The Wheel of Questionable Spelling
Had a laugh this morning as I thought about today’s Theme Thursday, which is: full circle.
I was looking for a sign from the universe, a whisper from The Muse, an idea to bonk me on the head that fits with the theme.
The laugh came when I realized that all I had to do was look at my coffee cup.
Here’s where the circle begins:
Originally published November 7, 2008.
Alternate spelling, alternate universe
You may recall from a post a while back that I use my secret agent 007 stealth first name when I order coffee and they ask for a name to write on the cup.
My secret agent name is Lucy. I use that name because it’s:
1) easy to pronounce
2) easy to spell
3) heard clearly over the whooosh whooosh sounds of an espresso machine
I borrowed this name from a friend (who has my same real first name) because of the ease of use.
Until this past week at the Honolulu airport.
They asked my name. I said Lucy. They nodded and wrote the name. I got my beverage and it wasn’t until I was on the plane that I noticed.
You can’t make this stuff up.
And here’s where the story comes full circle:
Truth must be stranger than fiction, even on the mainland, because this morning I went to my local coffee slinger and used that same nom de bebida.
And this is what I got:
Questionable spelling skills, a feature of at least two of our fifty states.
Side note: look how much the quality of iPhone photos has improved in four years. Amazing.