I Am Sem

A while back I told everyone that my fast food name is Sam. Too many fast food clerks can not spell Michael, so I decided live my fast food life using an assumed name. I selected Sam. This is what I wrote in October 2006:

My name is SAM. It’s my initials backwards. Nobody has misspelled it. Nobody has mispronounced it.

This weekend the unthinkable happened. Somebody misspelled Sam. I knew nobody would believe me, so I scanned the receipt below. My dilemma now is, do I need to pick an easier name, like Ed or Al?

baja fresh receipt

UPDATE: A week later, I went back to the same Baja Fresh and got the same cashier. This time I spoke the name SAM very slowly, focusing on the “AM” sound. Success. Hooked on phonics worked for me (at Baja Fresh)!

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