Filed under: Randomosity, Work with tags: cheerful antics, conversations, coworkers, musings
Occasionally, people at work will ask me how to (correctly!) pronounce my mom’s name. Only because different people will pronounce it differently, stressing either the first or last syllable. So today I got asked how to pronounce her name. And this is what happened:
D: Hey Michelle, what do you call your mom?
D: Well, I know that. But how do you pronounce her name?
M: [says mom’s name]
D: I knew it!
M: You’re kind of weird, you know that?
D: Damn it, just kind of?
And someone else asked me how to pronounce her name as well, but that conversation was a little less amusing, at least for the beginning. Work has been very slow lately. I’ve been testing new programs (which failed, by the way, overall as it crashed when I hit save in a specific table) and doing my regular old boring data entry work.
Oh, and then I was asked this:
A: So it is Me-chelle or Ma-chelle?
I polled my family. It’s a tie for the two (common) ways of pronouncing my name right now. So please tell me, do you pronounce the name ‘Michelle’ with ‘Me’ or ‘Ma’ for the first syllable?