Riddle me this

So, I am at the reference desk, and a woman walks by the desk, pausing at the nameplate that lists "Andrea Griffith" as the reference librarian, and stands with a bemused expression. I asked if I could help, no, she says, "I am just looking at your name. Your parents must have an incredible sense of humor."

Is there something no one is telling me?

Published by Andrea Y. Griffith

owner of browsers. former librarian. wife. mother to two tweens and the cutest labradoodle in the world.

5 thoughts on “Riddle me this

  1. I just shared your story with my co-worker and she said “Andy Griffith?” However, I consider that pretty far reaching and I would have NEVER made that connection. Plus, it is your married name. Silly woman!


  2. Andy Griffith is also what I thought. I get Melanie Griffith frequently. Stars’ names stick in people’s heads. Next time you can tell the person that you were named after Andy, as your parents admired him so much. :0 My girls have taught me to arm myself with comments to throw people on the defensive rather than merely be abashed. PS I’m proud that you’re a Griffith! Mendy (A blended name formed from Andy and Melanie)


  3. I must admit I was very perplexed at the comment myself but then last night the Andy Griffith thing popped in my head. I thought I was so clever to have thought of it but apparently Amanda is one step ahead of me!! Oh well. I am also in aggreement with anna. That is your married name. She is obviously not very bright herself. And who says such a thing to a perfect stranger anyway? Love you prego! Thinking of you often


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