Monday, June 27, 2011

"Jenn"

I was born in 1977.
Thanks to the other 555 gazillion Mommy's out there who thought that "Jennifer" was an awesome name, my name topped the list as the most popular for 1977.
I was already well aware of this, but felt the need to clarify for any of you who might have missed that little fun fact.

"Jennifer" was so popular that I learned early on to completely ignore anyone calling that name, kind of in the same way that most Mommy's don't answer when "Hey Mom" is heard in a crowd full of people.

My life has so many Jennifer's in it that all of them have made up last names in order for other people to identify exactly who they are, as you may have noticed when I refer to, "Jenn, my friend in Canada".

So, the next time you stop me in a random hallway somewhere and say to me:
"I was calling you.  You didn't hear me?"
and I respond:
"No. I'm sorry.  What do you need?".
That means that I really didn't hear you due to years of intentional selective auditory blocking.

If you don't believe me, just ask Michael, Jason or Christopher.
They'll back me up.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are too funny. I tell me people all the time when they ask about my name that I find it funny that I get a name that no one can spell or say correctly at times yet I have two sisters named Rhonda and yes Jennifer. :)

Jennifer Connell-Weibelt said...

This is so true. I was born in 1980 and Jennifer was still the #1 name. There were about 7 or 8 of us in my graduating class of only about 70 people. I am normally called Jenn and didn't know until I was in K-4 that I actually was named Jennifer...I literally thought my name was Jenn. I work in an office of 9 people total and 2 of us are Jennifer's. I go by my initials now. :)