By elsatheannoyed - 12/11/2014 04:34 - United States - Santa Clara
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My name is Sarah, and no, I don't like to cook. I also don't care if you like me. My middle name isn't Lee either. Op, there are worse things people can say to you. Some people don't realize how very unoriginal certain jokes are. Everyone thinks they're funny. Laugh it off. "Everyone doesn't like something, but nobody doesn't like Sara Lee."
My name is Philistine. In Arabic, it's pronounced "Fa-la-steen" as in the Arabic word for Palestine. Try traveling to visit family in Jerusalem with that name! I get put in the interrogation box every time. I always get asked, "Why were you named Palestine?" As if I had a choice. I made the mistake of asking a soldier once, "Would you like for me to change it to Israel? Or West Bank?" I was almost deported. I also get frisked at every checkpoint and have to go through extra security at the Ben Gurion Airport... Not to mention that a "Philistine" in the Bible has the connotation of being stupid and inflexible.
#113 Sarah is a really common name though. So I think it'd be tiring for people to keep repeating the same thing to the same people. I know 3 Sarahs in my grade another 2 or so from the past, it's pretty hard to make fun of a name that's so common you almost don't get the joke
#127: There's no such thing as a special passport for anyone of Palestinian decent who is entering Israel. Especially if your name means "Palestine." And, were I to change my name, I'm already in the system. Believe me, they know more about me than I do. They were asking me me about relatives that I didn't even know I had. (Like my dad's cousin who died 10yr before I was even born.)
One, Elsa is an amazingly amazing name regardless of the movie. Two, those people should grow up.
Yeesh, people are making jokes even here about your name and the movie. People, she doesn't like it!
Really? That would make you snap? Do harmless jokes really affect you people so much? I'm guessing yes, based on the reaction to my comment. That's pretty sad if you let silly jokes get the better of you. The people who let that sort of nonsense slide off their backs grow to be the strongest. It's exactly this kind of ridiculous hypersensitivity that has allowed the "political correctness" bullshit movement to flourish.
I wouldn't go so far as to call this bullying, either. I've been in a similar situation when I was in public, and possibly a bit of Catholic school (Hell on Earth, ironically), where my name was easy to make up some childish rhyme. Looking back on it, you could see how bad the rhyme actually was (I am not going to say it), but it's the fact that it happened almost every day for years until I repressed at least half of my childhood that I feel sympathy for Elsa (OP), so I know what it feels like. It's why I said I'd snap if this happened to me over some movie.
Do you wanna build a snowman, do you wanna run and play? Such a catchy song. That and let it go. Disney is still entertaining to me.