hi, my names Pete and you are? Pete, oh good.
September 13, 2005 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Pete, we need you.
posted by 13twelve (24 comments total)

 
An unnecessary gathering of people called Peter!

Agreed.
posted by rockabilly_pete at 9:28 AM on September 13, 2005


I would go, but a plane ticket to the UK isnt worth meeting a bunch of people trying to be me.
posted by pwally at 9:30 AM on September 13, 2005


And anyhow, didn't Daves get there first..?
posted by benzo8 at 9:31 AM on September 13, 2005


Reminds me of the documentary "The Sweetest Sound": Alan Berliner is a lawyer in Columbus, Ohio. Alan Berliner is a social worker in Seattle, Washington. Alan Berliner is a celebrity photographer in Los Angeles, California. Tired of being mistaken for these people and anyone else who might share his name, Alan Berliner, the filmmaker from New York -- not to be confused with Belgian filmmaker Alain Berliner -- decides to rid himself of the dreaded Same Name Syndrome. His solution: invite all the Alan Berliners in the world over to his house for dinner.
posted by billysumday at 9:36 AM on September 13, 2005


That's a lot of Estonians, all in a row. I won't be signing up, despite my qualifications, because it sounds crap.
posted by biffa at 9:41 AM on September 13, 2005


Oh for Pete's sake.
posted by OmieWise at 9:57 AM on September 13, 2005


To be perfectly frank, if you call ME Pete I'll think you're a dick.

It's Peter, thankyouverymuch.

(and "Petey" will cost you your teeth. Unless you're my sister, then it's O.K.)
posted by Floydd at 10:04 AM on September 13, 2005


Have any of you other Pete/Peters found it easier to keep the long from as you get older. I've always introduced myself as Peter but for most of my life it's been cut to Pete (which doesn't really bother me - it took me years to even notice). Since moving in more professional circles, from my late 20s on people have took to actually calling me Peter after I introduce myself as such. What's your experience?
posted by biffa at 10:08 AM on September 13, 2005


Don't forget Pete and his brother Pete.
posted by I Foody at 10:12 AM on September 13, 2005


I usually introduce myself as "Peter," especially in professional settings and to people significantly older than myself. Most of my friends choose pete though, so I'll sometimes introduce myself as such in social introductions (although I rarely consciously notice which one people actually use).
posted by p3t3 at 10:16 AM on September 13, 2005


Pete was definately what everyone called me in school. I really prefer Peter, and everyone close to me uses that. I had an aquaintance who insisted everyone call him Thomas rather than Tom, which is the only other time I've run in to such a thing.
posted by prostyle at 10:17 AM on September 13, 2005


Remember, being Peter gives you the strength & fury of seven angry monkeys... use your power wisely.
posted by ubi at 10:22 AM on September 13, 2005


Pete and Pete was the best show ever!

There I said it, now let me go get this president out of my nose.
posted by cyphill at 10:27 AM on September 13, 2005


I've always preferred Peter, but I will allow a few people to call me Pete, either because they're close or I like them and they're too dense to figure it out. There's one woman whom I dislike who continues to call me Pete even after numerous corrections. Her name is Katherine.
I call her Kitty.

And anyone can call me Floyd.
posted by Floydd at 11:05 AM on September 13, 2005


I've always preferred Pete, b/c only my close friends use it. I introduce myself as Peter, and it seems to stick for a while.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:51 AM on September 13, 2005


Yes?
posted by petebest at 12:16 PM on September 13, 2005


To be perfectly frank, if you call ME Pete I'll think you're a dick.

To be perfectly frank, if you call ME Peter I'll think you're a dick.

It's Peter, thankyouverymuch.

It's Pete, thankyouverymuch.

(and "Petey" will cost you your teeth. Unless you're my sister, then it's O.K.)

I'm not really violent and I don't have a sister. The only people who call me "Petey" are big-haired Marisa Tomei-ish South Philly babes at work who are doing it an un-ironic sense since they probably have a male relative named "Petey."

I always introduce myself as Pete. Some folks start Peter-ing me right away, as if they are giving me a promotion or something. My friend's pretentious social climbing sister was introducing me around at a party with a sort of faux British accent as "Pee-tah." I guess I qualify as an older Pete since I'm 44 but I'll be Pete 'till I die. I don't think it is any less professional.

I had an acquaintance who insisted everyone call him Thomas rather than Tom, which is the only other time I've run in to such a thing.

I have no problem at all with this and I don't think it is very uncommon. I'll call you whatever you introduce yourself as. My brother, the Fat Guy goes by Rob or Robert. He was working through a customer service problem with a car dealership and the guy was Bob-ing him all over the place. That's just wrong.

So yeah, Pete and Repeat were walking down the street, Pete sat on a hot stove, Pete Rose. "How's your Peter built?"
posted by fixedgear at 12:47 PM on September 13, 2005


Did you hear the story about the Anglican churchman who would not baptize the twins as Pete and Repete?
posted by Cranberry at 12:51 PM on September 13, 2005


I introduce myself as Peter. I think it's the best name there ever was or will ever be. Complete perfection. A one word poem. Five exquisitely balanced letters, 3 consonants and 1 vowel repeated twice. Held by the superstructure of a "t" rising up as if the central mast of an HMS Manowar gliding over oceans deep, elegant curlicued "e"'s like baroque symmetrical golden Horns O Plenty. A towering windswept "P" as proud as a flag declaring honorable intentions and a noble handsome "r" sealing thse intentions witha a gentle rakish salty kiss...
posted by Skygazer at 1:36 PM on September 13, 2005


I enjoy the fact that both my first AND last names are euphemisms for "Penis."

So nice, they named it twice.

(Skygazer wins.)
posted by Floydd at 1:49 PM on September 13, 2005


fixedgear: He was working through a customer service problem with a car dealership and the guy was Bob-ing him all over the place. That's just wrong.

I totally hate it when people call me Bob.
posted by Skygazer at 1:56 PM on September 13, 2005


fixedgear: He was working through a customer service problem with a car dealership and the guy was Bob-ing him all over the place. That's just wrong.

I totally hate it when people call me Bob.
posted by Skygazer at 1:58 PM on September 13, 2005


i feel left out.
this is discrimination!
posted by es_de_bah at 3:14 PM on September 13, 2005


His solution: invite all the Alan Berliners in the world over to his house for dinner ... and poison them.

Someone better warn those Petes!
posted by runkelfinker at 3:25 PM on September 13, 2005


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