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.

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6 thoughts on “Address Me Correctly, Peasant”

  1. My other half can relate to this (and gets intensely annoyed by it!) so you have my sympathy. He always introduces himself by and uses in email, letter, etc. the shortened version of his name, never ever the full original, and yet all the time people still take it upon themselves to lengthen it to that. Why?! (Mind you I do suggest to him that maybe he could just relax and let it go…)

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