Sunday, July 17, 2011
As I think I have mentioned before, my neighbor's wife's name is Brooke. Their family dropped off a plate of goodies for us with a note. The note had our last name spelled phonetically, which breaks down into two English words. I usually describe it that way to people, so they can remember it. It generally has a tough time sticking with people for more than a few seconds otherwise.
The note also had my name spelled with an e. I figured since he gets a kick out of the name similarity between wife and me I figured he went all out on the note.
My wife said that she figure it was just a hard last name to spell and he was probably more use to writing his wife's name. We've known them long enough and spent a bit of time together, so I was pretty sure he was messing with me.
We were working all day yesterday on a problem with drain from the upstairs tub and I asked him. Sure enough, he thought it was very comical.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Clearly You Are Not Brook
I was at work one morning earlier this week, when my boss comes in and tell me I have a flat. We worked to get the spare on and then I headed to get the tire fixed. The tire was not repairable, due to having a hole in the sidewall. I ordered two new tires from Wal-Mart. After over an hour they said I was ready to go.
Several people came up and even though the van was done, I figured I would have to wait behind them. The guy at the counter pulled up my paperwork and got it going. He knew it was me, since I had been waiting and checking on it. He looked at the paperwork and said, "Clearly you are not Brook." I told him I that was indeed me. He quickly clapped his mouth closed and awkwardly moved to get me checked out.