This morning on my way into work, the folks on Sirius Pop (channel 1) was discussing names….and being called by one name by co-workers/bosses/etc and if you correct them or not. A few folks called in. The funniest was a woman who was a transcriptionist at a hospital. And she was sick and the doctor she works with every day had called her Michelle. And since she was sick, she couldn’t hear well and didn’t realize till about 2 weeks later that he was still calling her Michelle. And she wanted to know what she should do…because her name is Denise. Ha ha!
So, for myself, I’ve always been Melissa. During college, I had almost every class with one of my best friends – Michele – and often our teachers would call on us by the wrong name. But no biggie, since we were sitting right next to each other….and Michelle and Melissa are sort of similar…
But, it’s been years since then and I still am called Michelle by new hires, or managers for my work. I just correct them quickly.
But, the real funny one is what my boss calls me. I should back up. Out of all my friends, Michele is the only one (and her husband) that has called me Mel. Well, that I APPROVE to call me Mel. I hate that name. It sounds like a guy’s name. But I let them. Cuz I love them. And since then, a few other friends have called me that. But my boss calls me Mel. And I would always correct him. Then he still emails me as “Mel” Then he shortened it to M. Um, really? Now I only get ONE letter? His wife started doing it too. Then our HR Director. Then our president.
That one is just a losing battle. But please, everyone, My name is Melissa :o)
Does anyone call you by the wrong name? What do you do?