YouTube personality Paul Gale is enjoying a touch of the virus this morning, as his video on “Why Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong” ping-pongs around the internet. It is no doubt cluttering your Facebook feed at this very moment.
“I’m the one who writes your name in black marker on your Starbucks cup. I probably write around five hundred names everyday,” Gale says in the video.”Allow me to explain why: I’m fucking with you.”
Starbucks is likely appalled, and while we imagine the use of the company’s logos was unsanctioned, this is a fine video: it’s funny, it’s charming, the characters who play befuddled customers are amazing.
But we think the video can be even better with a different soundtrack. It cuts out all the unnecessary weird barista talking and puts the focus on the customers. Because they are the true stars.
First, mute this video and press play:
And then, at full volume, play this video simultaneously: