What's in a Name?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet," said Juliet Capulet. But judging someone by their name can get you in hot water.

What’s In A Name?

 

-I met her on match.com.

 

-That’s cool, what’s her name?

 

-Lakeesha.

 

-Black girl, huh?

 

-No…why would you think that?

 

-Well, her name just sounds…

 

-That’s pretty racist.

 

-I didn’t mean anything by it. Does she have her own place?

 

-No, she lives at her dad’s huge estate.

 

-Cool, what does her dad do?

 

-He’s a retired NBA player.

 

-So…he’s white?

 

-What is it with you and color?

 

-Well, you tell me your new girlfriend is Lakeesha and her dad played in the NBA.

 

-And that’s supposed to mean she’s black?  What if she was black? Isn’t what’s on the inside more important than what’s on the outside?  I wish you were more accepting.

 

-Chill man…I am.  What’s her last name?

 

-Takahashi.

 

-Is she…never mind.

 

 

 


Submitted: April 11, 2020

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