Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Meeting New People
Not too many other people are named Rocky, but it seems I have the same conversation with people fairly regularly. They say, "Oh, my friend's named Rocky, too." The I ask if it's his real name since that's what I get asked a few times a month, and usually the answer is 'no.' Then recently a young woman told me that her friend's real name wasn't Rocky, but that it was his American name. This Rocky had adopted the moniker after emigrating here from overseas when he was very young, at about the time the first Rocky movie came out. He didn't understand the movies at all, but loved Sylvester Stallone. I asked her what this Rocky's last name was, and she said, "Kim." This particular Rocky sounds like a pretty cool guy.