Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Man Named Oral

A long, long time ago when I was in high school, my then and current BFF and I worked at a catalog call center.  People would call us, order super strange things, then yell at us because they had to pay to have their stuff delivered. 

When S answered the phone, "Hello, this is Summer how can I help you?" people would frequently ask if that was her real name.  If I recall correctly, one caller even accused her of using a fake name.  Summer is most definitely a unique name but not so unusual that people should be surprised by it.

Today I was at [store name deleted to protect the strangely named] getting some things printed for tomorrow's adventures.  The man who helped me had an official employee name tag with the name "Oral F."  That HAS to be a fake name.  Who would name their kid that?  Maybe it was a situation like on Friends where Phoebe changes her name to Princess Consuela Bananahammock?

I really wanted to ask but I didn't want to embarrass myself or him...damn social norms.


  1. Sad, but true, Oral is a real name. Summer is soooo much better.


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