Failed The Name Game

| Working | January 6, 2015

(I work in a clothing outlet store, where we regularly get department reps in to check on their stock. My manager is German and she goes by a shortened version of her name.)

Representative: “Hi, could you tell me where [Manager’s Full Name] is?”

Coworker: “That name doesn’t ring a bell; is it a person or a department?”

Representative: “It should be a person.”

Coworker: “Hey, [My Name], do you know who [Manager’s Full Name] is?”

Me: *laughing* “Yeah, it’s [Manager].”

Coworker: “Well that’s not a very German name!”

Me: “She’s married to a Brit.”

Coworker: *to rep* “So, yeah, it’s my manager that you’re looking for.”

Representative: “I won’t tell her that you didn’t know who she was.”

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