Security Guard

Mike D: “Hi, I’m here to sign in.”
Guard: “what’s your last name?”
Mike D: “DiDonato. That’s D – i – D -…”
Guard: “wait what? Hold on. How do you spell it?”
Mike D: “D – i – D…”
Guard: “D”
Mike D: “D – i – D…”
Guard: “D – i – Z?”
Mike D: “D as in Dog”
Guard: “okay. D – i – D. then what?”
Mike D: “O – N -”
Guard: “O – M”
Mike D: “Nnnnnn”
Guard: “O – N”
Mike D: “A – T – O. DiDonato.”
Guard: “A – C – O. DiDonaco.”
Mike D: “yup. perfect.”

7 thoughts on “Security Guard

  • 11/7/2008 at 1:26 pm

    Wow. Especially wow since your name is pretty much spelled phonetically. He should run for vice president in a few years.

  • 11/7/2008 at 4:06 pm

    OOOOOHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! Thats how you spell it…..I thought it was spelled F A T.

  • 11/7/2008 at 4:34 pm

    I totally have that same experience on a semi-daily basis. I’ve come up with a catchy little sing-song (so dorky, I recognize this) to spell it out because I’ve had to do it my whole life. The incorrect spelling of my last name reaches even crazier proportions when the parents of my students write me emails/notes. Even tho my last name is my email address, they manage to misspell it in the greeting. Really?? (And, to top it off, it is ALWAYS misspelled in such a way as to make me related to Peter Frampton!)

  • 11/7/2008 at 7:21 pm

    Delta Indigo Delta Oscar November Alpha Tango Charlie Oscar

  • 11/7/2008 at 7:22 pm

    Actually, on the subject of misspelt names, I woke up in hospital after my operation a few years ago with my name written above my bed as “Ronald”. Right letters, wrong order.

  • 11/10/2008 at 4:37 pm

    i think you should have cards to hand out just in case of these scenarios. it should read

    Mike DiDonato
    Captain Awesome

  • 11/10/2008 at 9:44 pm

    That’s wierd, I had a very different experience with the security guard today –

    Me: Hi, I’m Sander Van Twisk
    Guard: V-A-N…
    Me: right…
    Guard: F-A-T-S-O?
    Me: perfect – I’ll check out when we leave…
    Guard: Don’t take the bridge – 5 ton weight limit!


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