'Cause they'll chew you up, take your whole bankroll.
We get outta here, get some coffee, ride over to that soft seat in Queens.
They want to westernize someone’s name because her actual name isn’t “pretty” or “feminine” enough for them? That’s not an option, they’re being offensive and racist, and you need to require them to behave respectfully and not like the giant assholes they’re currently being.
Talk with each of the offenders individually and say this: “We’ve talked about this before and I erred in not being clear enough — Parvati’s name isn’t Polly; it’s Parvati.
This is our Hall Of Shame, here we have a special place for those that would lie about Military service, or embellish their Military Record.
The general consensus is that it’s “prettier” or that her name “isn’t very feminine.” When asked directly, she finds it difficult to be rude, so will only say that she prefers her full name.
We were chatting about my (slightly unusual) name one day, and she expressed that she hates the nickname, wishes people would just use her real name, and that she’s never felt confident asking people to do so.
I offered, as her manager, to handle this for her, and she agreed, stating that she’d be grateful.
This reminds me of last week’s letter from the manager whose employee was harassing a coworker about her prosthetic limb.
That manager needed to use her authority to put a stop to something offensive, and so do you.
You don’t need to talk anyone into behaving respectfully; you need to tell them that it’s not optional.