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Notice the trigger that got me throwing thngs around the office?

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I apologize for misspelling your name; however, please advise if you would like the below credit of $xxx applied to open invoices, if so, please list the invoice numbers or would you like a refund.

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From: Avri Klemer
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 2:00 PM
To: [some dumbass]
Subject: RE: Acct xxx

Please send a refund check.

It is a little offputting to have you continually mispell my name when it is both in my email address, and my footer . . .

Avri Klemer


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From: [some dumbass]
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 1:56 PM
To: 'avri@xxx.org
Subject: Surprise Lake Acct 5-00924489


Hello Avery,

We received your ck# xxx, in the amount of $xxx. We are not able to apply $xxx of this payment, it appears invoice# xxx was duplicate paid. Please advise if you would like to apply this credit to open invoices or request a refund check.

Thank You and have a great day.


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Look on the bright side; although they can't spell your name or notice that you asked for a refund, they did at least notice the duplicate payment in the first place.
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col_w wrote:
Look on the bright side; although they can't spell your name or notice that you asked for a refund, they did at least notice the duplicate payment in the first place.



Keep that glass half full, Averee, and you will be fine.





Okay, that was wrong. I do that to a friend of mine at work. His name is Neal and he complained about misspellings. So, I address him as Kneel, Neel, Neele, Neale, etc., in emails.

Yeah, I'm a dick.
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If they're giving me money, they can spell my name any way they want. I can always countersign the check to my real name. It's money: it's golden, Auri!

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(We're not helping, are we?)
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Gerry and Wilt can both bite me hard . . .
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nycavri wrote:
Gerry and Wilt can both bite me hard . . .

Me: "Hey, they have Buffy [buffalo] burgers here!"
Friend: "What do you think Sarah Michelle Gellar would say?"*
Me: "Bite me!"

(*SMG is known, at least in urban legend, as decking someone who startled here, due to her very real martial arts training. Gellar is a taekwondo black belt.)
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quit bitchin avery
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riddlen wrote:
quit bitchin avery


Quit running for President, Mitt . . .

Whoooooosh . . . RSP.
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Love your labels!


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You're not the only one with difficult to spell names, Mr. Clemer. I have to spell my last name one letter at a time or they still won't get it.

M, write that down... ok, now O.... W.... R.... write that down.... E.... R. Good!
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It's okay. Jeff and I went to a barbecue restaurant in Knoxville once.

Cashier: What do you want to drink?
Jeff: Two medium sweet teas.
Cashier: Two medium what?
Jeff: Sweet tea.
Cashier (irritated): What size!?

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amwiles wrote:

It's okay. Jeff and I went to a barbecue restaurant in Knoxville once.

Cashier: What do you want to drink?
Jeff: Two medium sweet teas.
Cashier: Two medium what?
Jeff: Sweet tea.
Cashier (irritated): What size!?

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Have I told you my California Tea story. After ordering tea and getting hot tea, I ordered tea and got sweet tea.

"Uh, this tea has fruit in it."
"Yes, our tea has 3 fruits in it. Strawberries, etc etc."
"Can I get tea without fruit in it?"
"Oh. Yes." (Fetches fruitless tea).
"This tea has fruit in it."
"Yes, but only mangoes."
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Shoot, this misspelling is one thing.

The mispronunciations are another.

Dunne. Pretty simple last name. Except for that "e". It's a killer! I have had my name pronounced Dunneeeee, Doo-neigh, Doon-wah (may favorite!) Dun-A.

Blows my mind.
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You'd think that "Wiles" would be easy. You'd think that. It's not Willis. I thought that marrying into Wiles would make my last name problems go away (my maiden name is German). shake

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amwiles wrote:

It's not Willis.


What you talkin' about?
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I'm actually shocked that noone picked up on my misspelling of misspell . . .

And that there are none of those rabid "anti top posting" types in Chit Chat . . .
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nycavri wrote:
I'm actually shocked that noone picked up on my misspelling of misspell . . .

And that there are none of those rabid "anti top posting" types in Chit Chat . . .
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amwiles wrote:

...(my maiden name is German). shake



Did people spell it with a J?



BTW, my last name has two capital letters AND punctuation in it. People and government agencies have problems with that.
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scribidinus wrote:
amwiles wrote:

...(my maiden name is German). shake



Did people spell it with a J?



BTW, my last name has two capital letters AND punctuation in it. People and government agencies have problems with that.


No, but it had a "dt" in it. People would either pronounce both letters or they'd leave the d out while spelling. Or they would think the first half of my last name was actually my first name (if they heard it).

Edit: It wasn't actually the word "German." It was from Germany.
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amwiles wrote:
scribidinus wrote:
amwiles wrote:

...(my maiden name is German). shake



Did people spell it with a J?



BTW, my last name has two capital letters AND punctuation in it. People and government agencies have problems with that.


No, but it had a "dt" in it. People would either pronounce both letters or they'd leave the d out while spelling. Or they would think the first half of my last name was actually my first name (if they heard it).

Edit: It wasn't actually the word "German." It was from Germany.


Did you have a hardt to hardt talk with these people?
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LOL!

Because N is a difficult letter to enunciate clearly and often confused with M, my family has taken up the habit of spelling our name out for people like this, "N as in North, E, L, L, I, S." (Spells: Nellis)

Occasionally, we'd get someone who would read it back as "Northellis", but they were the rare idiots. However, for whatever reason, if we didn't do the "N as in North" spiel, we would frequently get mail addressed to "Miller".

Fast forward to when my wife and I had just gotten married. She had been making fun of me for saying, "N as in North" every time I had to give my name over the phone. To humor her I left it off. 2 weeks later, I got the letter. It was addressed to "Miller".

Sweet, sweet vindication on my odd ways.
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JUST 'eat' "half-a-box" of *Special* "K"~'strawberries'! and you'll "B"~'venting' in DO NOT WANT TIME! gulpcoal
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This seems like the proper place to retell this TRUE STORY. My last name is O'Haver. A number of years ago I went to a fish place and ordered a sandwich to go. The young lady behind the counter asked my name and I said, "O'Haver." She wrote down the O and just stared at me. I spelled it out as she wrote it down, O H A V (making a vee with my fingers) E R." I decided to skip the punctuation for a simple carry out order.

Despite the fact I had pronounced it once, she looked at me and said it as though it were, "o-WAH-vur." Before I could correct her, one of her coworkers came up and said, "Oh. He's Irish. You have to put a hypotenuse in it."

I told this story to one of my coworkers and got a blank look. I asked, "You do know how to spell my name, right?" She replied, " O hyphen H..."
"Ah, no."



Also about the same time, pre-cell phones, I considered changing my name to John John O'John and having myself paged in hotels by breathy voiced female desk clerks just to hear, "John John Oh John, please pick up the white courtesy phone."
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I only thought you needed the hypotenuse if you were looking for the square of someone's name.
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