A Guy Named Brook

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Ex

In this movie there was discussion over the name Chris. One of the main characters goes on about Chris referring to them in the wrong gender, embarrassing himself.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Yet Again Without Thinking Twice

As is the regular case these days when requesting online assistance from institutions I have accounts with, the customer service representative replies to me as Ms. This in spite of the fact that they have my account information.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Blind Date with a Guy Named Jody

I found another poor soul whose name was causing some confusion.

Today in church one of the speakers said that she was set up on a blind date with a guy named Jody. She commented that she had hoped it was a guy anyway. He was indeed a guy and he became her husband.

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Same Name

I'm starting to run into something that people with names like Robert, John, Jim, or other common name have run into their entire life. Frequently having someone of your same name near you.

Up until now the only thing I have had is where I hear someone calling my name only to find that they are trying to track down their little girl. This phenomenon has only started happening in the last few years. When I was a kid I never encountered anyone with my name except Brooke Shields. The Brooke that started recently works on the other side of the building and in a department that I would not normally have interaction with. I believe she has struck up a friendship with a couple of ladies in my area that I work on projects with. I now frequently here them near my cube saying something like, "Brook said...". I have to decipher if there is something going on with a project I am working on or if it is Brooke and not Brook. Sometimes they will be having a side conversation while I am working with them on something and again they reference Brook and I have to get clarification because I think they are talking about what we are working on.

I don't know that any of this is a bad thing. It is just something I have never had experience with having a previously unique name.

Another extension of this that gave me a third grade chuckle was as I passed Brooke in the hallway she said, "Good morning, Brook." I retorted back with, "Good morning to you Brooke." Calling someone by a name that sounds the same as mine is unusual to me.