Telling a barista your name when ordering a coffee can be a wild ride. I have a pretty simple name, C-A-R-A, but not once have I ever received a proper spelling on my to-go cup.
The butchering of first names is even worse when your name is very Russian. But lo and behold, Artemi Panarin came up with a priceless solution.
In the midst of a western Canada swing, Panarin stopped at a coffeeshop in Calgary this afternoon.
CBJ reporter Brian Hedger happened to be grabbing a cup of joe at the same time and asked Panarin what name he gives the barista.
“I just say ‘John'”, Panarin told him. “If I tell them, ‘Artemi’…no chance.”
Just saw Artemi Panarin at a coffee shop here in Calgary. When they ask him what name to put on the cup, he tells them, “John.”
“If I tell them, ‘Artemi’ … no chance. I just say, ‘John’ every time.”
— Brian Hedger (@JacketsInsider) March 28, 2018
Good thinking, John Panarin.
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