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    Secret identities of Ross-Tech employees?

    Inspired by a customer email, here's some great misheard/mis-interpreted names we've been assigned. First of all, here is the list of our real names:

    http://www.ross-tech.com/about.html

    Dana seems to get a lot of:
    Donna (this is her tongue in cheek not so pleasant alter ego since she's very nice in real life)
    Dayan/Diana: The recent quote: "* P.S. the lady I spoke with said her name is Dayan(so maybe Diana(like English princess that had an affair with arab guy(prince Harry does not look like Charles at all,and does not behave as one either )"

    Santos has been called:
    Sanchez ... more than once
    Sancho

    Uwe has been called several different names, each of which he despises ... top being name for female sheep.
    Oy-Vey - my personal favorite

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    The most common wrong name I get for me is Chuck.
    Jef
    Ross Tech Support Team, Alpha Squad
    Auto-Scan, learn it, love it, live it... then check the fuses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Dana seems to get a lot of:
    Not exactly on point, but I stopped myself from replying to this thread where Dana was referring someone to Zol at Hex Diagnostics a couple days ago...


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    Hmm, looks familliar?
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    My name, is not Steve or Pete or Pedro.....

    It is simply Peter, you know like Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, or Simōn son of Jonah


    I am definitely not Ghost Buster Peter Venkman, Ph.D who trying to hook up with Zuul, the possessed Dana,
    how ever people do call me Doc, Doctor Peter or drpeter...

    My Secret identity is █████████████████.

    If you call, I may tell you a ██████████ story.







    drpeter

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    oooh I know what that last redacted block is

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    I've seen some funny stuff reading Chinese documentation on telephone equipment in my work, misinterpretation of names is probably even easier mistake to make with (at times at least) impossible Icelandic names. But one of the best ones I've seen was in reply to an email that started with the words: 'Dear Mr. Regards ... '
    Erlingur Bjarnason
    ozeki @internet.is

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    Another one, a guy called Dana "Nadine". I picture:


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    Today I happened to think of an old goof-up with a client, probably ten years ago now...

    So I'm in a meeting with the customer service managers of a Maryland area regional bank, discussing some upgrades and tweaks to their incoming call center. Long time client, great people. In walks their Director of IT to join our meeting. I've met him before, but our paths hadn't crossed that often, and I was scraping my memory banks desperately to come up with the gentleman's name. He was on the short side, thin, late 50s/early 60s, sparse curly white hair. I knew it was four letters... and I knew it started with "Y". It was on the tip of my tongue just dying to come out, for a minute or two of conversation.

    Then it finally comes to me, and I triumphantly address him by name: "Yoda".

    There's a moment's pause in the meeting, during which his actual name "Yale" also comes to me. Then the whole room bursts out in laughter, including Yale. Everyone but me, I'm sitting there mortified. But, as I said, they're great people. They thought it was hysterical. It was a few days before I lived that one down.

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyoung8607 View Post
    Today I happened to think of an old goof-up with a client, probably ten years ago now...

    So I'm in a meeting with the customer service managers of a Maryland area regional bank, discussing some upgrades and tweaks to their incoming call center. Long time client, great people. In walks their Director of IT to join our meeting. I've met him before, but our paths hadn't crossed that often, and I was scraping my memory banks desperately to come up with the gentleman's name. He was really short, practically bald, and green. I knew it was four letters... and I knew it started with "Y". It was on the tip of my tongue just dying to come out, for a minute or two of conversation.

    Then it finally comes to me, and I triumphantly address him by name: "Yoda".

    There's a moment's pause in the meeting, during which his actual name "Yale" also comes to me. Then the whole room bursts out in laughter, including Yale. Everyone but me, I'm sitting there mortified. But, as I said, they're great people. They thought it was hysterical. It was a few days before I lived that one down.

    Jason
    Fixed that for you!

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