We’ve been married for 10 years, 2 months, and 24 days.  Last night I learned something completely new about Ches.  I had NO idea, and I NEVER would have expected this.

Ches gives out a fake name when at restaurants and the like.  He is so tired of the same conversation whenever he makes an order. It goes a little something like this:

Ches:  I’d like a Venti Hot Chocolate and a blueberry muffin, please.

barista:  Your name?

Ches:  Ches.

barista:  Chet?

Ches: no, Ches.

barista:  Jeff?

Ches:  No, Ches.

barista:  Chase?

As you can see, this can go on for a while.  So he started giving a fake name.

barista;  Your name?

Ches:  Ricky.

Apparantly, he just says the first name that comes to him.  He said once it was even some hispanic name.  Yeah, because he looks like a Latino!  heh.  He said it’s just easier and no one ever makes a mistake with Joe or Andy or something.  He’s just really surprised I haven’t been doing it most of my life.

Seriously, I had no idea.  This is so not like him.  It’s just cracking me up.  He’s actually a really funny guy, but most people don’t get to see this side of him.

8 responses to “Alias

  1. Hi!

    I just found your blog, again, and I wanted to drop you a note.

    Funny about Ches.

    I totally agree about the 115 degree weather. And whoever made up the “dry heat” thing was just stupid. (Ah, it’s good to be back in Idaho where it was 78 outside on my inlaws’ deck this afternoon).

    June and I plan on coming to Tempe in the fall. Maybe we can get together? It all depends on prices of plane tickets, but I’ll keep you updated.

    Go Vandals!


  2. hahahahahaha…

    a barrister is an english lawyer

    a barista is what I am at starbucks

    I am amused.

    I had a friend order the “Texas Ranger” hot dog at a local hot dog place, and he gave Chuck Norris as his name. The girl at register didn’t even acknowledge it. But when they called out “A Texas Ranger for Chuck Norris!!!!” it was hilarious.

    p.s. this is erica on lura’s computer

  3. Hey Erica, you ever heard of signing in with your own name? It is possible, you know. I figured it couldn’t have been Lura because she is never rude or condescending when leaving comments. You almost always are, even if you don’t mean to be.

  4. I guess there are annoyances to having an uncommon name as well as to having a very common name (well, for my age group my name is common — that’s even worse, having a “fad” name). Um, so, this is about Ches, not me. I thought this was pretty funny. Go Ches! Er, I mean Ricky?

  5. That is so funny! I give out fake names a lot too. I always get:
    “What is your name?”
    “I mean your first name.”
    “No, Timber, like a tree falling.”

    I haven’t tried Latino names yet though. That could be fun 😉

  6. Hilarious!

    As a part of his job Paul often uses an alias for casework. (security reasons.) So we’ve brainstormed some fun ones Ches is free to us if he would like:

    Max Power (any Simpsons fans out there?)
    Manuel Labor (say it a few times — heehee!)

    dang, that’s all I can remember… gotta get back to the babies. Thanks for making me smile on this not-going-as-planned MONDAY!!!

  7. Dad always used “Bell” because SorBello was just too complicated.
    And given all the years I was in customer service, I never bothered with my last name when leaving phone messages for people. It was just too many syllables. I should have started using an alias, since it’s amazing how often I’d get people thinking my first name was “Marie” and my last name was “Suh”.

  8. Sorry I was out of the loop and didn’t see this sooner. I laughed! Dad’s never done this because, well, with a name like Keith… but I can see him doing it. Just like Ches. This is the same guy I first met at Ricks–I could see it was there, that same dry sense of humor. [And I know, I hardly ever *get it*]

    Loved Manuel Labor & the Chuck Norris story, too!

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