Monday, March 13, 2006

Further proof I am impossible to please

'Tis the season...

The season for invitations to all the happy parties celebrating new life stages. I'm now sitting on invites for 2 baby showes, 1 bridal shower, and a wedding. Well, one baby shower invite hasn't actually arrived yet, but I know its coming.

The invites came addressed to:
Ruby Maidenname
Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Newlastname
Ruby Newlastname

The first one annoyed me because they thought they knew me well enough to invite me to a shower, they missed the fact I am married now.

The second one, although techincally proper, annoyed me because it dropped my name. Me?! How can they forget me! I'm not Kyle. I'm not Mrs. Kyle. I'm me!

The third one annoyed me on principle, because I'm still not 100% at ease with this Newlastname thing. I still have bank accounts that don't know and refuse to tell my coworkers my new name.

Clearly, no one can win in this situation.

(by the way, this is not meant to mean anything toward the folks celebrating the new life stages. Just my own issues.)


Blogger Gypsy said...

Which begs the question, why change it at all? ;-)

Note to self: When addressing Ruby's invite for the impending wedding, just use Mr. Kyle and Mrs. Ruby Newlastname or be shunned evermore.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Ruby said...

I would not publically shun. Just talk behind your back. ;-)

I never thought changing would bother me, until I did.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm just happy when the invites come with MY name on them and not P's ex-wife's.

3:59 PM  
Blogger SJS said...

try having two last names... even my mom doesn't get it right, and she did the "get pissed at the inlaws for calling her mrs. frank after she got married" thing.

3:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know I didn't change my name; thought it'd be so simple. But (older) people don't know what to call me. If they call me Mrs. J and then discover that's wrong, I get sincere apologies for something that never bothers me one way or the other. Oh well..... B

7:17 PM  

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