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My funniest / weirdest GR experience

Having an unusual name, I often get asked about pronunciation by the facilitator ahead of time. As I’ve had 35 years of practise explaining my name to people, I now have a quick go-to when people ask: “Jessamy like Sesame, Gee like the letter”.  This usually works a treat.

However, on more than one occasion, it has resulted in the facilitator proudly introducing me by saying: “today we’ll be joined by a Graphic Recorder, Sesame.” Oops.

(Sidenote: I had a boyfriend briefly in high school who’s Mum thought my name was ‘Jasmine’ -  and he never corrected her. I’m pretty sure for the entirety of our 3 month teenage relationship she thought I was pronouncing my own name wrong).