Calling your boyfriend/girlfriend by an ex’s name
Conversation is going smoothly. Lalala.. wait for it..
Wait, let me do that again:
It just slipped out, you said it.
Sometimes I wonder about those women who change boyfriends all the time, I mean how do they keep track of their names and such? How do they remember the guy’s favorite color or his favorite food? How do they not get names confused?
One of the posts that got Freshly Pressed on here — *applause* ..oh, thanks guys! ..*you guys are still applauding* thank you, thank you! *you guys don’t calm down* [barely audible: thank you guys, really] *applause* Thanks! *applause fades* … So what was I saying? Ah yes, the Freshly Pressed post —*applause*
Ok! Guys, seriously!
The freshly pressed post was titled “Forgetting someone’s name“, and even though it wasn’t that great or anything, it shows that this stuff is pretty common. When someone calls you by name, and you can’t remember their name, it makes the whole thing uncomfortable. The thing here is a little different though, you didn’t forget their name, you actually remembered someone else’s instead of their own.
I’ve been called Mike, Edgar, and even Hen. Every single one of those times, I just pretended I didn’t hear it. They noticed. And I let them simmer in the awkwardness.
And the same has happened the other way around. I made an interesting discovery: people will not usually call your attention to it. Though I am sure you can think of that one person that is not afraid of causing drama and will say “What did you just call me?”
In relationships though, things are a little different. It seems like even the simple things, such as farting, become a huge deal. Even liking or commenting on someone else’s photos can get you in trouble.
Well maybe that is a little extreme, but people get mad and feelings get hurt through that honest mistake.
Be careful. But don’t think about it too much because then you’re going to do it and then blame me for it. I don’t want that.
Have you ever been in an uncomfortable situation like that with your boyfriend/girlfriend?
Let’s keep it PG-Rated 13. With just a splish splash of R.
Hahaha, kidding, jeez.
- Rent a Boyfriend/Girlfriend for Valentine’s Day! (starpittsburgh.cbslocal.com)
- In Defense of the Bitchy New Girlfriend (jezebel.com)
- 7 Things to do when things get awkward (awkwardlist.com) and hey look it’s our friend again!