i listen to this radio station as i carry myself to the the office everyday. one day, they came up with this segment where listeners call the station and just say the complete name of the first person they have slept with. the segment was a bit off for a radio show having that time slot. nonetheless, it remained its promise of being really entertaining.
i heard a number of names. some were popular, while others were just so complete that they even included the middle name of that person.
it just amazes me how names could give an idea who the person is, beyond matters of simple identification; and even to the fact, that some of us would really exert the effort of knowing such person right to the very minute details or to the opposite extreme end of not minding at all.
as i listen to the show, i then asked myself what if i hear a familiar name: a friend, an acquaintance, a relative, a family member or even my name perhaps, how will i react?
luckily, i didn't.
but then, after the show ended, i imagine how these people, who called in, have to hold and carry that person's name for the rest of their lives; or realizing how much value they have put to that person during that time until now. not that it really matters and life changing, but there are just some, whose names have already been tagged to another person, whom s/he (possibly) will never meet again. chance association, as some people call it.
later that night, i went for a drink with another friend in timog. somewhere along the stream of our conversation, i wasn't able to stop myself from asking and raising the same topic to him.
"whats the complete name, including the middle name of the person, whom you first slept with?"
there was a long thinking silence. i noticed his eyes moved from upper left to right, as if trying to look and pick the answer above his head. then he said, "i could only remember the first name."
"or at least, the first name he told you his first name was, right?"
"something like that."
then we both laughed.
we later agreed on a silly theory that is it possible to determine the level of promiscuity or sentimentality of a person basing from how s/he recalls the name of the person who s/he first slept with?
the accurate s/he is, the more we can say that the person is sentimental and vise versa.
good thing i still remember mine, including the middle name: J.C.B. AKO NA!!! hahaha!
now, someones thinking. hahaha!