Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hi, My Name is Alyssa...

...not Angela or Abra or Elizabeth or any other name that starts with an A or ends with an -issa, my name is Alyssa. Seriously people, read before you type!!! This past week, TWICE it has happened where I send an email and the people responding email back totally got my name wrong.

Once, the lady emailed back with Angela on a contract. I politely emailed back saying, "Here are just a few things that need to be changed. 1. My name is Alyssa not Angela." How's that for not beating around the bush?

The second time, I posted on my sorority's website where it clearly states all three of my names (which all together is VERY loooong) and the girl replies back with "Abra..." Wow! Read!!!

With an unusual name like Alyssa (growing up, I was the only Alyssa I knew besides my namesake but nowadays Alyssa is popular with younger kids), I'm used to having my name spelled or pronounced incorrectly but the absolute WORST moment ever would have to be during my wedding ceremony.

There we are standing at the...rock. We didn't get married at a church and we actually stood on a rock. Anyways, gazing lovingly into each other eyes when the pastor (I might add MY pastor from growing up, not related at all to Matt), said something along the lines of, "Matthew and Elizabeth..." Kind of ruined the moment and grossed me out for a minute considering that is Matt's sister's name and I won't go into any further into any more about that. But yeah, it's on tape (err...DVD), I've watched it time and time again. Oh well, the important thing is he got our names right when it came time to get down to business.

I know Meredith is thinking I have no room to talk since I misspelled her name and I am very sorry. But it goes to show that its okay to slip up every now and again, its no big deal but when my name is staring you in the face-come on!

So friends, my name is Alyssa. I'm a non-smoking Pisces, who likes Mexican food and long walks on the beach.

6 comments :

Chelsea said...

People misspell my name ALL THE TIME. Chelsi Chelsey Chealsa Chealsea, Chelsy... UGh, gross.

At my wedding, the DJ annouced us as "Mr. and Mrs. (my maiden name)"... My husband was NOT pleased.

Sarah said...

You are not alone with the wedding thing. Our minister called me Susan. Cause you know, Sarah is pretty tough to remember. We laugh about it though.

Kristal said...

LOL. I like this post. :)

Cecilia said...

I feel your pain, girl. I have been Cecil, Celeste, Celia, Sicily. And let's not get into the six million different ways you can mis-spell my name. :o)

Meredith said...

LOL--I totally understand. And seriously, I don't mind the name mis-spellings...just don't EVER call me Marilyn, or I will flip shit! There is a story behind that, but that's for another time, lol!

fah said...

People mess up Faith all the time! I get called Stace a lot. Like short for Stacey. Because I'm 27 and I still like people to call me Stace. Riiiight....Fay or Faye happens more often than not especially in San Antonio where I give up and have Spanish speakers say Fey (Faith in Spanish). Oh and Starbucks almost always called me Paige. Cuz Paige and Faith are SO CLOSE! Oh and my boss calls me Grace all the time and my Father in law calls me Hope.