I LOATHE this. I cannot stress enough how fucking much i despise being called 'Ali', yet for some reason people seem to think that by shortening my name to this aurally displeasing pair of syllables they're being more friendly!
I answer the work phone as Alistair. I introduced myself as Alistair. All my e-mails are signed Alistair.
I finally snapped and asked politely that my colleagues cease from calling me Ali as i dislike it and i'm not blatantly being mocked.
Anyone else have similar problems with people shortening their names?