I was waiting in the lobby of the building. I had a 9:30 appointment with human resources. I knew they wanted to take a picture for my ID badge. I assumed I would be given some other info as well. I had already previously completed a bunch of new hire “paperwork” online.
As I sat and waited (im)patiently in the lobby I started playing with my phone. Then I heard a male voice call out, “Dr. W?” (And he did a decent job of pronouncing my last name, too!)
I almost laughed out loud. But I stood up and went to meet him, all the while trying so hard not to have a weird grin.
It’s still weird to hear someone seriously call me “doctor.” Better get used to it though. I start on service in about two weeks…