Unexpected Benefits

Those of you who know me know that I go by my middle name instead of my first. This of course has been the source of unbelievable frustrations in my life in the constant explanation to just about everyone. Well I’ve discovered an unexpected benefit:
That’s right, the telemarketer. All of my legal paperwork is with my first name, not my middle. So when a mortgage company calls to offer me a fantastic rate to refinance they ask for me by first name. My response:

I’m sorry, he’s not in at the moment. Would you like to leave a message?

Works every time.