A Maddeningly Short Name

| VA, USA | Children, Siblings

(My five-year-old brother has a huge fever and a high heart rate after what we thought was a little cold. We take him into the ER and are talking to the nurse when this exchange happens.)

Nurse: “Can you tell me your name?”

Brother: “[Shortened Version of name].”

Nurse: “Okay, is it [Full Version of name]?”

Brother: *deadpan* “Only when they’re mad at me.”

(It took a second for the nurse to compose himself to continue checking him over. I, however, was doubled over laughing as my mom just shook her head.)

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