Discussing Oops

by Melinda Locke

Bad enough the baby was an accident. Did they have to name him Oops? We were talking about him over dinner – Carmela was the most upset. “That poor kid,” she said. “With a name like Oops, his life’s gonna be so stupid.” I think Carmela’s life is pretty stupid – she’s an opinionated bore – but I didn’t say anything.


Melinda Locke speaks before she thinks.