Tim Price has taken drastic measures to deter the pesky telemarketers that bother him on a daily basis.
The light hearted UK resident has added an additional nine letters to his name in hopes that cold callers won’t even want to attempt to pronounce his name now that he is officially Tim Pppppppppprice.
“It’s pronounced Tim Per-per-per-per-per-per-per-per-per-per-rice,” he said. “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.”
“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’.”
Mr. Pppppppppprice spent a total of $153 to make it official, $46 for the name change and $107 to update his passport.
“Most people I’ve told have had a real laugh about it,” he said.
“When I rang the woman at the HSBC, my bank, she was wetting herself” continuing,
“I think it’s funny. One of my neighbors told in me great detail how much he hates it. He said I was a bloody idiot, but I told him where to get off.”
Pppppppppprice says he has no regrets about changing his name, and more than anything just hopes that it makes someone laugh.
“I hope the name acts as fly repellant to those people – and it attracts funny people with a good sense of humor.”
As far as what his family thinks of his new moniker, “My mum and dad are dead, but my dad had a great sense of humour. He would have liked it.” adding,
“I have two brothers. One of them thinks it’s funny. The other one isn’t speaking to me.”
What do you think of Tim Pppppppppprice’s name change?