Gut Rumbles

June 05, 2004

more on names

I once interviewed a guy for a job, and I almost burst out laughing when I saw the name on the application. His first name was "Shithead." I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP!

I figured that it had to be some kind of misprint or spelling error, so the first question I asked him was, "Is this the proper spelling of your name?" as I showed him the application. He confirmed that it was. "How do you pronounce it?" I asked.

"Sha-THEED," he replied. Okay. Here I have a guy who appears to be in his mid-twenties who has gone through life being named "Shithead" and he sees nothing wrong with that name. I gave him a test that Quinton could ace in 10 minutes and he made a whopping 20% score. I don't know who filled out his application for him, but he obviously didn't do it himself.

I didn't hire Shithead.


I am sure you violated half a dozen federal and state regulations.

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis on June 5, 2004 04:45 PM

and you said you would put down the ganga!
That must be a "fever dream" memory!


Posted by: wes jackson on June 5, 2004 05:29 PM

my sister actually went to school with a boy by the same name. or someone i know did. anyway, i laughed when i heard about it, and i have such a hard time with not 1 but TWO people in this world being named that. mean old parents. *sigh*

Posted by: sarahk on June 5, 2004 06:02 PM

Gee, thanks, Mom. Thanks, Dad.

Posted by: Shithead on June 6, 2004 11:19 AM

I would have hired him just so I could call him by name over the PA every day.

Posted by: themack on June 6, 2004 05:27 PM

Who says you can't judge a book by its' cover?

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on June 6, 2004 10:08 PM

Reminds of the Nick Cage sketch on SNL where he was being called "Asswipe" while repeatedly and forcefully insisting it was pronounced "Ahs-wee-pay."

Posted by: BlogDog on June 7, 2004 12:24 AM
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