“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

My brush with royalty
Friday, April 17, 2009

Okay, so I have finally found a silver lining to having all those phone-bank jobs shipped over to India and elsewhere.

I recently called to order a replacement cord for my Dell laptop (Just how many phone/computer chargers get left behind in hotel rooms these days?), and I was soon talking with a nice woman with an accent somewhere in eastern Asia. She was very scripted and professional, and she kept calling me SIR ADRIAN!! (Adrian's my full first name and the name on my credit card and business transactions).

"Yes, Sir Adrian," she said. "Now, allow me to tell you of some other very good deals we have today, Sir Adrian."

It was so much cooler than the normal "Mr. Hudler."

Yep: From now on, it's Sir Adrian.