Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Uncle Matt

After I graduated from Highschool, there were a few of my teachers who told me that I could call them by their first name. I think that I tried a few times, but I could never get myself to do it. It just seemed wrong.

In fact, to this day, most people who are older than me, I still call "Mr." or "Mrs." Whatever their name is. Maybe it is how I was raised, or maybe I just have trouble with change... I don't know. I have even noticed that there are teachers that I have worked with that I won't call by their first name. Whatever it is, I know that some small part of it is a desire to show respect.

Well, now there are students who I have taught and now they have graduated. And I am trying to get them to call me Matt. Some of them are taking to it really quickly.

Last week I spent some time in Orlando with some of my former students, and I am not sure how it happened, but I suddenly became Uncle Matt.

And that is OK with me. See ya later kiddies!


  1. Say it, Pauly!....SAAYYY IITTT! "Matt"!!

    (Wait...what are you calling me? Have you called me anything in two weeks? I don't think you have...hmm)

  2. You can call me Mr. Olsen if it makes you feel better but I prefer Rodney. :)

  3. Of course its you!

    What other (almost) adults would call me uncle Matt?


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