In a really strange conversation with an interview subject yesterday, the man I was talking to was dead wrong and I could prove it. But I chose not to. His pronunciation of my last name was waaaaay off the spelling of it, and when I corrected him, he said, "No, it says right here in my email that it's (whatever he'd called me)." I corrected him again. And yes, he argued that I was wrong. How does a person respond in that situation?
I changed the subject.
Here was a person who has to be right all the time. I know who I am. This guy had other ideas. It became instantly unimportant to me that I have to change his mind. It was also a signal that this was someone I'd rather not know, so if he mispronounces my name, at least I won't be associated with him, right?