: "No... it's some radio station that plays the oldies."

I swear, my synapses misfired at that one.
nihilistic_kid
Oct. 20th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
One cheese and pepperoni pizza for Choobakkah, up!
princessalethea
Oct. 20th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Isn't Choobakkah a Jewish holiday?
neutronjockey
Oct. 20th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Just.choked.on.sunflower.seed.Oh gawd.
lucien_soulban
Oct. 20th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
Why am I always the wookie? Damn Middle Eastern heritage.
livia_llewellyn
Oct. 20th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
She probably thought "Princess Laya" was your porn star name. Kids these days...
princessalethea
Oct. 20th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, I do hope so. I would actually have some *respect* for her. I prefer gutterminded barristas to plain-old stupid ones.
mariadkins
Oct. 20th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
(How long do you think it will be before we have barrista droids?)

Will they be like the waitress in the diner in Star Wars Episode II? The only thing missing from her persona and CGI was the chewing gum.
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