Isn't it odd how you sometimes form an impression of a person from one thing they say. I met a client today with his accountant - first time I'd met either of them, only having spoken to them on the phone before, once. Had given my name as Kathryn, but when I introduced myself to the accountant he said "so you're Katie." And my first thought was 'hmmm patronising' and as a kind of automatic response corrected it!! (and I fully expect his immediate thought was 'hmmm defensive about her age'!)
He wasn't that bad really, but one of those real old boys, who (as someone else put it) 'expects things done on the back of a fag packet.'