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Starbucks Baristas Keep Writing 'C**' On This Guy's Disposable Cup

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Starbucks Baristas Keep Writing 'C**' On This Guy's Disposable Cup

Having a barista write your name on your coffee cup is a standard part of any Starbucks experience - along with having them mishear and subsequently misspell it. While people with relatively common names tend to get an easy ride here, it's harder for people who have more awkward monikers.

Now one Starbucks customer has complained that its staff keep misspelling his name on their disposable coffee cups, making his name look like... well, like 'cum'. Snort.

Cam Ashmall, from Glenrothes, Scotland, believes the coffee chain's workers keep making the 'a' in his name look like a 'u'.

Credit: Deadline News
Credit: Deadline News
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Tweeting the chain last week with a picture of one 'Cum' cup he'd received, Cam said: "Starbucks, can you please train your employees to just capitalise their 'As'?

"I'm tired of having to carry a cum latte around Edinburgh."

Cam, a 30-year-old call centre administrator, says the 'mistake' with his name has happened more than once - and has shared more photos to show proof.

Like Cam, many other people are also seeing the funny side as his original post has gone viral, attracting almost 5,000 re-tweets and being liked over 12,000 times.

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Cam's new-found Internet fame prompted him to add, a little tongue-in-cheek: "This is it. This is my legacy. When I die, I'll only be remembered as the cum cup boy. All my other achievements will lie forgotten."

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Credit: Deadline News

Cam's since tried to reach a compromise with Starbucks to make up for the 'inconvenience' its staff have been causing him.

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Instead of a lifetime's worth of cum-free cups, he's asked for Starbucks to send him on a safari in exchange for all the exposure he's been giving them.

"@Starbucks, if you wanna offer me anything for this unexpected advertisement, just send me to South Africa so I can hang out with lions for a couple of weeks," Cam said. "That's all I ask. My DMs are open."

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As you'd expect with anything like this, people across social media have reacted as they always do to situations like these: by taking the piss.

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"Pretty sure they're doing that on purpose," one person commented.

Another advised: "You need to change your name to Tim or Steve or George."

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Credit: Deadline News

Cam explained that getting 'cum' on his cup doesn't actually happen that much, but he was surprised that it happened to him twice in a row.

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He said: "Honestly, I just thought it was funny. People are thinking my reaction is annoyed or angry but that's just how I look most of the time anyway.

"I think the baristas just weren't paying attention, so I can't blame them. I've not said anything to them. They did however make a really big capital A on the following one, so they must be aware."

We're still annoyed that someone alternated capital and lower-case letters in the same word. Who does that?!

Featured Image Credit: Deadline News

Topics: Viral, Twitter, Community, Starbucks

Chris Ogden
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