A Guy Named Brook

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Funny Guy

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.