Tinkytinky,I had a boss argue with me over who my Dad was. There were 3 Herbert families in the town, and we lived within a block of each other. Boss thought I was the daughter of a different family. I have to give him this he only argued with me for less than a min.. It was a kind of YIKES I made a huge mistake situation. They had added Dad to the nonprofit's board not realizing the connection. Dad argued with me over who I worked for because he didn't realize that the Children's Art Museum was part of the Fine Arts Museum.
That sort of thing really baffles me. Why will people argue that they know more about your life than you do? I have a friend who once had someone argue with her that her surname was European, not Asian, despite the fact he was talking to her very Asian face. Then he told her it must be her married name, and argued about it when she said, no, it was the family name of her birth family. He kept insisting that it was very peculiar that she was Asian, and had a surname from a European country, then. (FWIW, her surname is very typical of surnames of the Asian country from which her father immigrated!)
I actually got into an argument with a person from the cable company about what state I lived in. Let's say I live in Colorado, on Missouri Street.
Somehow, they sent a technician to install my cable to Missouri St. in Missouri. After an extremely confusing 10-minute phone conversation, the technician and I figured out what had happened. I called customer service to try to remake the appointment. That's when the cs rep proceeded to inform me, several times, that NO, I didn't live in Colorado, I lived in Missouri! It was right there on the computer screen! I must be mistaken. Is there someone else she could talk to in the house?
I ended up having to be VERY firm about what state I lived in. I also changed cable carriers.