From the Newsday column:
“Your name for the cup?’’ asks a barista, always polite, always crisp and efficient.It doesn't have to be that difficult. Marjorie, how about telling them you're Maggie? Then wait until the barista calls for "Maggie."
“I don’t want to give my name,’’ say I, without attitude.
“Well, we have to have your name for the cup,’’ is the comeback nine times out of 10.
“No, just the coffee, please.’’ Attitude rising.