March 26th, 2006

(no subject)

I remember when I signed up for my own Blockbuster membership a few years ago. My last name is "Roherty", which NO ONE SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO GET RIGHT. I mean, I know it's not common...but still....

Seriously... it's like Doherty, but with an "R" instead of the "D"

Blockbuster cashier: Ok, I'll need your name.
Me: Ok, my first name is (first name said here) Roherty.
Cashier: How do you spell your last name?
Me: (used to this, so I go slowly, and clearly)"R...O...H...-"
Cashier: (interrupts me) R, O, Eight?

WHY THE F*** WOULD ANYONE HAVE A NUMBER IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR LAST NAME?!

(no subject)

This happened 10 years ago, in my freshman year of high school. I was in all honors classes, and made friends with one of the girls who was in all the same classes. In addition to being in honors classes, she had gotten an academic scholarship (this was a private high school).

One weekend, she spend hours researching something on the internet. That Monday, she complained about her wrist hurting. I asked what she did to it, and she told me it was from writing. When asked what she had been writing, she told me that she had been copying pages and pages of information on [subject] from the interent. So I asked “Why didn’t you just print it?”

And she looks at me, with wide eyes and says with total astonishment, “You can print things from the internet?”