The funny part of all this is that this isn’t the first time I’ve been called “Phyllis.”
So instead of using my phone, I have to order in person like a shnook. But what this means is that instead of printing my name out on a sticker, someone has to write it down by hand.
Found another example of my name misspelled, from over the weekend. The funny thing is that for very long while now, I’ve been ordering JJ’s exclusively via their mobile app. And for each sandwich that I have saved, I have the name of the person added as well.
Spotted this on the way to work, yesterday. I saw the van go by at an intersection, but got stopped at the following light. Got close enough to snap a photo.
I love that someone at HQ sent this to Chicago, completely omitting my first name in the process. I also love that someone in Chicago saw what was going on, and added their own little note to the process.
It’s nice to change things up, since most of my name mixup photos involve Starbucks coffee.
Well things were off to a wobbly start, but a quick course correction and the barista nailed the landing!
Just when I think I’ve encountered all the permutations of my name, I see a new one that surprises me.
I love how there are so many different ways to hear my name. I’ve taken greater pains to ensure I’m pronouncing my name clearly, but… still room for interpretation.
And at least, they’re consistent about the error. It was sweet though, as the woman who served me remembered me from the previous day (above). And said that I was the guy with “the funny card.”
Hard to know if this variation is closer to my actual name or not. Despite the squiggles at the beginning and end, I think this was written out in one motion – so they heard my name as “Flexis.” Which technically has all the proper letters of my name, just slightly out of order. And with an extra “S” thrown in for free.
It’s funny – a friend mentioned that I see to have regular trouble with my name like this, but also that I seem to be the one constant in every single scenario. So it’s very likely my own pronunciation or diction causing this.
I don’t have as many reflections on accuracy and understanding as the last time. I just found this version kind if silly and funny. I didn’t notice it until hours later, but it seems that whoever wrote my name down tried to dot the “h.” Hysterical.
This morning, I decided to splurge a little bit and went to Starbucks for a coffee. Since I ordered a latte, they asked me for my name. On arriving back at my desk, I noticed they had gotten my name wrong. Swing and a miss, folks.