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...but twe doesn't work here... - Elizabeth Unexplained
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...but twe doesn't work here...
So I got into work this morning, and there was twe's name in my inbox. It was a little odd to be getting mail from her at my work account, but it happens. Alas, my hopes of Hydra mail were quickly dashed, as the subject line showed it to be an "out of office" email. That would fit with the fact that her first name was in its official long form. But wait, I don't think I have twe's work email, so how did I send her email in order to generate the out-of-office thingy. Then I open the email and discover its internal. Huh? After being terribly confused for a moment or two my Monday morning brain finally figures out that this is an email from someone in our (l)user support group who happens to have the very same name. Now I am doomed to be confused whenever I see email from this person.

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twe From: twe Date: October 10th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
dcltdw From: dcltdw Date: October 11th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Given that we live in Boston, I'm surprised this hasn't come up more.
countertorque From: countertorque Date: October 12th, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
There were 17 twe's in the Boston area, the last time I checked, if I remember correctly. And that probably wasn't including twe actual, as she had herself unlisted.
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: October 13th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure there are probably more that aren't listed.

One of the major advantages of my maiden name is that I could list myself just by first initial and last name and still be sure that all my friends would know it was me if they had to look my up in the directory.

Of course this is one of the things that contributed to my confusion. Having grown up with an extremely rare last name I forget that other people aren't similarly blessed. I mean I realize that twe probably doesn't get people emailing her from Australia say "Hey, cool, we have the same last name," but I wasn't really prepared for the likelyhood of seeing another person of the same name. I can guarentee that you won't find another greyautumnrain in this country.
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