I’ll Give YOU Back to the Community!

You know what gets on my nerves? When people say they’re going to “give back to the community.” I don’t really know why it kills me so much, but it does. I mean, do people really even live in “communities” anymore? And when they say it, do they know what they’re talking about? Any time people mention charity, they say, “I’m so glad I’ve finally gotten the opportunity to give back to the community,” or worse, “Have you been looking for a way to give back to your community?” My question is, What community? And what did it give you that you’re giving back?

Don’t get me wrong, the giving part is awesome. I love giving. Giving is good. It’s very, very good. But I don’t know, just come up with a new phrase! I’m just sick of it. I’m sick of hearing it, OK?

Another thing I’m tired of? The name Jenn. Look. I know like 25% of girls in my generation are named Jennifer. That’s not their fault, and it’s a cute name if you just listen to the sound. Apparently it was so cute in the late 70s and early 80s that people couldn’t get enough of it when naming their babies. I’ve met some nice people named Jenn, and the name itself is fine — it sounds fine; I have nothing against it. But I’m just so tired of it! Everyone’s name is Jenn! Just… just… go by Jennifer, or Jenny, or Jenna, or your middle name. Sometimes I get stressed out because I currently have no close friends named Jenn, but I know it’s bound to happen, based on odds. And when it does, I’ll have to say the name all the time. I’ll call her Jenn when talking to her, introduce her as Jenn, and discuss her as “My friend Jenn,” and the whole time I’ll still be hearing about all the other Jenns in the world. I’m going to get so tired of saying and listening the word “Jenn!” I’ll be saying it in my sleep. Please! All you Jenns out there, it’s a fine name, but it’s SO done. Go by Jennifer! Please! Just give “Jenn” back to the community — maybe the community can use it.

6 Responses to I’ll Give YOU Back to the Community!

  1. Jay says:

    We had a goldfish named Jenn. She lasted a few months. Found her floating belly up and flushed her. But look on the bright side, one less Jenn to worry about.

  2. Amanda says:

    The more I say the word “Jenn” the closer it gets to losing all. Kind of like “Gherkin”. Say it enough, it becomes meaningless.

  3. Eric says:

    What about Jen, with one “n”?

  4. marcyminton says:

    No. Jen and Jenn are equally as played out.

  5. Nathan says:

    What about Ghiynne?
    What if you pronounce it ‘Bob’?

  6. marcyminton says:

    In my book, Ghiynne would be pronounced “Gee-hiney,” so yes. And Bob: Yes.

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