Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Anonymous Coffee Drinkers
Starbuck's are increasing their policy of asking their customer's names when taking their order. It seems to be causing a degree of consternation among some, who insist they have no desire to be friends with the staff, or that they simply wish to retain their privacy. Personally, I don't have an issue with it. At least when they place a coffee on the side and call 'Kay' there's no confusion among the half-dozen people waiting.
It does offer up a chance for some mischief though. After all, there's no legal obligation to give your real name. I'm going to position myself close to the bar in future to see how many 'Your Majesty's, 'Anon's or 'Lord Lucan's turn up for their cappuccino.