1. I’ve made a few amendments to this contract, Mr Lennard. Now, if you could initial those changes for me everything will be fine. I’ve marked them with an X.
1. Mr Lennard?
1. What are you doing?
2. Initialing the changes like you said.
1. The changes are not supposed to be funny, Mr Lennard.
2. Well, of course not. I never said they were.
1. Perhaps it would be wise to omit your middle initial, Mr Lennard.
2. What do you mean? You said initial the changes. My name is Louis Oscar Lennard.
1. Forget the Oscar.
2. But Louis Oscar Lennard is my full name.
1. I see. Well, this is highly irregular, Mr Lennard. Pardon me while I phone my supervisor.
3. Lang speaking.
1. Mr Lang, it’s Barry Simons here
3. What can I do for you, Simons?
1. I have a client here in my office… Louis Oscar Lennard, and he’s initialing all the amendments in the contract margins with his full initials.
1. With respect, Mr Lang, it’s not a laughing matter. This is a legal contract. It doesn’t look right. I’ve suggested he drop the Oscar.
1. He insists on using his full name.
1. What are you suggesting, Mr Lang?
3. Will you counter-initial each LOL with BS?
1. Yes, of course, Mr Lang.
3. Then that should solve the problem.