Why do Indians call me “Kim”?

 | October 29, 2008 4:10 PM

I just don’t get it.  It happens 90% of the time.  Indian people invariably call me “Kim”.  I have asked them several times why they do it and they don’t know why.  Today I was corresponding with the business representative at eBay.  He calls me “Frank”, the emails clearly show that my first name is “Frank”.  However when my case is given to the tech representative who is Indian, she calls me “Kim”.

Indian support people call me “Kim”.  Indian engineers I work with call me “Kim”.  Indians of every walk of life call me “Kim”.  Even when I correct them sometimes they can’t stop, they have to keep calling me “Kim”.

Once I asked if it had anything to do with Rudyard Kipling’s book, “Kim”, but they said no.  The mystery remains unsolved and I must again try to correct another Indian with regards to my name. 🙂

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