Most people have first names that are easily missed pronounced but I have a story to tell about my last name. My name is Rachel Ducharme. My last name is pronounced “do” “sharme”
Now I’ve gotten my name pronounce “Do” “Charm” “Do” “charm” “me” and plenty others but there was one day where my name was butchered so much that I can never forget.
So I swim! And I had just done really well and got first place in a event. So I had to go up on the podium in front of a lot of people.
It was my first time ever getting first and I knew my mom would be recording the whole thing. I was literally jumping up and down from excitement on the top of this podium.
Ready to get my ribbon and then enjoy my win. Suddenly the announcer announced people’s names starting from 6th to 1st.
So after getting through everyone’s else’s it was my time for my name to be put down in history (not really but it seemed like it then) so as i was ready for everybody to hear the name of
the person who beat the announcer said “Ra” “Chal” “Dusch” (like Duschbag) “cha” “re” “me”
RA-CHAL DUSCH-CHAL-RE-ME !
HOW THE FUCK DID THEY GET THAT FROM RACHEL DUCHARME!! UMM THATS NOT MY NAME.
SO NOW EVERYBODY IS LAUGHING AT MY NAME INCLUDING MY TEAM AND NOW I JUST WANT YO GET OFF THE PODIUM BUT I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL PICTURES ARE OVER AND AT THIS POINT I WANT TO DROWN MYSELF IN THE
POOL OF SORROWS IN FRONT OF ME. MY MOM HAS NOW GOT IN ON VIDEO AND YEAH. YOU CAN SEE MY FACE JUST GO BLANK AND DIE.
So yeah that’s my story