I am sick and tired of people (i.e. Germans) getting my name wrong. I know I have written about this topic before, but it needs to be said again.
1) I am a man and/or
2) Courtney is my last name.
“My name is Frau Martin, not Herr Courtney. My first name is Courtney, and my last name is Martin. Please make sure that the correct name is on the contract before I come in to sign it.”
das habe ich gerade bemerkt, als ich den Arbeitsvertrag in die Unterschriftsmappe legen wollte. Entschuldigen Sie bitte, das ich so unaufmerksam war.
[I just noticed that as I was placing the contract in the folder. Please excuse me for being so unobservant.]
To which I replied:
“Yeah, you were unobservant, and although my initial response may have not sounded so nice, you should be thankful that I didn’t go all Breaking Bad on you until you said my name correctly!”
Okay, okay. I didn’t really write that, but I wanted to.
Come on, Germans! Learn my name!
Are there any other expats out there with name troubles?