I don't want to give too many details away, just to protect the innocent, but I just have to tell this story. For one reason or another (again I must remain vague) I was looking through a list of names with another person, and we started to go through the W's when I saw the name Whitehead. I pointed and made a surprised noise. You just don't see that name very often. The person I was with said, "yeah, that is an interesting name. I would hate to be stuck with that last name." She proceeds to tell me other funny last names that she would hate to be stuck with. I tried to laugh, but I was kind of dumb-struck. "What's wrong?" she said.
"That's my maiden name."
After a couple of apologies, I assured her that it was no big deal. It's funny when you get caught saying something you shouldn't. It's like the time I was at the zoo with Jason and we were looking at the monkey exhibit...my most favorite animal. There was a monkey who was missing a limb and I stupidly said, without first surveying the people around me, "Look he doesn't have an arm! He's like NEMO!!!" Jason nearly punched me because I didn't see a particular person standing a few feet away. (Don't worry, he didn't hear) To be quite honest, this kind of thing happens to me all the time.
I miss that last name. The laughter, the zit jokes, the prank calls asking for Mr. Blackhead or Ms. Pimple. The jokes are endless.