I understand that I may not have the most popular spelling of my name, but whenever I communicate with other people I always make sure to spell their names correctly. I cannot comprehend why other people cannot make the effort to do the same for me.
It’s not hard. If we’re on facebook my name is right there in front of your stupid fucking face. Sometimes I actually go as far to wonder if people are purposely doing this to me to antagonize me. The place in which this phenomena makes my blood boil the most is in work emails. My name is in my email address and in my signature, and yet for some reason people cannot grasp the fact that my name is spelled E-R-I-K.
I don’t even know how to resolve this situation. I feel like it would be obnoxious to send somebody an email that says, “you have been misspelling my name for ten months.” But my only other option seems to be to continue allowing people to walk all over me. It sucks. Because I didn’t nip this problem in the bud, now my clients misspell my name too because my colleagues can’t seem to get it right. Argh.
Sometimes I feel like my only real option is to be passive aggressive and misspell everybody’s name who misspells mine. Oh what’s up Mice, you don’t like when I switch up the K in your name either? Well fuck you.