Familiar to me.
Nowak comes out as NO-whack
never seen nor heard people mangle it like that.. unless your in first grade and are just learning to spell and sound out words.
can't pronounce my name? I'm not doing business with you.
you must not do much business , its kinda rude to expect someone from another country to know how to say much less pronounce your name if they have never heard of it IMHO. I would just shake their hand and smile and apologize for my pronounciation of it and let them teach me as I would them of how my name would be said.. unless you were born with the good ole pronounciation book attached to your brain and dont need it cause you know everything...
yes I know you missed me haven't you ;)
also during the Massive Immigration from late 1890's to 1920's everyones Name was mangled, only because so many came, high volumes of people passing thru the gates, who is gonna sit and try to spell or say someones name correctly when they have so many people to deal with on a daily basis. and the immigrants English was so broken or heavy accents, they didnt understand..
so for me, only an idiot would be upset , my thoughts are GET OVER IT ALREADY.
WOW.. lol that felt awsome.. I miss you guys