Me: May I ask your name please?
Caller: George Staucheck
Me: Ok, And may I ask you to spell that for me?
Caller: (annoyed) Staucheck?
Me: Yes Sir. I can think of 3 different ways to spell that off the top of my head, and I’d like to make sure I get it right.
Caller: Oh you want me to spell it? Z-d-a-w-c-z-y-k.
Me: And that would make 4. Ok, and no one else has EVER asked you to spell your name before? Am I being transported to BizarroWorld, where all previous known standards of spelling and pronunciation are being changed?
*Actual caller handled by me while working for an answering service. Names & Identifying information have been changed. Bolded text is what I DESIRED to say…*
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