Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Fun in a Call Center: A Girl Named William

I got a call from a woman named William. I cannot imagine what would possess someone to name their girl William. Maybe the parents wanted a boy or the father really wanted to name the child after himself. I also cannot imagine the nightmare William goes through on a daily basis. Is there anyone out there who would look at the name William and not assume it's a man? Everything she does would be affected. She goes to the drugstore and they ask her if she's picking up medication for her husband. She gets married, and people protest, thinking it's a gay marriage. People filling out forms for her accidentally set her gender to "male." People call her on the phone, and they start out calling her "sir." That would wear you down so fast.

4 comments:

Monkey Migraine said...

Dear Sir,

What kind of moron would give their daughter a boy's name?

Signed,
George Foreman

Monkey Migraine said...

Dear Sir,

I don't know why people give their kids such weird names.

Signed,
Frank Zappa

Mauricem said...

Yeah, that would stink alright. That goes way beyond having to pronounce or spell your name all the time. No one would ever be expecting you for anything. Ever. Maybe she goes by her middle name?
Look up "Ima Hogg" in Wikipedia for a true really bad baby name BTW.

LOL @ Letters

Monkey Migraine said...

No she goes by William. And when she called and said her name, she added, "I know, it's a boy's name." And I had to conference her in to another department and they said, "Are you calling for your husband?" I had a taste of her daily life.