Sunday, July 08, 2007

THE BLOG ISN'T LETTING ME LEAVE TITLES FOR SOME REASON. STUPID BLOG.

Lastweek I went to lunch with one of my fellow painters. The cashier asked me for a name so they could call me when my food was ready. I gave her the name Chase. She said, "What?" And as loudly and clearly as I could, I said Chase again. I watched her write it down: S-H-A-N-C-E. I don't think I have a speech impediment but I could be wrong.

I explained to the guy I was with that I give my last name, Chase, because it causes all sorts of problems when I try to leave my first name, Emmett.

Pretty soon, I heard an old man behind the counter calling a customer to come get their lunch. He yelled, "Shawn-say! SHAWN-SAY!"

I asked him, "Is it possible that that food is for Chase?"

The old man (who I believe was the owner of the restaurant) glared at the girl behind the cash register. He said, "Damn you, you had me over here thinking I was looking for a woman!"

I sure am glad I didn't try to give them my first name. I would probably be better off to revert to my teen-aged ways and leave names like Iceman, Uncle Fester or Monkmeyer.

Once I was in a fancy store and tried to leave the name Iacocca on a whim. Then the lady asked me to spell it and totally busted me. It's quite unconvincing when someone asks you to spell your name and you respond, "I...um...A...uh...C........I think."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Em, as I recall it, you were not at a fancy store. You were on a Valentines Day date at a fancy restaraunt with your not-even-girlfriend-yet, ME, who you should have been trying to impress, but instead made me blush. If you are going to leave a fake goofy name on a date, you should at least be prepared and know how to spell it. Oh, well, I married you anyway, so I guess it wasn't the worst thing you could have done.

Anonymous said...

After leaving my comment I closed his blog and the page underneath was a picture of Lee Iacocca. It made me laugh sooo hard. He had to look him up to spell his name right for the blog. Very good laugh sweetheart. Thanks!

Native Minnow said...

And let's not forget Mazeltah!

Also, there's some glitch with Blogger right now so it's hard to put in titles, but if you place the cursor at the very left part of the box, right at the edge, it will let you do it. You just have to watch the mouse as you scroll and click when it changes from the arrow to the little 'I' shaped thing.

Kris said...

I used to work at a deli...
my husband's friend would always use the name Octavia...
I really thought that was his name until I 'met' him again...