And Quit Calling Me Shirley

  So I mentioned last week that I have a little holiday job. Well when I started working that job 3 years ago, there were 2 other people in the office with the same name as mine. Since it is a small office and the people calling into customer service needed to be able to ask for us by name, 2 of us had to take on an alias. To be funny, I became Britney. As an ode to Miss Spears. Who at that time was still a Miss and had a full head of hair. Ah, memories.

Anywho, for 8 hours a day a few days a week, I answer to Britney. Until last week. When some lady at Home Depot had a whole conversation with me and continually called me Brit. And I found myself highly offended. And getting more so as the phone call went on. 

I was reminded of an episode of Seinfeld when a coworker keeps calling Elaine Susie and so she starts answering to it.

ELAINE: Can you believe this woman?

JERRY: The nerve. Talkin’ about ya behind your back–and right to your face!

ELAINE: No. “Suze!” I mean, “Susie!” “Suzanne!” “Suzanna.” Fine! But there is no, way,I’m gonna be a Suze.

So it’s Britney lady. Not Brit. Seriously, I don’t even know this woman, what makes her think she can call me Brit. I bet Ms. Spears doesn’t have to deal with this crap.


  1. Miss Spears if ya nasty!!!

  2. Heather H says:

    David and I secretly love Britney Spears…

    In other news… Did you see the video of Britney performing in London? (You can watch it on people.com) Pretty impressive. I think she may have a chance at coming back…

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  3. Suze, Shirley, Brit, whatever your name is today—-that is seriously the funniest post I have EVER read.

  4. I love a good Seinfeld reference. I do remember that. Didn’t Suzie have a funeral?

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  5. HeatherY says:

    That is hilarious!!!

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  6. That is FUNNY! Good times. At least she didn’t call you “Ney”.

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  7. I actually prefer that people call me Brit, but my name is Britni so I’m used to it. When my husband uses my full name, it actually worries me.

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  8. You are “shirley” one funny lady!

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  9. As you can guess, I’m way, WAY behind on blogging. This post cracked me up. Nothing bugs me more than people deciding they can call you a nickname when you’re not even aquaintances, much less friends!

    I worked for Royal Caribbean Cruises as a reservations agent one summer. Everyone had to have a phone name. The one I chose was Reagan. You would not believe the people that commented on how strange my name was. HELLO??? It COULD have been my real name! Honestly!

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  10. Don’t let Peterman have his way with you Brit…

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  11. I love that movie (Airplane)!

    That’s pretty funny — what’s the other girls alias?

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