This really deserves more attention, and it’s going to get it one day soon, but today’s going to be “Names You Just Can’t Make Up” Friday. Feel free to join me. I won’t do it every week, but today’s sub-specialty will be names that fit the occupation.
Now we’ve all heard of doctors whose names are too crazy to be real, but here are a few that –on my solemn honor—I have witnessed to be true.
An optometrist named Dr. Wink.
A urologist named Dr. Philpott.
An orthopedist named Dr. Bonebrake.
I kid you not.
On this last trip home from Pittsburgh we stopped to see “Historic Richmond, Indiana”. Cute town, and I spotted two signs of significance:
Dr. Jon Tinkle, Chiropractor, and “Craig, Kelley and Faultless – Personal Injury Attorneys”. Really, though, with a name like Faultless, what other business makes sense?
We recently had a local man running for office whose name was Luter. Don’t politicians have enough trouble?
One recent day a student returned a book to the school library where I volunteer. The title: Inline Skating. The author? Steve Glidewell. And as my close personal friend (as if) Dave Barry would say, I swear I am not making this up.