THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF HAVING AN UNCOMMON NAME

  1. Being subjected to terrible Starbucks graffiti
  2. That awkward pause from telemarketers, tinder dates, and recruiters before saying your name
  3. Deciding how much you want to see them suffer before you say your name first
  4. Getting sick enjoyment from personalized tchotchkes. Yes, I do need this crazy straw that spells out my name. No, you can not use it.
  5. Never remembering other people's names and the guilt that springs forth when they remember yours
  6. Using a spy name when making reservations
  7. Update: the fact that I struggle use the apostrophe when I register anything anywhere. "Please, check Sullivan too."