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: