It seems like restaurant-industry workers can't do anything, right or wrong, without a customer posting about it on social media. From generous, heartwarming tips to fat-shaming receipts, nothing misses the ever watchful eye of Facebook. The latest restaurant under fire is Starbucks. A customer in Hong Kong is not happy with the way her name was spelled on her cup. Let's just say the barista may have heard "Virginia" but what he spelled was something completely different.
It was actually Virginia's sister Victoria who posted the photo of the 'Vagina' cup and implored Starbucks to spell customers' names right, or not bother at all. She went on to say that her sister suffers from fear and anticipation during every coffee run -- her name has also been spelled 'Virgin.'
I'm sorry Virginia feels this way, but is this really cause for so much alarm? My middle name is Virginia and I'm also from Virginia and, dude, if someone accidentally or on purpose called me Vagina, I'd probably chuckle, feel sorry for them, and move on with my day and my latte.
And if going to Starbucks causes so much anxiety, give a name like Sarah, or Jen, or Kelly. There's really no use crying over misspellings. (Am I right Sara, Jenn, and Kelley?)
I guess waiters, baristas, and other food servers are under more scrutiny than ever before -- with everyone ready to share the wonders or the horrors of their meal, the good, the bad, and the ugly are often posted online for everyone to see. Who knows, maybe that will make dining out a better experience for everyone.
Now. Had the barista written North Carolina on the cup instead, those would've been fighting words.
What's the funniest interpretation of your name Starbucks has ever come up with?
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