The local newspaper included this as part of their article on the Waterloo Town Council election on Wednesday:
The top three vote totals went to winners Nathan “Nate” Diehl with 136 votes, Albert “Al” Shuman with 127 and incumbent William “Bill” Hubartt with 119.
Notice how all three have a “Name”? Well, Al and Bill go by their shortened names–I do not. Sure, I answer to Nate, and there are a few people who always call me Nate, but not tons.
When I first saw that, I was like, ‘What the heck? Why did they call me “Nate”?’ And then I started trying to think of where they would have heard someone call me Nate.
And I couldn’t think of anyone!
Tuesday night I was at the Saddle Barn with the DeKalb County Republican party to watch the returns, and Jay Oberholzer (Chairman) called me ‘Nathan’ on multiple occasions. My wife always calls me Nathan. My parents both call me Nathan.
I can’t for the life of me figure out where they got I went by the name Nate.
I’m not mad, don’t get me wrong. I certainly do answer to Nate, and I’m not offended by it in the least. I think it is funny.
I like my name Nathan, and I would like to keep with it, if you don’t mind. I don’t think this disturbing occurrence it will continue. Waterloo’s normal beat writer, Katheryn, wasn’t on our story, it was the editor and another reporter, I think (the article actually didn’t have a byline). If Katheryn picks up this bad habit, I’ll be forced to ask her to call me by my given name.
Just thought I’d share that with you. Hope it made you smile.
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