out of the running for father of the year

When I was in California a few weeks ago, I mailed Clementine a letter. This is the voicemail I received from Linette, telling me that she’d received it… I felt like shit. I have dyslexia, but still. No one should misspell their daughter’s name.

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11 Comments

  1. Ol' E Cross
    Posted March 17, 2008 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    At least you didn’t accidentally address the card with the name of one of the children from one of your many, secret, polygamist marriages to women in other states.

    Let me tell you, THAT makes for a rather awkward homecoming…

  2. mark
    Posted March 17, 2008 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    In my defense, it is a rather complicated name. Ten letters is a lot.

  3. Paw
    Posted March 17, 2008 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Can I guess the spelling?

    Was it, “Klebenton”?

    Am I close?

  4. Hillary
    Posted March 17, 2008 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    My father has never spelled my name right and I turned out just fine. All was forgiven when I saw a check for my brother, Jacob, written to Jack. Just start misaddressing all your letters and she won’t think anything of it.

  5. Chelsea
    Posted March 17, 2008 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Teachers and classmates could find “Clementine” a little tricky, anyway. It might not be the worst idea to think about a nickname for the kid before school begins. “Tina,” “Clem,” maybe; “Cammi…”

  6. Referer Spam
    Posted March 17, 2008 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    If you’d called her L. Ronette like the people at the center told you to when they gave you the frozen “sample” everything would be clearer.

  7. John on Forest
    Posted March 17, 2008 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Don’t worry too much about it Marc

  8. Posted March 18, 2008 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    If this is your worst offense as a parent, Marque, you’re doing really well!

  9. mark
    Posted March 18, 2008 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Yeah, it could have been a lot worse.

  10. Stig
    Posted March 18, 2008 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    You’re a monster. My father beat me with an axe, but he never spelled my name wrong. I feel sorry for little Cimtime.

  11. mark
    Posted March 18, 2008 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    I will pass all of your kind words along to little Kleberstine.

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