I have had the same personal email name for close to 13 years. Oh, the extention changes with services like hotmail, yahoo, and finally gmail, but the "root name"?It's always been the same.
But after yesterday, I'm seriously thinking of changing it.
I called a major hotel chain in Baton Rouge because we have a business trip planned for the end of July and this time we are going to take our kids.
I stated to the reservations guy that this was a business trip and I'd like our corporate rate, along with two beds, because we'd have guests in the room with us. (I didn't bother to tell him it was going to be our kids)We chatted briefly about the attractions close by while he checked on our rates and when he was finished, he asked if I wanted an email confirmation.
Without thinking, I said "sure!" and launched into telling him my personal email address. There was complete silence on the other end of the phone. In fact, I thought I'd lost him entirely.
"Hello? Are you still there?" I asked.
"Um...yes. I'm sorry. I'm emailing your confirmation to C-A-L-L-G-I-R-L..."
Immediately I understood the problem. He'd misheard me and I busted out laughing because I could just imagine him sitting there booking a room for two nights on 'official government business" where there would be guests and sending the email to 'callgirl___".
When I was able to catch my breath, I shared with him that my email was NOT callgirl...it was TALLgirl. We shared another laugh as he disclosed the fact that he was trying to figure out how to get his name off of that reservation before closing it out.
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