Weirdness!

I hate my birthname. My mentor has been trying to get me to be less, ahem, reactive to people who call me M-word. It’s like if someone says, “Am I speaking to [M-word] Kimball?” my reaction tends to be, “DIE!!!” A photo of Mommie Dearest here would be good. So I read an internet articleContinue reading “Weirdness!”

Can we refer to her as Anne Laney?

This is a letter from earlier this month with a followup letter from today’s column after it. Dear Annie: My name is Barbara. It’s NOT “Barb.” It’s not “Barbie.” It’s not “Babs.” So, please tell me WHY when I introduce myself as Barbara, the majority of the time, people say things like, “Hi, Barb”? Immediately,Continue reading “Can we refer to her as Anne Laney?”

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