Someone called the other day. I answered the phone and a male voice said "Hello Paula darling, what are you doing?" I replied that I was just saying good bye to our house guests, Zazel and Robert. The voice said "Ok, call me back" and hung up. I have no idea who it was.
Based on the "Paula darling", Tom and I tried in vain to figure out who it could have been. Oscar calls me darling but he has a Spanish accent so it wasn't him, ditto for Jamie but substitute Southern for Spanish. Mark! it must have been Mark. I called Mark and it he said "No, it wasn't me, besides, I call you Miss Jo or sweetie darling". I relayed this to Tom and we started to go through a list of things that my friends call me and that I call them. It brought a smile to my face and, at times, made us both laugh.
Make yourself chuckle and go through your list and please, feel free to post in the comments. I would love to hear your names.
Here are some of mine.
Punkin', Poopsie (both from my mom)
My neighbors called me Paula Jane (not my middle name) and Poolah.
Cousins Sue and Amy call me Paula Walla.
Gerbil and Jerkling (one of my favs) are names from gradeschool.
Marie, Zipper and PJ are from highschool.
Paula Jo, Miss Jo and P Jo came about when I worked for another Paula J. She didn't like being called old or big (she was neither) Paula so the people I worked with started to call me Paula Jo after Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty.
Spock (I'm very logical)
My names for friends.....
I call Oscar Puppy or Perrito.
Bob is Bab
Chad has several names-Chadley Chadlington, Chaddykins, Hunny Bunny and Wonder Twin.
Danielle is Dani
Dawn is Sushi or Lady D
and naturally there are the honey's, sweeties, darlings etc.
We give our friends endearing names that only we call them and they stick.
If I don't recognize a voice I know who's calling by how they address me.
Except for this time. Paula darling was too vague..........
If whoever called is reading this, please call back. I would love to talk to you.