31 Unlucky People Who Got Roasted By Retail

Diply 2 Oct 2017

It's old hat. You go into the store, get your goods, pay for them, and leave. We don't pay much attention to the details beyond that (unless you're my mother who carefully checks every receipt).

So it comes as no surprise that so many people have gotten away with hiding little messages on receipts and/or completely butchering customer names on Starbucks cups.

1. They got you there.

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I always wonder who goes through the process of reading these and complying with the survey requests. If I came across this, I'd make sure I did it.

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2. Because why wouldn't this be your first thought?

What's My Name Starbucks | What's My Name Starbucks

Hey, English is tough, even for native speakers. If you don't want to be called Cark, then be more specific. Right, Cark?

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3. I'm sure Janet was super proud to get her name on the Employee of the Month plaque.

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I'm also sure she has no idea that she's the butt of the joke for the next four weeks.

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4. When your name is Eric, but clearly your ex's best friend works at Starbucks.

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And boy, was she crafty about it. She couldn't quite get caught. A sorceress of revenge.

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5. I bet you $100 that you read this misspelled name in E.T.'s voice too.

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And if you didn't, you don't know where I live, so you can't come collect your money.

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6. An accounting department's dream.

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Let's just go ahead and blame this on a millennial and talk about how nobody misbehaved back in "my" day. This reminds me of Dumb & Dumber.

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7. I believe his name was Chad, and I don't know how this happened.

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The only thing I can think of is that the person who wrote this may have just "shat," and wrote it on the cup.

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8. Is this real life? Or are the Starbucks employees just trolling us all at this point?

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If I had to sling java all day long, I'd probably want to spice things up too.

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9. Jackie. Her name was Jackie.

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Unless she was a tall, skinny goof with terrible chin hair who said, "Zoinks!" a lot, I don't get how this happened. UNLESS she was saying "It wasn't me" a lot.

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10. A new spin on a classic name.

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Without hesitation nor a clarification question, this barista just rolled with it and wrote what they thought they heard. Either super accepting or super dense.

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11. When her name was Cass but you really love Broadway.

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I'm sure this will forever stand out in Cass' "memories." Did you see what I did there? Bet you wish you were this clever...sigh...

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12. Nicole.

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Okay, I'm going to need help figuring out how this one happened. Was there a wardrobe malfunction she was unaware of and the barista was trying to drop a subtle hint?

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13. When your name is Kristen but they hear "Chvioth."

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This is an all too common mistake. I can't remember a single time I didn't mistake a Kristen for a Chvioth.

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14. Samon says, "Spell my name right!"

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Poor Simone. One day you're telling everyone what to do, the next day you're just Samon and nobody listens to you anymore. Maybe you shouldn't have been so bossy.

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15. Who knew going out for lunch was a beauty pageant?

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But seriously, if I had the "best" of anything, why are these discounts all under 50 cents? It's sort of insulting.

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16. And you thought your math teacher was crazy when they said you'd need these skills in the future.

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Look at this dude doing mother effin' ALGEBRA to solve for x.

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17. I'll tell you who's lazy. It's that barista who didn't bother to say, "Pardon?" when you said your name was Kinzi.

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But upon further reflection, I'd probably assume they were labeling my cup with their own character traits.

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18. Man, you can find anything at Target!

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Aw, wow! She was on sale too! This is what I call extreme couponing. You save a few bucks and wind up with an eternal lover.

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19. I wouldn't even be mad. 

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Sure, your name is Emily, but maybe next time you order coffee, you shouldn't drone on and on about how you're a natural sprinter and not built for long distance...

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20. When you literally have the simplest name ever (Ian), but it sends Starbucks employees for a loop.

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E.N. phone home. E.N. wants a new first name. There should be a name test when you apply there.

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21. Wendy's might be better at roasting than grilling

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22. When you're a barista, you have to find pleasure in the little things

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23. That's one sassy look, but to be fair, it's well deserved 

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Is that a serious question?

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24. To be honest, Pharrell's response is better than any caption I could write

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25. Ohhh, snap! Can you believe that Tesco attitude?!

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I gotta say, I'm loving it. And seriously, what man can afford to be this choosy. Sorry, pal, but you got owned.

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26. You get what you ask for

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27. I'm not falling for that one again!

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Still better than being put on hold

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28. This is what happens when someone in the complaints department goes rogue...

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29. Poor Ursula.

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Not only does she share a name with an infamous sea witch, but she has to pay dearly every time she wants a Chai Tea Latte. Funny, though...

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30. Ann-Louise.

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Wow, I never knew Anus was a common nickname for Ann-Louise. I guess I can cross that baby name off my list. Not the handle you wanna go by in life.

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31. This mistake might be more innocent than we think.

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You know when you write "here" instead of "hear?" Well, maybe this person just took this mistake a little further based on...circumstances.

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Some of these had to have stung more than a little.

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What is the worst fail you've experienced in the retail world? My Starbucks always asks me how to spell my name, so I don't get to have any fun...

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