I was playing volleyball with a few girls one night. They are in high school. We always have at least two girls with names that are the same.
So as we were playing, there were two girls on the same team with the name of J. Hall and J. Smith. People would call out their first name and confusion would ensue. Which doesn't usually lead to many points or a winning game.
Finally, J. Hall says to J. Smith, "We should come up with some nicknames so we won't get confused." And I in my infinite wisdom, butted in and said, "You (J. Hall) could be Hall, and you (J. Smith) could be Oates."
And they both looked at me expectantly, but cluelessly.
At which point I realized.
I am old.