So this afternoon I ended up getting my speech impediment made fun of for the better part of 20 minutes. I'm in the NOC and when my phone rings the first words out of the guy's(from a 4 letter government network related agency) mouth is "where are you from?". Dude proceeds to repeat back everything in an exaggerated manner that is, clearly, suppose to be me before he continues on with his request. Finally I flat out ask him if he's making fun of me, he says no, but immediately stops with the exaggerated repeat back...so I suspect he knew what he was doing.
Watch captain sees me getting redder and redder as I'm talking to this guy, and after I hang up he asks what's up. I tell him, and it seems as if the guy has a bit of a reputation, so he goes ahead and sends an email on up so there is a paper trail.
Seriously, what's up with some people? I know that a lot of folks who are assholes try to be civil and professional at work, so why was that guy just malfunctioning so much?