After my last post, I owe you a short one. Yes, go ahead and do your happy dance.
Sometimes names fit occupations like spandex fits skin. In fact, the correlation makes one wonder: Do individuals choose a vocation because of their names?
The following are examples of physicians I—or acquaintances—have encountered.
Dr. Go, a gastroenterologist. Self-explanatory.
Dr. Sharp, a surgeon. Ditto.
Dr. Seaman, a urologist. (Hehe, semen, hehe…)
Dr. Urich, another urologist.
The name itself (pronounced Yer-ick) is not so unusual, nor the fact that he toiled as a pee-pee doctor. But when one considers he named his two daughters Ann and Polly, the chuckles begin. And the cruelty. Why?
Anuric (i.e., Ann Urich) means the inability to urinate. Polyuric (i.e., Polly Urich) means the excessive production of urine.
Well, at least the two sisters balance each other out.
Dr. Hacker, a general practitioner.
This physician introduced himself to my postpartum sister like this: “Hi, I’m Dr. Dick Hacker, and I’m here to do your son’s circumcision.”
How about you? Anybody you used to know whose name matched their occupation? Or perhaps their character?
Note: The reason this post has Foolishness in the title is because today is a certain blogger’s birthday, and many of us want to give this cool Guap his due props. Happy Birthday, El Guapo! Hope it’s a good one!