I knew today was going to have to be a double post day!
Before I get carried away though, I need to wish a very happy birthday to Grace. She has such a giving heart that for HER birthday, she’s just asking that we all stop by and wish her a happy one on her blog, on Facebook, etc. and we’re entered in a contest to win one of her fabulous shawls. Feel free to tell her I sent you!
Yesterday, Gmarie and I had a discussion on one name etiquette. I’ll be honest… I usually have to be prompted to give my last name in a conversation, because… well… There just aren’t that many Chans, and even fewer Channons.
What do I mean? Well, let’s visit a scene from You’ve Got Mail.
Kathleen Kelly: I thought all that Fox stuff was so charming. F-O-X.
Joe Fox: Well, I didn’t lie about it.
Kathleen Kelly: “Joe”? “Just call me Joe”? As if you were one of those stupid 22-year old girls with no last name? “Hi, I’m Kimberly!” “Hi, I’m Janice!” Don’t they know you’re supposed to have a last name? It’s like they’re an entire generation of cocktail waitresses.
As you might guess, I’m no cocktail waitress. In fact, I’m generally a stickler for protocol and good manners, so do weigh in and let me know how YOU feel about someone using just one name.
I mean… I’m not Cher or Madonna, but I rarely hear anyone use my last name, so clearly, I’m not just being presumptuous… am I?