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customersruinmylife
07-18-2008, 12:22 PM
We have a regular customer who comes in and sits at the bar for hours on end. All he does is complain about everything that is wrong in the world, and moan about various things that have annoyed him during the day. Whenever he enters, people flee the bar and go off to do something else. Last person to flee is stuck with him, and unfortunately it was my turn.

After about twenty minutes of him complaining about everything, he sighs.

SC: I don't know Richard. What's the world coming to?
Me: ....
SC: I'm sorry, may I call you Richard?
Me: Well, it's not my name.
SC: What is your name?
Me: Customersruinmylife.
SC: ...
Me: ...
SC: I prefer Richard.

So now, he calls me Richard EVERY TIME he comes into the bar. I keep correcting him, but the response I get is "Sorry Richard, I'll remember next time."

iradney
07-18-2008, 12:36 PM
Just don't respond next time. It's not your name, therefore you will NOT respond.

crazylegs
07-18-2008, 12:39 PM
The cleaner at The Chemists used to call me Rob (or some other name, I can't remember now) for months, I was too embarassed to correct her and it was only when I went on holiday for a bit then came back that she started to call me by my right name. I can only image she asked someone where I was and they went 'who?' and then the truth came out... :o

Becks
07-18-2008, 03:23 PM
There's this old man at work who's called me Rachel, Raquel, Renee...

He's given up and doesn't call me anything at all now.

Imogene
07-19-2008, 05:50 PM
Re: Thread title:
"Is your name 'Joey'?"
...
"Cause I'm gonna call ya 'Slowey Joey!"

GingerBiscuit
07-19-2008, 05:56 PM
"They call me hot
They call me sex-y
They call me her
They call me jane

That's not my name
that's not my name
that's not my name
that's not my name"

Sorry. I'll go away now.

(If you don't know what I'm talking about search youtube for the Ting Tings.)

flybye023
07-20-2008, 09:00 AM
My dad had three Navajo guys as employees, all brothers. They had kind of an accent so he got a little mixed up on the one guy's name. He thought it was "Fletcher". So payday comes around and he has all three of them in his office and he comes to a timecard filled out by Frederick.

So he asks, "okay, who's Frederick?" They don't answer, just kind of shuffle their feet and look at each other out of the corner of their eyes. He repeats the question and "Fletcher" raises his hand. My dad was quite embarrassed and lamely says, "oh, I thought you were Fletcher..." One of the other brothers shrugged and replied, "Well, that's what you call him."

Evil Queen
07-20-2008, 09:03 PM
I used to know an [really really] old man like that. Lived a pretty sad life, actually. Lost his wife in a war some where, his kid was mentally disturbed and lived in a loony bend, his friends and family all dead from something tragic (I have no idea what it was but I do strongly suspect he's a Holocaust survivor). He'd call me all sorts of names even though my name was clearly posted on my name tag. Nothing ever resembling my name, but I let him because everytime I reminded him he'd apologize so much I wanted to cry.

Sad old men make me teary.

Pagan
07-20-2008, 11:55 PM
My dad had three Navajo guys as employees, all brothers. They had kind of an accent so he got a little mixed up on the one guy's name. He thought it was "Fletcher". So payday comes around and he has all three of them in his office and he comes to a timecard filled out by Frederick.

Huh. I've heard Navajo accents (plus a lot of other Native Amerian accents) all my life and never heard one where "Frederick" would get mistaken for "Fletcher"? :confused:

Listerfiend
07-21-2008, 12:03 AM
I have a professor who's getting up there in years (68), and she's always called me "Kim." It's to the point that whenever she says "Kim" I know she's talking about me; it often leaves my classmates dumbfounded, as there's never a Kim around. For the record--my name is Allison. Which doesn't exactly rhyme with "Kim."

unclejampuff
07-23-2008, 04:54 PM
My first name is Lauren. It is not Laurie, Laura, Loren, Lorien, Laurel, Layla, Lainey, Lana, Lareina, Lara, Lorrine, or any other variant. It's L-A-U-R-E-N, as in Lauren Bacall, as in Ralph Lauren, as in my name tag, as in what my co-workers are calling me, as in the girl about to smack you when you repeatedly get it wrong.
I'm usually pretty forgiving on little things, but I have to deal with it so often... :burnup:

Irving Patrick Freleigh
07-23-2008, 05:08 PM
http://static.bbmp3.com/smilies/jacked.gif

"Burt Reynolds"

"Ah, that's not my name."

"Okay....Turd Ferguson!"

"Yeah, whaddaya want?"

"You buzzed in!"

"No I didn't."

"Yes you did!"

"Well, that's your opinion!"

"I hate my job!"

/end http://static.bbmp3.com/smilies/jacked.gif

ladyklack
07-23-2008, 05:56 PM
My first name is Lauren. It is not Laurie, Laura, Loren, Lorien, Laurel, Layla, Lainey, Lana, Lareina, Lara, Lorrine, or any other variant. It's L-A-U-R-E-N, as in Lauren Bacall, as in Ralph Lauren, as in my name tag, as in what my co-workers are calling me, as in the girl about to smack you when you repeatedly get it wrong.



I get called Lauren all the time. Hint: my name is not Lauren, but it is one of the variations that you mentioned above.

Gwen_Goth
07-23-2008, 06:19 PM
My name is Gwen (if you hadn't guessed)

I'm in wales. Gwen is a pretty common name here.

and yet, on 3 separate occasions, by 3 people (who all do not know each other) i have been called Beth.

Beth. wtf?

how on earth, even with a welsh accent, do you confuse Gwen with Beth???

flybye023
07-23-2008, 06:24 PM
Huh. I've heard Navajo accents (plus a lot of other Native Amerian accents) all my life and never heard one where "Frederick" would get mistaken for "Fletcher"? :confused:

It actually sounded like "Fetchrick" but for some reason "Fletcher" was the name my Dad's brain settled on.

AdminAssistant
07-24-2008, 08:21 PM
My only name problem is whenever people say "actually" I tend to hear "Ashley". Well, that and the fact that I have one of the most common names for my age group.

Victoria J
07-25-2008, 05:47 PM
I have a professor who's getting up there in years (68), and she's always called me "Kim." It's to the point that whenever she says "Kim" I know she's talking about me; it often leaves my classmates dumbfounded, as there's never a Kim around. For the record--my name is Allison. Which doesn't exactly rhyme with "Kim."

Ooh - I have your name (but I'll take good care of it, honest).

I have a colleague who is convinced my name is Allison, when (obviously) it is not.

Maybe somewhere out there a Victoria is being called Kim and we can all get together and swap back :)

Victoria J

RecoveringKinkoid
07-25-2008, 06:10 PM
SC: I don't know Richard. What's the world coming to?
Me: ....
SC: I'm sorry, may I call you Richard?
Me: Well, it's not my name.
SC: What is your name?
Me: Customersruinmylife.
SC: ...
Me: ...
SC: I prefer Richard.

So now, he calls me Richard EVERY TIME he comes into the bar. I keep correcting him, but the response I get is "Sorry Richard, I'll remember next time."

Well, considering that the sole reason the old git wants any contact with you at all is so he can feel like a big man when he disrespects you, you shouldn't have any more contact with him than you absolutly have to. The term "freezing him out" comes to mind.

Completely ignore him. Stop correcting him, he knows your name. All you are doing by correcting him is getting him off. Just don't answer him or even look up when he calls you anything but your name. He can prefer Richard all he wants as long as he prefers to not speak to you.

I'd also treat him as though I thought I he was mentally handicapped on the occasions that I couldn't avoid him, too.

What a loser.

My married name is very easy to pronounce, and not in any way strange or unusual. Still, there are plenty of dumbasses who manage to call me by the entirely wrong name sometimes repeatedly. I will correct them...once. If they continue to call me by the wrong name after that, the situation becomes very Uncomfortable for them.

Pagan
07-25-2008, 11:43 PM
Maybe somewhere out there a Victoria is being called Kim and we can all get together and swap back :)

Not this one. I get Virginia occasionally and Veronica a lot.

Just don't answer him or even look up when he calls you anything but your name.

That's exactly what I do. Some people get so mad when you don't respond to a name that's not yours....:devil:

Sheeze....other people's children!

JustADude
07-26-2008, 10:41 AM
Maybe somewhere out there a Victoria is being called Kim and we can all get together and swap back :)

Wouldn't that be a Kim being called Victoria?

Victoria J
07-26-2008, 04:55 PM
Wouldn't that be a Kim being called Victoria?

Argghh. Yes, it would. That's my own brain burp I think.

Victoria J

RecoveringKinkoid
07-26-2008, 08:02 PM
I was sitting in a doctor's office waiting room and the nurse kept getting my last name wrong. She kept calling me by the different name I mentioned in my other post.

Now, I had corrected this little fool at least three times. I dont' know what her problem was, but at some point, I got to think either you are deliberately insulting me or you are simply unteachably stupid. Maybe both. My knee was ballsed up and I was limping and not in a great mood to start with. It might behoove the nurse to not continue to provoke me.

So, I'm sitting there reading the paper and she comes to tell me the doc's ready to see me and damned if she doesn't call me by the wrong name. She stood by the door saying the wrong name expectantly.

I didn't move. I didn't even look up from paper, glance up, or anything. It was like she wasn't even there. The only other person in the room was a young man. He wasn't a Mrs. Anything, clearly. I could see him looking at me out of the corner of my eye, confused.

Clearly, the nurse was talking to me. I didn't budge. She said it again. I turned the page and kept reading. She said it again, louder. I didn't move. Long, uncomfortable pause.

Then she said it right, and you would have thought dogs were stringing her guts out. How the fuck hard was that? Why make that ridiculous scene? So then I immediately dropped my paper down to my lap and said "Yes?" all innocently.

Bitch didn't cross me again after that. Stupid little twit.

Peppergirl
07-26-2008, 08:38 PM
I got to think either you are deliberately insulting me or you are simply unteachably stupid. Maybe both.


This made me :roll:. May I file it away for a future sig line? ;)

Pagan
07-27-2008, 12:12 AM
I dont' know what her problem was, but at some point, I got to think either you are deliberately insulting me or you are simply unteachably stupid. Maybe both.

I'm voting for deliberately insulting you. That's just frickin' rude! And how you chose to finally get her corrected was just fabulous! Brava, madame, brava!

Lady Legira
07-27-2008, 01:20 AM
My name is Colette (only ONE L, the French spelling). You wouldn't believe the variations of spellings and names I have had.

Here is a small selection - Colet, Collette (the most common), Olet, Colleen, Claire (for some reason whenever I say my name people think it's Claire), Colret, Courgette (WTF) and Jenny but that is the name of my twin :lol:

RecoveringKinkoid
07-27-2008, 01:23 AM
This made me :roll:. May I file it away for a future sig line? ;)


Of course, I would be flattered. :)

What killed me about the whole stupid affair was that obviously, she KNEW what my name was, you know? Just useless.

marty
07-27-2008, 02:55 AM
One of our regular "I turn in my games for cash so I can keep my meth lab up" customers always calls my coworker Tony (real name Tommy).

Considering I hate the guy, I find it freakin' hilarious.

froglet
07-27-2008, 05:14 AM
*snip*
Then she said it right, and you would have thought dogs were stringing her guts out. How the fuck hard was that? Why make that ridiculous scene? So then I immediately dropped my paper down to my lap and said "Yes?" all innocently.

Bitch didn't cross me again after that. Stupid little twit.
LOVED IT!
Had me bwahaha-ing for many a moment :D:roll::lol:

Pagan
07-27-2008, 11:58 PM
Courgette (WTF)

That on in particular is making me :rotflmao: ....especially since we call them "zucchinis"! Excuse me, I need to wipe my tears....