Any Other Nickname

Story Sent in by Albert:

Clara called me "Crazy Al" whenever she mentioned my name during our date at a restaurant. It wouldn't have been a big deal, aside from the fact that I never asked her to call me "Crazy Al" and she added it to every one of her statements.

She'd say, "So, Crazy Al, how was your day?"

"It was fine, thanks. Yours?"

"It was fine, Crazy Al. Just fine. What are you doing tomorrow, Crazy Al?"

Things went along like that for a couple of minutes before I decided to call her "Silly Clara."

I introduced her new and improved name with, "What looks good to you on the menu, Silly Clara?"

I thought she'd consider it playful and play along. Instead, she said, "Don't call me that."

"Why not?"

"Kids in school used to call me that. Don't call me that."

"Fine. Then stop calling me 'Crazy Al.'"

She said, "Were you teased, too?"


"Then I'll call you Crazy Al. As to what looks good to me on the menu, Crazy Al, I like the–"

"Can I call you 'Wacky Clara'?"


"'Crazy Clara'?"

"No. Just don't call me anything."

"Then stop calling me 'Crazy Al.'"

"No! Crazy Al! Crazy Al! Crazy Al! Crazy Al! Crazy Al! Crazy Al! Crazy Al! Crazy Al!" She gave a self-satisfied little smile at the end of her enlightening speech.

I said, "If you call me that one more time, I'll leave."

"Crazy Al!"

I left her there. Wasn't going to let myself get walked all over by someone who clearly had issues to get over. First and last date.


  1. Good god, why are people so immature these days? Did a pedophile write this? Because I'm having a hard time believing that someone of dating age would act this way...

  2. Good for you, Crazy Al

  3. "I can call you Betty, and Betty when you call me, you can call me Al!" But don't call me Crazy Al, Betty. I'm serious.

    *Paul Simon and Chevy Chase dance through playing saxophone and trumpet*

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  5. Op, You should have said yes to being teased in school that way she would have stopped calling you crazy al! or you should have keep calling her silly clara! that would have stopped her. hello it was a game! duh!

    1. I love you Blue Blue, you always bring the conversation to a new level.....

    2. Thank you The Architect! lol!!!! =)

  6. You should have called her third degree burn Clara, then lit her on fire.

    1. This made me so happy I probably need psychiatric help.


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