Snoogums Oh Ma Huna

hattie-mcdaniel-gonewiththewind-6 There’s a woman who works at a Starbucks I frequent who has a cartload of names for her customers…doesn’t matter how many times you tell her the right one she’s supposed to jot on your cup like a dog tag.

This morning though, she really outdid herself since I was, precious girl, angel ahs, idda bidda thin, bay-ba-doll and snoogums-oh ma huna.  I stood there like I should have been in peddle-pushers and a stroller while she cheerfully took my money.

The size of a bank with mammy tendencies, and I mean that well since she’s warm and welcoming, and despite almost forgetting what I’m really called, always happy to see her.

Waiting patiently, not my strong suit especially at 5 in the morning, for my Venti Latte 2% to be brewed standing behind a good dozen others, I hear, snoogums oh ma huna, and say.

“That’s me,” without blinking an eye.

New York.

If you can’t beat it, you may as well hop on board.    th


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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20 Responses to Snoogums Oh Ma Huna

  1. micklively says:

    I think you should go for a deed poll conversion. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love it. We need more of it. :O)

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    A woman after my own heart. My family and friends are the lucky recipients of nicknames I’ve bestowed on them. For instance, my sister Paula is Paula-la-la-la, Poola, or Peeba. My sister Susan is Sukey, Sukey-Ocky, Oozin, or Hoogy. And you already know that my sweetie is called Pookie.


  4. So funny that you automatically responded to it!

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  5. Jeanette Hamilton says:

    That is SO New York–you don’t meet those kinds of characters in Little Rock! Of course, we have our own breed of characters here. But not at Starbucks.

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  6. Ally Bean says:

    How delightful to meet an employee in Star$ with a real personality! I’d take whatever drink and name this woman chose for me. Love it.


  7. Oh Susannah, that made me laugh, especially your reaction at the end. I can just picture it. Gotta love New York. 🙂


  8. Patricia says:

    Around here everyone is Darlin’ or Sweetie.

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  9. I am in love! Everyone should be called snoogums at least once in their life. We have a patient who calls me baby doll. I’m sad when she doesn’t…lol!

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