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15 July 2003 @ 08:56 pm
Okay, let's see if I can get through an entire post...  
...without mentioning Kevin, his web site OR his "official" web site... ;)

Sort of an embarrassing situation happened today - I park at the hotel across the street from my branch and the guy who sits in the collection booth there is always friendly and always says "bye" to me when I leave. He used to say, "BYE Sheri-Lynn!!" and that was really sweet... but for some reason, one day he started calling me "Jovi"... ?? I'm a little shy by nature (stop snickering - I hear you all out there...) ;) and for whatever reason, I didn't correct him... At first I thought he might be talking to someone else. Then it happened again,... and again... and again... So then months passed and he still called me Jovi... How do you tell someone after it's been so long that it's not really your name??

Anyway - my co-worker came up to me at work this morning and said, "Hey, Jovi!" I nearly slapped him, but I was more shocked to find that he knew about it - because I hadn't told anyone. Apparently he talked with the guy in the booth yesterday after work and he asked my co-worker, "You work with Jovi?" And my co-worker said he didn't and the guy said, "Investments, right? You must work with Jovi." They finally figured out it was me and the guy found out he was calling me by the wrong name for months... Ooops! :P They did have a nice laugh about it, but I still felt bad.

I figured I should've corrected him from the beginning, but I just couldn't for some reason - and now it's worse for the poor guy. I've learned my lesson - from now on I'll correct people if they call me the wrong name from the beginning. And through all of this, my co-workers had a nice laugh at my expense, and I think I've gained a new nickname at work. :P ;)

AND I found this in the paper today and thought it was hilarious in light of my STUPID Aloha Airlines situation and my doomed "My Fair Lady" trip to LA in August... :P It was too funny... :D

Hope everyone has a nice evening! :)
Current Mood: sillysilly
Claudelleclaudelle on July 16th, 2003 12:43 am (UTC)
I always correct people when they call me the wrong name, I am very bitchy when it comes to my name and the correct pronounciation. I hate it when someone pronounces my name badly. But I have some friends who change my name to french. That means my real name is Claudia, which would be Claudine in french. But for friends that is ok ;)
Sherishutterbug93 on July 16th, 2003 08:48 am (UTC)
Actually I think if I had a beautiful name like Claudia, I'd correct people too. :) And Claudine is a beautiful version of your name, I like it a lot. But I've learned my lesson - next time I correct people!
Care: are you twins?careleswhisper on July 16th, 2003 01:45 am (UTC)
I got used to being called Laura a lot so when someone calls me by some other name, I doesn't even phase me. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on July 16th, 2003 08:53 am (UTC)
Oh that's right! That must've happened a lot growing up for you (and for Laura, actually). I guess if I were in your shoes, it may not phase me after a while too. :)
Life Sushi! ...interesting, tasty and raw!katya_doll on July 16th, 2003 06:25 am (UTC)
awww.Sorry the collection booth guy got a little embarassed. I am sure if you knows your demeanor at all he believes you were just going with it because you didn't want to hurt his feelings.
Sherishutterbug93 on July 16th, 2003 08:56 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks Katie! :) I just felt so bad for him! I guess I made his embarrassment worse - but initially that's what I was trying to avoid! Hope you're doing well and all your furry babies at home are safe and well. :) *hugs* back!
irisheyes77 on July 16th, 2003 07:29 am (UTC)
I would have done the same thing! I hate correcting people - I'll usually just sit there and nod, even when they are wrong!
Sherishutterbug93 on July 16th, 2003 09:02 am (UTC)
Me too... I just hate to cause others embarrassment. Too bad the opposite happened for this poor guy! It's a good thing he had a great sense of humor about the whole thing! :)