Friday, August 6, 2010


This Starbucks cashier was tall, pale, red-haired and freckled (i.e., he could be a distant cousin), so with all that waspy/Anglo-Saxon-ness coursing through his veins, he really doesn't have any excuses.

This is one of the more common bastardizations of my name, along with Charrol.  While I do really appreciate the period after the name -- full stop, decisive and confident, I'm going to have to deduct one style point (-1) because of the double-R that also looks like an N.  It also seemed to confuse the barista.  She glanced at the cup and instead of announcing my name, just yelled, "Venti Americano with room!"  Perhaps she too was debating the Sharrol/Shanol paradox?

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