Proof that I have awesome friends

4 Nov

I woke up this morning to find myself tagged in a Facebook post from a friend –

“My friend Phoebe never sees her named correctly on a coffee cup. So for fun, I told the barista my name was Phoebe. Lol”

and then this picture…


Now, all her friends and mine are threatening to do the same at Starbucks…I’ve vowed that if they give their name as Phoebe at a Starbucks and post a picture, I shall put it on this here blog.

Who wants to be part of this fun?  You know you want to.  Go order that venti extra hot soy gingerbread latte, a basic hot chocolate, or even an chamomile tea served at lava-like temperatures, tell them your name is Phoebe, and let me know what happens.  Best ones will get posted right here!

But I’m a dude! says the dude.  That’s okay.  I already have one guy friend my pretty, flannel wearing (sometimes) devotee*  pledging he will do it.  You can too.  Most people aren’t sure what gender the name “Phoebe” is anyway.

PS – to the baristas out there – if someone gives you the name “Phoebe” – I dare you to write “Princess Consuela Bananahammock”….just saying…

I was in no way compensated by Starbucks for the writing of this post.  Hopefully after this post, they’ll still let me in the door…

*again, awesome friends – one insisted on his status being changed…since I’ve known him for longer than either of us really want to remember, I did agree that his description of the level of friend he is was much better than mine


7 Responses to “Proof that I have awesome friends”

  1. saracvt November 4, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Good grief! Can’t anybody SPELL? Seriously, it’s not THAT unusual a name.

    • phoebz4 November 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

      No, it really is. The only way people actually “get” it these days is if I say “Like Phoebe on Friends” – and then they’ll say “OH! PHOEBE!” – like I was saying “Zheboenvie” or something before that…

      • Holly November 4, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

        i was at a fast food resturant where they write your name on the reciept and the lady said when all the teenagers are working they can’t use cursive because the teenagers don’t know how to read it. what are they learning?

      • phoebz4 November 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

        Some schools actually don’t teach cursive anymore, which is silly in my mind, If anything, it’s a good fine motor skill. But they’re assuming everyone everywhere will be typing, so handwriting isn’t important. Obviously they don’t watch dystopian tv programs where we have no ability to type b/c the zombies ate the power lines because the aliens told them to…

      • saracvt November 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

        Really? I’ve heard of it hundreds of times through the years. But then, I read. Perhaps it has gotten less popular as a real-world name. But still, with the trend being to name your baby old-style names, I would think many people would have seen “Phoebe” once or twice too, instead of acting like it’s a foreign language.

      • babazoobee November 4, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

        LOL!! My name is Jonah. Yes, like the dude in the whale. which everyone gets correctly unless they see that I’m female first. then I get every permutation except 4 Ms and a silent Q…johna, johanna, joanna jona joenuh…you name it. the funny thing is, if they don’t see that i’m female, they spell it correctly. weirdos.
        thank you for this post. this as well as most of your others, has made me smile.

  2. Cair November 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Love this challenge! I’ll have to find a starbuck’s where they don’t already know my name, but I’m on it.

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