- 25 Oct 2009
Don't worry, Rhino/Ian, I realised your comment was tongue-in-cheek - I just wanted to explain because I didn't want the original poster to have mistakenly thought I was offended by his choice of username!I was being slightly tongue in cheek - can't help myself at times.
I am referred to by various contractions of my user name - there's history with the real name, as I was named Michael Ian, then my parents decided that they wanted to call me Ian. Explaining all that at school to every teacher, every year at the beginning of term left me scarred for life so I personally don't give a Castlemaine XXXX about what people call me
.......... and after 48 years in the construction industry, they've called me quite a few names ...........
I know just what you mean about name confusion, my late Dad was only ever known by his middle name - I don't think I ever heard ANYONE use his first name.....