A co-worker walked by me and said, "Hi Todd!" I said hi in return but I didn't call her by name because I didn't know her name.
WHO WON AND WHO LOST?
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Pop culture and some news put through a filter of optimistic cynicism. Also, lots of vanity. And seemingly a great deal about children. More than some might expect. Written by John Moe
"Hi Jerry" would have given you the upper hand.
This could be bad for "Real Todd" though...
Well, of course he called you Todd. All of us (your co-workers of a certain age) want to call you Todd, John. Years ago, and I mean years, because this is public radio, we had a newscaster called Todd Moe. He moved to New England about a decade ago, but everyone with the last name of Moe must be called Todd. He is a great guy. You should feel complimented. I would. No one EVER calls me Todd.
Good question. It's not like you can take it too personally since you forgot her name, too.
I had a similar dilemma with a small-ish child. 6 year old greeted me by the wrong name. He then told me all about how I came to his bday party, etc. so he clearly knew who I am. I think b/c I'm a teacher and a witch I corrected him. Was that mean?
Generally, when people share greetings, everyone wins.. unless the greeting is accompanied by an insulting nickname, I suppose.
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