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i hate it when people who should know better (for example, people who can read my name on Linked In), send me an email that's says "Hi, Patti". 

It's Patty with a Y you nimrod. Not an "i" or god-forbid an "ie". And it's RIGHT THERE ON THE PAGE YOU MORON! 

This is from someone who wants me to refer them for a job. 

How about this you idiot. Spelled N-O. 

(not, that I have anything against the Patty with an 'i" variety. I just hate when people don't spell MY name right. 

I'm in such a pissy mood today. This felt more appropriate for LJ than Vox. 



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Mar. 6th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
I bet I get it the opposite way about ten times more often than you do, since Patty is the more common spelling. I get Pattie from time to time as well.

My standard comeback is to respond with a clear misspelling of their name. "Dear Larri: thank you for asking..." Most of the time they get it, but sometimes that goes right over their heads.

Mar. 7th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
I am sooo going to do the retaliatory misspelling next time.
Mar. 7th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
...then Patti with a heart instead of a dot above the "i" is right out?

Darn, and you sooo seemed like a Patti<3

Mar. 7th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
Re: So...
+1 to what Winny said
Mar. 7th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
Re: So...
You and Winnie can call me Patsy!
Mar. 7th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
I get that to an extent, too. I am Denise if you are using my full name and D if you are using the name I mostly go by with friends. Not Dee. I SIGNED IT LIKE THAT RIGHT THERE IN THE EMAIL YOU ARE REPLYING TO.
Mar. 7th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
You think that's bad? My own father misspelled my name in concrete outside of my parents' home. He had been filling concrete out by the sidewalk, and thought it would be nice to add the handprints of my sister and me. (It was a really nice thought, I have to say.) Now it's misspelled forever!
Mar. 7th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
oh yikes! that IS bad.
Mar. 8th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
i can totally relate
"i hate it when people who should know better (for example, people who can read my name.....And it's RIGHT THERE ON THE PAGE YOU MORON!"

At least you spell my name correctly now :)

My name was wrong on my electric bill - even though I spelled it out for them letter by letter over the phone. When I emailed them about it, they fixed the spelling of my last name, but my first name is still wrong on every bill. Does that exempt me from having to pay for it? *g*
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:00 am (UTC)
Re: i can totally relate
"At least you spell my name correctly now :)"

I know I know...I felt really bad when that was pointed out to me...she slumps away sheepishly.
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