Monday, May 24, 2010

A Sugarplum or Angelcake by Any Other Name...

Wendy is back with her life is funny blog carnival. You should really click on the link below and check her post out. Then you should write a Life is Funny post of your own and join the carnival!

How is my life funny lately? Hmmm.... This happened a couple of weeks ago, but I am still amused by it.

I was in the kitchen helping to set up for a Church luncheon. An older woman who could not remember my name (nor I hers) was also in there. She'd ask me to pass her something, but not knowing my name, she kept calling me dear. No big deal to me: I have been called other things. Then she says to me so sadly "I hope you don't mind that I keep calling you "Dear". I know it hurts some people's feelings, but I just don't remember names anymore?"
My sweet, sensitive reply? "It's okay. I don't remember your name either, Angelcake!"
She laughed, and starting calling me "Sugarplum". So that is our names for each other now. Yes. She DOES remember how I became "Sugarplum" and she became "Angelcake".
Where's the funny?

Picture this at another Church Social...

AC: Hi Sugarplum! How are you doing?
Me: I'm great, Angelcake! How are you?
(insert minor chit chat that isn't funny or revelant to this post)
AC: So so... Well, see you in Church, Sugarplum.
Me: Take care of yourself, Angelcake.
Bob: Who was that?
Me: I dunno, some lady at Church....

Yep. My hubby gets no explanation about this incident (which, knowing him, he probably forgot) unless he chooses to read this post. Nyah nyah...


jasonS said...

I was having this conversation last night. I tend to call guys "man" or "buddy" and women I just avoid using their names until I learn it. I'm terrible with names. Maybe I should break in some confectionery nicknames to spice things up. :)

katdish said...

Well, at least you both confessed to not remembering each other's names.

Here's what I do: Go to introduce 2 people that you've known forever, and get a brain fart and forget one or both of their names.

Yeppers. Totally embarrassing.

Wendy said...

I have a horrible time remembering people's names, too. My husband has learned to introduce himself to people if I don't introduce him because he knows I have a terrible memory. Why can't everyone just wear nametags like civilized people?

Billy Coffey said...

Honestly, I'm no good at names either. That was a great post, Candy. Snort!

♥ Kathy said...

I'm actually not bad at remembering names but I worked in day cares and restaurants for so long...I think you kinda HAVE to know who to yell at :) I am big on honey, baby, darlin and dear too ;)