It's an Unfortunate Thing When...
Okay, so enough with the sappy music and sentimental pictures. The Boy is awake now and I am over it.
Let's move on, shall we?
You know how growing up you always heard jokes that included an unfortunate name?
Like: Harry Balls or Sandy Beach?
Well, I think we have come across the topper. The following is TOTALLY TRUE.
My son started practicing Tae Kwon Do a few months ago. My husband takes him to the first class and comes home to tell me all about it.
CM: "The class seems great. The instructor is a younger guy, really good with the kids."
Me: "Cool. So, what's the cost commitment?"
CM: "Well, I spoke to the owner, Master Bates, and...(insert something here I didn't catch because my mind was exploding)."
Me: "Did you just say "Master Bates"?"
Me: HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER and TEARS.
CM: "It's really not that funny."
Me: "Yes. Yes, it is."
CM: "Maybe it is if you're a 12 year old boy."
Apparently I have the sense of humor a a pre-pubescent male. Who knew? Who cares?
All I am sayin' is of all the professions in all the world. This guy chooses the one that uses Master as a title. That is a kind of funny that comes along once (maybe twice if your lucky) in a lifetime.
BTW: Master Bates is a wonderful instructor and a great guy. With an unfortunate last name.
Say it fast
Here I am at work with tears streaming down my face and laughing.
Not at obvious I am not Working.
Yes, my husband did not laugh simply because I did. We are vying for supreme power in my house and any chance he has to look mature, he takes it. Obviously I give him plenty of opportunities.
And the pictures of your son are completely precious. Loved them :)!
Absolutely the best name ever!!!!!!!! I had a Dr. named Dr. Paine but Master Bates is the best hands down. My husband worked for a guy (major VP bigwig) named Dick Coch, (pronounced cock).
My mind would have gone there , too.
I love my inner 12 year old boy.
That sounds kinda gross.
I'm leaving now.
I am laughing and crying. Thanks for that.
My dear sweet mother thinks that her only son bates her into heated conversations that he wants to argue about. Very recently she called him the Master Bater! It was so funny!
Yup! 12 year old humor!
Ok this related story the name is on purpost . . . the beach that we visit has a bait shop and a truck that travels around (with the logo) called "Master Baiter" . . . I have a mind of a 12 year old, but unfortunately I got it BEFORE the 44 yr. old; 14 yr. old and 11 yr old (well he's now 12 and it still went over his head - thank goodness, oh wait, no pun intended)
That was too funny...
Oh, the poor man! I think he should think of a new title, maybe go with his first name? I had a colleague once, a lovely woman, whose last name was Horny. (I am totally not making this up.) She was Dean of Libraries at the state univ. where I was working at the time.