The Other Side of the World: what's petty?

Sunday, April 22, 2007

what's petty?

Two big, fast boys both wiggling past anterior lips, within 24 hours of each other since I last wrote. I'm beginning to think my midwife plans educational theme days for me. Or the universe. Or whoever's in charge of these things.
Since then I've played the much-loved midwifery game called cross-fingers-and-tempt-fate by travelling 2 hours away to entertain visitors. I was packing to leave as I got a call that someone was edging their way into labour. So now I'm safely back at home eating risotto and waiting. Round one, me. As I was sitting here, Jane came by with a birth annoucement in the newspaper thanking her, and one thanking me right next to it. Lovely synchroncity, that.
You know what's petty?
. . . . here's a hint. . . If I'm ever your midwife and you want to thank me publicly. . . you might want to spell my name correctly.
(note to self, do not give future child name with silent h at the end)


Anonymous Ru said...

Dear Mianh,

I'm sorry to hear about the petty thing.

You know my boss and a co-worker who have known me for 2.5 years still spell my name incorrectly sometimes.

So do other people. So I just ignore.

The "h" is not silent, but I guess some ears don't hear it.

I hope you'll cheer up soon.

Take care,


4:36 PM  
Blogger kris said...

what a gorgeous picture!

i get the name spelling thing too, mine is a german spelling of an otherwise common name, my relatives still don't spell it right.

9:48 AM  

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