Monday, April 20, 2009
What's in a name
I wonder how often parents give any thought to naming their children, and the effect it will have on them later in life. Sometimes we marry into an unfortunate name, giving reason to the option of keeping one's maiden name for more than just professional reasons.
But imagine the hassle this poor guy has when traveling... Each time he arrives at passport control, it must be a case of 'here we go again..'
Customs Official: 'May I have your name please sir?'
Customs Official: 'What's your name!?'
Passenger: 'My name is Bat-man'
Customs Official: 'Trying to be funny are we!? What's your surname sir?'
Passenger : 'Superman'
Customs Official: 'So your surname is Superman?
Passenger: Yes sir...
Customs Offcial: So you're telling me your name is Batman Superman?'
Customs Official: 'Arrest this man please...
When they had him in custody, he was asked to show his identification card...