Please Don't Call Me "Junior"
I have another idea though
The phone rang. It was the bank. I'd just spent two hours there opening my new corporate account.
"We can't open your corporate bank account," the lady said.
"Why not?" I asked.
Because it doesn't say "Jr." on it.
"So what? I don't really walk around having people call me 'Junior.'
"Yes, but that's your legal name."
"But I don't want to be called 'Junior.'"
"Well. I'm sorry Sir. For the purposes of this account, you have to go by 'Jr.'"
"Can you call me 'J.R.' instead?"
"Would you like us to call you 'J.R.'?"
"Yes, I'd like that better. Can you call me 'J.R. Ewing'?"
"Everybody, when Mr. Clune comes into the branch, call him 'J.R. Ewing' please!"
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