Keep the change

I don’t like change.

I got a new computer at work yesterday and I don’t like.  It has the newest operating system and it’s different from what I had before.

My old email program isn’t compatible with this new OS so I have to get used to another one.

The IT man misspelled my name on the server.

And to top it all off, I was introduced to someone last evening and the new acquaintance shortened my name to one syllable.


My name is Patricia and I go by “Patti”.  With an “i”.  And I’ve always spelled with an “i”.

When I was in first grade, I remember the student teacher helping me print my name.  She said it was misspelled and sent a note home with me to my mother.  My mother wrote back and told the student teacher that my name was spelled correctly.  With an “i”. 

Don’t change my name.

4 thoughts on “Keep the change

  1. Hi, I’m with you. I don’t like change either, at least not now that I’m getting old, but particularly with computers. I was a Patti too, in the 40’s through the 60’s. Then I went to Patricia. Then Patsy. Patsy stuck and people often said I looked like a Patsy, though I’m not sure what they meant by that. But there are thousands of us, and I thought the Olde English way of spelling my name, Patsye, might stand out. It did, and it does. Patti is a beautiful spelling of a very Royal name. Sorry about your computer.


  2. I don’t like Judy……I like Jude or Judith. What is so hard about the spelling of “Jude”?
    I get Jud all the time…..wasn’t that Archie’s friend in the comics? Yes it was. Didn’t those people EVER hear the Beatles song? Come on now……


  3. I’m with you. I have to use a mac most of the time at school, and while I can do it, I just always feel like an imposter on a mac. I like my pc.

    People have always called me Christine. Makes me nuts. I feel you on the Pat!


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