May 19, 2014 8:24 AM
How do some baristas get Tanya when you tell them your name is Danielle? Or Lindsay out of Lisa? It's mind-boggling sometimes, but we suppose the constant noise of coffee being ground can do a number on the hard-working coffee slingers' ears. Assure that your name is never butchered again with your very own ceramic reusable mug ($12), which masquerades as a standard to-go cup except with a special chalkboard surface. Write your name on it before you step up to the counter to assure you'll always be able to identify your order when it's called - unless, that is, the barista decides to invent a brand new pronunciation.