- Child's Full Name
- Child's Age
- Phone Number
So yesterday I'm fielding tons of calls, going through my name-age-number spiel with the mommies and then I get a phone call that wasn't from a rude patron or anything but made my head explode.
I get a mother on the phone who wants to sign her child up for whatever and I bust out the appropriate sheet to write the information on. Ask the name, she tells me, I write it down. Ask the phone number, she rattles it off, I write it down. Ask the age, she said thirty-one months and I just stutter "Um, thirty-one months..." and she replies "Yup, thirty-one months..." I say okay, ask her if she wants to register for anything else, she says no, I tell her to have a nice day and hang up.
WHO SAYS THEIR CHILD IS THIRTY-ONE MONTHS OLD?!!?!!!!!
That child is over two and a half years old, why the hell do you need to refer to it's age in months?!? I don't understand. If I started telling people that I'm three hundred and sixty-four months old they would look at me like I was crazy.
I know this is such a stupid thing to be annoyed with but I think once your child is past eleven months, that they are a year and X months. Why refer to them in months? Who started this month thing? Am I overreacting? Does anyone else think it's ridiculous?
Sorry. I needed to rant about this. I'll end my rant here.