I have no clue if I"m in the right forum, I always try to make things easy for the admins, but something like “this” I’m just playing the guessing game.
I’m just curious why I introduce myself as _______<–insert formal name there
and dude or lady comes back calling me by the shortened version of my name or whatever is comfortable for them? Am I sane? Is it messed up to get upset at people for changing your name to whatever? Say “Thomas” to Tom or whatnot?
I’ll be in a conversation with somebody in a professional capacity and I’ll say something like “hello, my name is “Michael” and I’m here to set-up your servers in the back and make sure your network runs smoothly from all your systems” and I’ll get back “Hi “Mike” the server room is in that back on your left” at which point my inner dialogue wakes up in my head
“Really? I just told you what my name was, did I SAY my name was “MIKE”?”
but of course I say nothing. Because how predictable is it to have an anal computer tech in the room correcting people like "I prefer “Michael” to which they’re probably thinking, “gees, it’s the same name, what’s the big deal?”
The big deal is, I didn’t introduce myself that way, what makes you think you can just change my name to what you feel like? It’s even worse when it happens with my friends or family, mostly because with personal relationships one would think to care about what someone around them so often prefers to be called.
So ok, let me know… I’m more than prepared to be considered strange… I wondered if anyone else has my particular degree of brain damage? :rolleyes: