Friday, November 14, 2008

A case of mistaken identity

Today is Friday, AKA Starbucks Day. So after our 9am meeting, my coworkers and I headed over to pick up some delicious drinks (a PSL for me, of course). 

We go to one of the Starbucks on Michigan Avenue so it's always crowded and there is always a line. To keep things moving, they have baristas take names and drink orders in line so after you pay, your drinks will be ready. It's a pretty good system.

So I quickly recited my drink order in my head (you have to be on the ball at Starbucks) and was ready to go when the barista approached. And this is how my morning began:

Barista:(excessively chipper) Hi! What can I get for you today? 
Me: Hi, can I get a tall, non-fat, no whip pumpkin spice latte, please?
B: Sure, and that's for Jessica right?
Me: (pause) Uh, no, I'm Pam
B: Are you sure?
Me: Yeah...I'm Pam
B: I could have sworn your name was Jessica, you really look like a Jessica.
Me: Nope, still Pam
B: You should ask your parents why your name isn't Jessica because you really look like one.
Me: Um yeah, ok.

It was bizarre. And even worse, I had the EXACT same conversation with the same barista last Friday. For some reason, she really believes my name is Jessica. Maybe next week I should just go with it. I could have a secret Starbucks identity or something that would serve absolutely no purpose. How weird.

Ok and is it just me or do Kristen Stewart (Bella) and Robert Pattison (Edward) seem really unenthusiastic and awkward in interviews for Twilight? It seems like Kristen hates the movies and books and hates even talking about the movies and the books. And Robert just seems kind of out there...and not a big of any of it either. It's a bit of turn off to be honest. How sad.

Alright I'm off to a superhero party that I'm not dressing up for. Good times. Long story. Have a great weekend everyone!



Rachie said...

Ah Starbucks. I swear, where do they find these people? Please go along with her next Friday and come back and post the conversation. I would love to see if she's glad she think she knows your name or if she'll be confused because maybe she'll remember. Finally.

Paula said...

Maybe you should change your name since you look so much like a Jessica! Actually, now I come to think of it, you DO sort of look like a Jessica . . . :)

Pam said...

You know it's funny, I told my boyfriend the story and he looked at me and said, "Wow, you DO look like a Jessica". Too bad I haven't had the most pleasant experiences with girls named Jessica in the past...kind of ruins the name for me a bit (though I am sure there are very nice ones out there).