Address Me Correctly, Peasant

This has happened twice in about two weeks, and frankly it pisses me off.

Two people have called me Jerry.

At work, I use my proper name, which isn’t Jez, but if you ever watched Peep Show, you can work it out.

So here’s the deal: friends call me Jez, family call me Jem, people I come into contact with on a professional basis, who are neither friends nor family, call me by my actual name. Because that’s what I tell them my name is.

I let the first one slide, because it was a phone call and I couldn’t rule out that the person on the other end of the phone hadn’t misheard me.

But the second time was replying to an email I had sent – which had my name in it. And yet they still thought it appropriate to respond with the opening line “Hi Jerry”.

Never have I felt more affinity with The Ting Tings:

The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

More soon.