So. Lydia and Linda. Similar names, right? Yeah, I don’t think so, either, but some people see my name (like, on a name tag or doctor’s form or whatever) and think it’s Linda.
Today, a guy was asking me about coupons, and I told him I didn’t have any so he does the whole “Linda, honey, just listen” spiel from that little kid on Ellen, and says, “I bet you get that all the time.”
I didn’t have the heart to tell him my name is LYDIA. After all, he was trying to cheer me up.
And seriously, I sometimes feel like Mateo’s mom about coupons or returns or, well, any number of customer-related issues. (I’ll bet some customer’s feel that way about me, too, so…)