Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

Names are hard

Some people are good with names. My father is not one of those people. Today I tried to have a conversation about Guardians of the Galaxy with him and this happened...

Me: Oh hey, I meant to tell you, guess what I pre-ordered?

DaddyEldritch: What?

Me: Guardians of the Galaxy! :D

DaddyEldritch: ...what?

Me: ...Guardians of the Galaxy?

DaddyEldritch: *confused*

Me: That movie I took you to go see? That you LOVED? With the talking raccoon?

DaddyEldritch: Oh! Yeah, that was a good movie, I liked Rocky the raccoon.

Me: ...Rocket.

DaddyEldritch: Yeah. Rocky the raccoon.

Me: *long pause* Can you name the other characters?

DaddyEldritch: I liked the big guy. Jack? Uh. And Glamorous Girl? The tree guy. Brute. No. Grout? Grout.


Me: ...Wow.

DaddyEldritch: Where are you going?

Me: I have to go tell the internet.

DaddyEldritch: *not even listening anymore* Okay, tell them I say "hi".

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