I was trying to finish paying for my items at the grocery store checkout line. “Grace, quit pushing those buttons,” I said to my four-year-old who was poking the credit card machine.
The nice lady behind the counter asked, “Grace? Is that your name? That’s my middle name.”
“Well, actually that’s her middle name too. She goes by her middle name,” I said.
“Oh, not me. I don’t like my middle name.”
I burst out laughing. I don’t think the lady even knew why I was laughing!
Ha ha! I wonder if she realized what she said? For our middle daughter, we considered her middle name to be Grace. We eventually settled on Faith, I love both of those names!
Patti (PJ) says
I love those names also! You know in Biblical times people’s names actually described them, for example Jacob meant deceiver. There was another man whose name meant pain, but unfortunately I would have to look that one up. Can you just imagine how it would feel to have the names Grace, Hope, Faith, or Charity? It would be so uplifting. Just to have people mention you name out loud would change the atmosphere and mood of a group of people within earshot. How wonderful to bring God’s attributes to others at the mention of a girl’s or “woman’s name. GOOD JOB on picking out your daughters’ names. It’s too bad about the cashier. She doesn’t realize how “rich” she really is being a “namesake” of God’s attributes. She should carry it proudly.
Daydreaming Fool says
Hahah – That’s so funny – it’s crazy the things people say without even thinking about it! doh!
Hee hee. Foot in mouth, and she had no clue!
A “Doh!” moment for that lady, to be sure. I wonder if she ever realized what she had said after you left?
ha! she really must not have had a clue! my daughter is a Maggie “Grace”.
Renee Ann says
I’d laugh except I’m afraid I’ve been that clueless before . . .
CarrieAnne DeLoach says
This was to to funny!!!
Susan Evans says
Hmmmm… The lady doesn’t like the name of your daughter…
Well there is another example of “words uncontrolled”. lol Your daughters name is beautiful, and for a beautiful girl. Thank you for linking up to my blog hop.
Katie @ Imperfect People says
She is Beautiful!!!