Thursday, September 17, 2009

Contrary To Popular Belief, I Have a Name As Well...

Oh, what a funny life I live.

So, here's the thing. I have a roommate. She's very pretty. That's not her fault. In fact, I would just like to say up front, that none of the following is her fault. She's such a sweet girl, extremely nice, and yes, very pretty.

Naturally, all the boys like her. It's completely understandable. There's just one problem. You know how it is when you and all your roommates are awkwardly introducing yourselves to a group of people, especially during this first month of school? They say, "Now what are all your names?" You then proceed to go around and say all your names. There's only one problem. Somehow, it always seems to stop at "the pretty girl." (Name not used to protect her identity...ha) The boys then proceed to ask her all about her life, while those of us who never even got to introduce ourselves figure we might as well go back to our knitting, since apparently we don't even matter. Ah, well. It's annoying, but funny at the same time.

We'll then have these same people come over again, and for some reason--even if they were one of the few who actually bothered to learn the rest of our names--they only seem to be able to remember her name. Funny how that works out. I could have my name tattooed on my forehead, and somehow they still wouldn't remember my name. Like I said, I'm not overly concerned. Somehow, even if it means joining the circus or becoming the president of the YMCA or something, I'll make a friend someday. My only plee to the men of this world (and women--I suppose this situation could go both ways) is that you at least let the rest of introduce ourselves. We have names, and chances are, we like to say them.

But hey, I figure I might as well look on the bright side. I don't even need an invisibility cloak to go unnoticed.

"Self, it's a dern good day."


Anonymous said...

hey, anastasia, don't worry about it. i have a similar problem: guys remember my name but i don't remember theirs! such a hard life.

Anonymous said...

ting tings song-my name is stacy... .