Honestly, is it very difficult to pronounce my surname ~ HWANG ( as in huang 黃 )? Cos i get very annoyed when people call me something else, especially when i've already corrected them.
Last week, an Indian lady from some hotel promotion department called :
Her : Hello, can i speak to Mr hwEEng? ( Malaysian with mat Salleh accent ;p )
Me : Sorry? Who? ( purposely )
Her : Mr HwEEng XX.
Me : It's Hwang. You are?
Her : Oh Mr HwEEng. I am calling from..bla bla bla.. Mr HwEEng, we will upgrade you...bla bla bla...So Mr HwEEng, are you interested to.....?
You say lah.. geram tak?
And there's this Malay lady lagi funny. I think she got cock-eyed or she doesn't know how to pronounce HWANG, so she pamdai-pandai 'sinka-ly' change the H to A... and call me Encik Awang... Encik Awang niii.. Encik Awang tuu..... Uhhh.. I felt like slapping her !!!
( One of my favorite song, from on of my favorite band )
Maybe i should play this song to them every time she pronounce wrongly..can?
What is your reaction when someone called your name wrongly?
And when they still call the same after you corrected them?
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