Yesterday I got an email from someone telling me not to ever use their name in one of my “stories”.
This was the second time that there was some negative feedback on something I wrote.
Both Liz and Julie suggested that in the future I change the names of the people I write about.
Makes sense to me. In fact I think I’ll enjoy finding names that suit those I memorialize in my blog.
I have to use the real names of my family, well because I want to.
dave will remain dave since I have a written document from him saying that I can write whatever I want about him.
David will remain David because not only doesn’t he give a shit what I say about him but the worse it is the better he likes it.
Now Liz has shown some displeasure about the things I write about David, and the crap he writes back in return, since as she says, “How do I explain why I’m engaged to him?”.
It is for that reason in the future Liz will be called “Muffy”. I’m fairly sure Liz, or Muffy, has 6 or 7 friends with that name so nothing can be traced definitely to her.
Susan and Allan will remain Susan and Allan because Jews like their names and Sue and I long ago made a pact to always protect each other’s feelings with our lives so there would be no reason to disguise our contacts.
Ronnie won’t mind my using her real name because other than those few years when she was a stripper, she’s got nothing to hide.
Oops, I mean Bonnie.
As of now, Elvis and Raymond will remain the names of my boys but if at some later date I am forced into witness protection or something, I’m thinking Wayne and Bullet.
BTW here’s a picture of Muffy and Marcia in Venice enjoying pizza.