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'Why aren't people called numbers...morning 62, how are you 71?' blog discussion

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  • Nile
    Nile Posts: 14,931 Ambassador
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    A guy I used to know at work used to always say "Number one son" and "Number two son" when he talked to us about his family.................I never heard him use their real names when he was talking about them.:D

    I understand your frustration Martin. I'm usually pretty good at remembering people's names but there are limits.

    I've been at sporting events where dozens of players arrive to register before playing. Some of them look really hurt when I ask them 'please tell me your name'..............when I've known them for years.:o They just couldn't put themselves in my position, where I'm faced with a massive queue of people who I'm supposed to get everyone's name correct.:o

    I understand what it feels like for you. We all know you. You're that MoneySavingExpert bloke Martin Lewis who we've seen on the telly...................but how can you be expected to remember our names when you meet us?;)

    In your shoes, I would be upfront and honest with people...................and explain that I struggle to remember names. I'd say to them "Please don't be offended if I can't remember your name, I'm just as bad with some of with my family members":o:D
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  • Mozette
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    Call everyone darling, love, chick, sweetheart, etc and you're sorted.

    Some of the names I'm called, most things would be an improvement!
  • Owain_Moneysaver
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    Eric_Pisch wrote: »
    simon pears

    Close but no coconut; you forgot the miriam pertarquin VAT
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
  • Owain_Moneysaver
    Owain_Moneysaver Posts: 11,380 Forumite
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    Nile wrote: »
    I've been at sporting events where dozens of players arrive to register before playing. Some of them look really hurt when I ask them 'please tell me your name'..............when I've known them for years.:o

    "Remind me how you spell your surname":cool:

    "s-m-i-t-h"

    "Oh right, not with a y or an e then".:o
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
  • Sagz_2
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    Just wondered..................

    Would a short person be known as 148267.5?
    Some days you're the dog..... most days you're the tree! :D
  • cit_k
    cit_k Posts: 24,812 Forumite
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    We are referred to as numbers in many a computer database.
    [greenhighlight]but it matters when the most senior politician in the land is happy to use language and examples that are simply not true.
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    The impact of this is to stigmatise people on benefits,
    and we should be deeply worried about that
    [/redtitle](house of lords debate, talking about Cameron)
  • Eric_Pisch
    Eric_Pisch Posts: 8,720 Forumite
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    Close but no coconut; you forgot the miriam pertarquin VAT


    doh :mad: .
  • thebigbosh
    thebigbosh Posts: 298 Forumite
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    A lot of people in the Spanish speaking world are called 1 (Juan). hehehehe
    School is important, but Rugby is importanter.
  • thebigbosh
    thebigbosh Posts: 298 Forumite
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    And some famous folk:
    Johnny Five
    Seven of Nine
    Ben 10
    118

    Any others?
    School is important, but Rugby is importanter.
  • JimmyTheWig
    JimmyTheWig Posts: 12,199 Forumite
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    Just wondered..................

    Would a short person be known as 148267.5?
    I don't get it...
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