For a while I stopped wearing my name badge at work cause it freaks me out when parents are like
“Tell Hannah what you want.”
I also jump a bit cause I forget I have a name badge on.
But, I got yelled at for not wearing it so I’ve been wearing it recently.
And today someone called the store and I picked up the phone and said,
“Hi, we’re making magic at chuck e cheese in east Hanover, this is Hannah. How may I help you?”
The person on the other line took a minute, cleared her throat a couple times, and had this deep voice and said,
“Hi Hannah……. I know you don’t recognize my voice over the phone….. But I see you all the time at chuck e cheese. May I speak to your manager?”
i have limited sympathy for people who get told “no” after a public proposal because public proposals are pretty much emotionally abusive
if you think it’s kinda cute, you can discuss it beforehand and then do a staged one later
but putting someone on the spot in front of a crowd of strangers (or worse, friends) and demanding they give you a yes or no answer to a complex question which will affect the rest of their life is
really not okay