December 11th, 2008

I had a great conversation with a client about her egomaniacal ex-husband yesterday. I’ll call him Donald.

witchypoo: “You have a daughter.”

client: “Yes. Donalda.”

witchypoo: (starting to lose it) “Don’t tell me. Your son’s name is Donald.”

client: “Yes.”

witchypoo: “I can top that. I once had a boyfriend (Eric) who had sons named Tommy and Eric. After I kicked his sorry behind to the curb, he married a woman and had more children. The boy was Eric, and the girl was Erica. I can only imagine poor Tommy, introducing himself and his half-siblings (as in an old tv show, Newhart) ‘Hi. I’m Tommy.This is my brother Eric, and this is my other brother Eric. And this here is my sister Erica.’ .”

At this point, we were both helpless with laughter. She admitted that she was pretty embarrassed when he insisted on naming their daughter after him, in addition to the son. She was starting to get some perspective on the situation.

witchypoo: “Please ask in your divorce agreement that he not traumatize your children by naming any more offspring after himself.”

The reason it was a great conversation is that it totally underlined to her what a dillweed her ex really is, and how much better off she is to move on without him.

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19 Responses to “Remember Newhart?”

Ree Says:

witchypoo – doing good with subtlety and laughter.

One of the Darryls played the Sheriff in True Blood on HBO. When I told Mr. Hot “That’s one of the Darryls!” he gave me this really strange look and I had to explain the whole thing.


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lceel Says:

Witchy, you are the best. That was hilarious and, oh, so on the money.

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rummuser Says:

Wichypoo, you have surpassed yourself. The benchmark height has just been raised a few notches and you will find it difficult to over take this one.

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Angella Says:

I TOTALLY remember Newhart!

My Brother-in-law used to date a girl named Linda. Her twin sister’s name was…wait for it…Lynn.


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Jenny Says:

Hey, George Foreman named every one of his kids after himself. To me that means he’s COOL. ugh

I loved Newhart… and have actually caught a couple of episodes on TVLand a few weeks ago.

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Karen Says:

My hub has a daughter named Rebecca Ann. My daughters are Rebecca Jean and Emily Ann. Emily used to introduce her sisters “this is my sister Rebecca, and my other sister Rebecca.” hahahaha

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Krissa Says:

Newhart was a classic! And you nailed the conversation. Isn’t it neat when you can pass on good advise without even pointing out what is obvious to you?

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warriorwoman Says:

You know I had hoped you would enjoy your new job – it would appear I worried for nothing.

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Talina Says:

Sounds like you were a great support to her and you were able to do it in a non depressing way. Go you!

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teeni Says:

Oh, Witchypoo – you are awesome on so many levels. This gets stumbled.

Heather Says:

This is too much!
Like the other commenter, I caught a couple of episodes of Newhart a few weeks ago. They just don’t make quality TV anymore.

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Coast Rat Says:

You DO have some amazing client experiences, and it is good that you have laughter while doing it.

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old knudsen Says:

I remember those brothers and never thought anyone could be that retarded and backwards until I came here. Everyone should be called Old Knudsen.

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Memarie Lane Says:

Brad really wanted Max to be a junior, but I put my foot down. And when we found out Odessa was a girl, since we knew this would be our last child, he tried (jokingly) to get me to name her junior, or Claytonia (his first name is actually Clayton).

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iamthediva Says:

Priceless. That is awesome.

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Cat Says:

Only way this story would be better is if she had divorced him BEFORE he named their daughter Donalda. What.the.hell.????

Psychic Says:

It would be more disappointing for the kids too having their half-siblings named the same as they were reminding them they have a broken family. It’s a really sad situation if they’ll go together.

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Tom Smith Says:

Wow, naming a son after yourself is enough, but a daughter too? Talk about confusing.

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kailani Says:

Wait, he had 2 sons named Eric? How did they know which one they were referring to? Eric 1 and Eric 2?