I think it’s common practice for Chinese employees working for American companies to use pseudo names. My colleague in China goes by Archer while his birth name is Wenliang. I suspect it’s common for other parts of the World as well (i.e. India – correct me if I’m wrong Deaver). Most Chinese people I’ve interacted with use fairly farmiliar American names but I came across one today that certainly won’t be cracking the Top 10 baby names list very soon: Jelly.
I started wondering what I might re-name myself. Blanket? No, Michael Jackson beat me to that name. Toaster, maybe? Seriously, I wouldn’t be able to control myself if I had to answer the phone. Or I can steal an idea from Daniel Tosh and name myself Thisishowcanihelpyou. Here’s how it would play out.
Me: This is Thisishowcanihelpyou how can I help you?
[Note: I’m guessing that went over like a fart in church. Listen to Daniel Tosh – True Stories I Made Up. Then It will be funny.]