Tuesday, August 26, 2008

When Having a Super Common Name is Fun

I have a pretty common first and last name so I am used to getting emails at my gmail account meant for someone else with my full name who also has a gmail account. There are apparently QUITE a few of us. One of us lives in Paris (lucky bitch). One of us is a doctor in California. One of us works for a well known auction house in New York. We are EVERYWHERE.

One of us is apparently invited to a bachelorette dinner in Texas this weekend as evident by the evite I mistakenly received today. Not wanting the dinner-planner to think that Sarah was just being rude and not answering the Evite, I emailed him back to say “this email was sent to be in error”. What ensued showed me that having the same name of so many other people can be QUITE entertaining (anonymized, for internet privacy purposes of course!).

On Aug 26, 2008, at 2:05 PM, Sarah Stewart wrote:
this was sent to me in error

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 3:10 PM, DJ wrote:
are you sarah?

On Aug 26, 2008, at 2:13 PM, Sarah Stewart wrote:
i am but you have the wrong sarah since i dont know any of you.

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 3:15 PM, DJ wrote:
You did have a hot black neighbor living downstairs from you on cole avenue when you lived with Brittany?

On Aug 26, 2008, at 2:16 PM, Sarah Stewart wrote:
i wish. no i live in Boston and have never heard of Brittany or this hot black neighbor.

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 3:18 PM, DJ wrote:
OMG! i'm so sorry. I thought you were joking.
Please forgive me.

On Aug 26, 2008, at 2:21 PM, Sarah Stewart wrote:
Haha it's okay! I always get emails meant for various Sarah Stewarts around the world and this one was def. one of the funnier ones.

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 3:24 PM, DJ wrote:
Just because i think it's funny here is Dallas Sarah at a dragshow.......enjoy
again sorry about mix up.

I'm so glad that Dallas Sarah seems to be a girl after my own heart!


Jenny said...

Um. This is AWESOME.

Laura said...

That is freakin funny!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL this happens to me ALL the time bc my name is even worse as jennifer williams*

I actually got an order confirmation, from the girl with my same name, who put in the wrong email on her OWN account! I called her immediately at 11p and told her about it (to stop it). You know, because 11p is the best time to make those calls. lol

*I obviously made my comment annon even though I've commented before w/my blog adddress. ;-)

Kate said...

That is hilarious!

Meg said...

That was nice of DJ to include that photo of Dallas Sarah as compensation for your inconvenience.

Anonymous said...

Oh, oh, OH. Have I got a gmail mix up story for you. And my name isn't even all that common.

My ex went to email me one day, but instead of addressing the message to mylastname.myfirstname, he reversed it.

The misaddressed email went to a woman in Philly. She responded. They conversed.

Now they date

He is moving there.


Sarah said...

HOLY CRAP! I think that story wins.

Lys said...

I'm at a loss for words. *LOL* The picture about says it all. Makes a gal think of the Palace in I think it was Saugus many moons ago...

roxy said...

Haha how much do I love this story - totally random and awesome.

Anonymous said...

Now my story about how I used to get emails for a "famous" skateboard girl from freaky preteen boys is not the littlest bit interesting.

Mrs.Preppy said...

How incredibly funny!!!!! I am Brittany! I have read you blog for the past couple months (dont know how I found it) and just saw this post today. Sarah is my best friend and David was our neighbor. So, so funny. I was there that night and I am glad that is the only picture that has surfaced.

Sarah said...

AHHH that is so funny!!!!! The blog world is a small small small place. Your friends seem super fun!