I couldn’t believe my eyes as I drove to my office this morning…
This is what I saw:
When I called the owner to offer advice, she abjectly refused to accept that “Nazi” might be an bad choice for such an establishment. And a drunk Nazi is even worse!
“How do you know?” she challenged
“Because it’s common knowledge,” I replied
“Yes but did you check on the Internet?”
“No, I don’t need to”
“It’s MY name anyway, I don’t care what you say. I’ve used it all my life” she said
“What’s your name dear?”
“Naziha, and Nazi is my nickname” – you can almost see the determined jaw there
“Why that’s a lovely name, in Arabic and Persian of course, but it has a totally different meaning in English” I tried to explain
“But the Ministry registered this name and they never complained” she retorted, naturally assuming they know better!
I felt that I wasn’t getting anywhere so I thought I’d end the conversation:
“Well, I explained my points to you and I hope you will get the facts checked. This could affect your business and as a neighbour, I wouldn’t wish that on you.” I concluded.
Putting the phone down, I decided to look into the CR records to see if some moron actually registered names like these, and guess what? They did!
- Commercial Registration No 27226-3
Commercial Registration Name NAZI BOUTIQE in Bu Kawara
- our new neighboars: Commercial Registration No 43249-10
Commercial Registration Name NAZI BEAUTY SALON
- Commercial Registration No 59215-1
Commercial Registration Name NAZI CONSTRUCTION in Qalali
I hope someone bothers to educate the Ministry of Commerce soon on these things for them to at least advise business owners before they formally register such names.
The most worrying thing, however, is not the name, it’s the young lady’s complete ignorance of recent history. And that of the employees of the Ministry of Industry & Commerce too. I would excuse the former, but not the latter.
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