Monday, August 5, 2019

Storytime: They Pronouced My Name Wrong at Graduation?!

Hey muffins! I was doing a brainstorm session the other night thinking of posts to write, and I realized that I haven't done a storytime in quite a long time. πŸ˜… The last one I shared with you all was an extreme case of road rage that I witnessed all the way back in January, but I have so many other stories that I'd love to share... So here is one that happened a few months ago....


As many of you may know, I recently graduated from college. My friends and I were so excited to graduate (as any undergrad would be) and we prepared as many others do: getting grad photos taken, hitting up all our favorite spots on campus one last time, and making the most of our limited days together. While bittersweet, I was so pumped to finally get that degree! πŸ‘©‍πŸŽ“


My school has a huge population of students graduating, so each major gets their own ceremony. Then there is another optional huge ceremony for all seniors, but this one isn't as cool because you don't get your name called or get to walk across stage or anything... So, obviously, I was looking forward to my business school graduation. πŸ‘

The day arrived (πŸŽ‰) and my friends and I put on our caps and gowns and headed to the auditorium. As my full business class had about 600 students, there were no assigned seats. In order to be able to read our names, we each had to fill out a "name pronunciation card" and bring it with us as we filed up to the stage.


Now, I don't know about you, but my name is super easy to pronounce. As I don't publish my full name on this blog, let's pretend my name is:

"Jane Brown"

It is pronounced just how it looks on paper, but I made sure to phonetically spell it out just in case. Better to be safe than sorry right?

I get up to the stage, hand over my card, and as I start to walk I hear:

Jane BrOΕ΅


Not only did the guy read my name wrong HE WAS MISTER SICK BOY IN MY GROUP PROJECT FROM HELL that I wrote a post about THREE YEARS AGO. He was graduating with me, he saw me almost every day at school, we were in group projects together, and we were "friends" on all social medias (but not in real life obviously). There is no way he should have not known how to pronounce my name. πŸ™„


Looking back, I think this moment basically sums up my college experience and brings it full circle. πŸ€·‍♀️ I like to laugh about it now, and I'm happy that I have officially graduated. πŸŽ“ Do you have any stories from your own graduation? Comment below and don't forget to follow Life of an Earth Muffin to never miss another post!

Love,
Jenna 

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