Thursday, April 25, 2013

I Beg Your Pardon....

Well, after getting a lot off my chest with my last post here, (and if I offended anyone in the process -well, I'm sorry but I'm not sorry that I wrote what I did.) so guess it will just have to be left alone to stand for my beliefs -or at least a few of them anyway.

So now, off and on to yet another post where I get to express my ideas or feelings, beliefs, etc., etc., etc.

Tonight's topic is identity -names, particulars, ways to identify a person so you can and will (maybe if you are lucky) remember who they are the next time you meet.

For me, where this becomes a problem is in trying to keep straight which kid is which of my grandchildren's friends!  I'm not really around them all that frequently but even so, when they do show up here at our house, I then have problems keeping it straight if this is Jodi or Lori or Mauve or Destiny or Montana or who else, I don't know.

I have come to the conclusion that I need to have some kind of blank magnetic name tags that I can employ by maybe putting a strip of tape on the tag and writing the name of the individual in my presence at whatever given time so as to be able to remember that child's name if I need to address her during her play visit here. Kind of would help a bit to be able to call the child by it's given name as opposed to saying simply "Oh, hey you!" don't 'cha think?

I would of course, also have to request the child spell their name for me too so as to avoid any confrontations about how I had the name spelled on the tag -if I didn't realize that there are many new ways to say and spell various names too and get it wrong -wow, there's someone ready to have a hissy fit that you spelled or mispronounced their child's name in an incorrect fashion and the poor child is probably scarred for life now from that traumatic event. (If you don't want to run up against problems like that, then choose a name with a standard spelling to it in the first place as it avoids confusions.)

My view for today and I'm sticking to it!

1 comment:

Maggie May said...

Its so difficult to learn lots of names as I found out when I used to work in a very large school and I was supposed to know hundreds of children by name!
maggie x

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