Man changes name to Tim Pppppppppprice to annoy cold callers
“It’s pronounced Tim Per-per-per-per-per-per-per-per-per-per-rice. I like it. I did it to put them off, all these people who keep calling me trying to sell me things I don’t want. I must be on some kind of list. God knows how – I’m ex-directory. Anyway, my theory is that when these salesmen see my name on their list of names to call, they’ll think: ‘Blow that – I can’t even pronounce his name, so I won’t call him’.”
“I hope the name acts as fly repellant to those people – and it attracts funny people with a good sense of humour.”
Now every time Tim has to spell his own surname, when buying things over the phone or confirming reservations, he can while away the minutes. That’ll teach them to wate his time.
Note to Tim: Why not keep your name in tuen with the Diamond Jubilee and chance it to PER-pER-pER etc.?