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Embarrassing moments 2

on October 30, 2013

A few weeks ago I had to get help from a computer technician, a surveyor, and a telecommunications antenna installer for various jobs. All three of them had the name Chris, a name I really like, but a name that I will, from now on, always associate with confusion.

Once Antenna Chris had attached my no-longer-mobile phone to a dock to an antenna placed on our roof, I was relieved to once more have a working telephone (since the land-line had worn out, literally). So when Surveyor Chris (who I hadn’t yet met) rang me not long after Antenna Chris had gone home, I raved on about how wonderful he was and thanked him profusely until I realized I was talking into a strange silence. Thinking I had another phone problem, I said, “Chris? Are you there?” and Surveyor Chris said, rather hesitantly, “Yes, but I think you think I am someone else?”

An hour or so later the phone rang and it was Computer Chris to see if he could come over the next day to finish up. Once again, I thought it was Antenna Chris who had left the antenna cord dangling until I tested it out and he had planned to tidy this up by attaching the cord to the wall with a bit of plaster. So I said that would be great and raved on about how wonderful he was and thanked him profusely until he interrupted me by saying, “I don’t know anything about the antenna – I want to finish up work on your laptop.”

Just for the record, I do not have a crush on Antenna Chris; it’s just that I think he is every other Chris.

Surveyor Chris is yet to ring me back.

23 responses to “Embarrassing moments 2

  1. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    What a co-incidence !
    …….my older brother is called Chris.
    …………want me to send him over to fix the problems the first 3 Chris’ didn’t fix?

  2. Though I don’t mind the informality of service people– use of last names would be helpful!

  3. bulldog says:

    Sounds like you have a Chris problem… lol

  4. The bright side is that you only have one name to remember πŸ™‚

  5. Hahaha! to do it once is funny. To do it a second time is hilarious! You must keep us updated on surveyor Chris’ visit!

  6. Poor Jules, hee, hee, hee. πŸ˜€

  7. That’s so funny… I get terribly confused over people and their names and where I know them from. I try to not say too much and hope they reveal who they are.somehow.. or hope my husband if he is with me… knows…

    I wonder if Chris the surveyor never has that problem!! Diane

  8. Anonymous says:

    Is this what you would call a chris-is????

  9. haha, that ranks up there with the one on “how do you pronounce your name?”

  10. janeslog says:

    At least you remember the name. I always forget names.

  11. I have a computer Chris and a cousin Chris, but no surveyor or antenna Chris–my Chris’s are hard to confuse as one is a girl and one is a boy

  12. This is funny, and sounds like something that I would do

  13. tootlepedal says:

    Chrismass has obviously come early this year

  14. Terry says:

    I think you have Chris on the brain!!! hahaha

  15. Trisha says:

    Oh my goodness, this had me laughing so hard! So funny – and I love the jokes in the comments too.

  16. Rachel's Ramblings says:

    Nearly as embarrassing as the time you thought someone had a body in their boot and asked them about it?!! πŸ˜‰

  17. FlaHam says:

    Julie, I truly believe a cold shower is in order both before and after antenna Chris arrives. I am not accusing you of anything, though you did deny a bit strongly you didn’t have a crush on antenna Chris, I’m just saying…… BTW if it helps I will change my name to Chris. — Take care sweetie, — Bill

  18. Rhonda says:

    Oh for Chris’ Sake! (couldn’t help it)…so funny Jules. You are a treasure.

  19. Judith Post says:

    Fun! At least you can remember their name this way. I have a terrible time with names, but if almost everyone was named Chris, I might be all right.

  20. OMG! Chris is the man – ugh men! Too funny!

  21. Fergiemoto says:

    Too many people named “chris” at one time can be very confusing indeed. It sure made for an amusing story, though!

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