What REALLY caught my eye though, was the fact that Junior's name had been misspelled. For instance, (since this is an anonymous blog) his name was scribble down as JUSTIS instead of JUSTICE.
A bit later, after getting the homework phase of our afternoon completed, the kids went out to play and I started getting dinner ready....and then it hit me! My husband was once an idiot like that too! But he was an even BIGGER idiot, because he thought he could play stupid, not use his brain even a little bit....AND GET AWAY WITH IT!!!?! Dumbass! My bullshit-o-meter is much to good for the likes of him.
Here's the crux of it.
Fred went through a phase where he SPELLED MY NAME WRONG. You got it! Your mouth is hanging wide open right now isn't it!?! And to make it even MORE insulting, this wasn't even when we were dating, getting to know eachother, or "warming up". This series of fuck ups happened over the course of SEVERAL YEARS, after we'd already been married for a while. I wanted to administer a crushing blow to the nads every fucking time I would see "DarcIE" written down, rather than "DarcY".
Fred, you fucking derelict, my name ends in a Y, not and IE. And if you ever think that I'm going to spread faster than hot butter for you EVER AGAIN, you will get that shit straight!!!
But he didn't.
And I would just continue to show my disgust and irritation.
And he would still "forget" every now and then.
And the cycle would continue.
UNTIL the day that he wrote JUSTIS instead of JUSTICE on our son's paperwork.
I. HAD. A. F-I-T.
There was screaming, name calling, arms were waving....it was UGLY. It basically got down to this primary point... "If I matter, if your son matters, and IF THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE MATTER, you will spell our names correctly, or this charade is OVER."
My name is spelled correctly EVERY time now. And Fred pays must more careful attention to the way he spells people's names.