I apologize in advance for the thousands of telephone conversations you will have in your lifetime that will go very similarly to the one I had with the doctor’s office this morning.
Receptionist: Hello, Dr. _____’s office.
Me: Hi, I’d like to make an appointment for my baby please.
Receptionist: Okay, what’s the name?
Me: Adlai Dwight.
Me: Adlai. Dwight.
Receptionist: What’s the surname?
Me: Dwight. D-w-i-g-h-t.
Receptionist: Oh, right, that’s the first name. What’s the surname?
Me: No, that’s the surname.
Receptionist: Oh, okay. What’s the first name?
Me (banging head on kitchen table): Adlai. A-d-l…