The Name Is Pronounced Gazelle, NOT Giselle
One's an animal and one's a supermodel married to Tom Brady.
I need to simply get this off my chance:
Over the past few years, ever since I started the Morning Show here on Fun 107, I've been called a lot of things (some things I can't mention in front of a family audience). I can understand if people are unfamiliar with the name, but you hear it said every morning, dropped on the daily.
Here's what I often hear:
1.) *Studio Phone Rings*
Me: "Hello, Fun 107...."
Caller: "Hi! Is GIZELLE there?!"
2.) *Goes to order an iced coffee at Dunkin Donuts*
Worker: "Welcome to Dunkin', how can I help you?"
Me: "Yeah, can I get a large, hot, black, coff...."
Worker: "Are you JAH-ZEL?!"
3.) *Working out at the gym*
Member: "Excuse me, you work for Fun 107, right?!"
Me: "Yes, I do."
Member: Are you that Gisselle guy??"
"Yeah, something like that."
4.) *Entering the drive-thru at the bank*
Cashier: *Oddly recognizes from 20 feet away*
Me: *Face Palm*
I just don't understand how difficult it is to remember the name, but I can also see how unorthodox it is. Now, I know that I'm not the only one with this problem, I'm sure that there are a lot of people out there with a name that is constantly getting screwed up or mispronounced. I guess it's better than nothing.