If you've ever been to the giant coffee super-chain-mega-store that is Starbucks, then you'll know that they ask you for your name to write on your cup when you place your order. 

Not only does it help avoid confusion at the end of the line when people are waiting to pick up their drinks, buts it makes you feel all special, like they're adding a personal touch. That's a nice business idea and probably does work on you, even if you're unwilling to admit it.  

However, that's not exactly how it pans out when ever you go in and actually get your order, as the person behind the counter regularly spells your name in increasingly bizarre ways, even if it's a very simple name that everyone knows. So why is that? Well, now we finally know...

Via Spin 1038