I've had a few experiences like this. My ethnic "middle name" is unregistered, unofficial, but I'll have strangers insisting that my Anglo first name can't possibly be my "real name." Then they will insist on me telling them my ethnic name, even though only my older close relatives ever address me by it (and some just simply called me by a playful kiddie version of my first name), so then it's a bit intrusive, like telling someone a name that only insiders (my family) use.UrbanPoet wrote: ↑Aug 11th, 2017 8:16 pmAll the time...
guy : whats your name?
me : bob
guy : no... What is your REAL name?
me : bob
guy : ok ... What is your Chinese name?
me : I don't have one. Sort of. Its a long story... But My Chinese name is Bob
guy : Why won't you tell me your real name? What is your real chinese name? Are you ashamed of being Chinese?
Its actually gone that way before.
P.S. Thats not my real name. I gotta stay somewhat anonymous lol
The accusation that I'm ashamed is weird...why do they think they see something that's not there?