Disclosure: I don’t mean to make light of a serious subject; it was just that the forthrightness and suddenness of the following was rather funny.
My ballroom teacher was taking roll by calling out each student’s name. She calls out, “Janet Nichols. Are you here, Janet?”
“Yeah, but don’t worry about memorizing that name. I just finished up a divorce last semester and I’m still trying to get it changed. You can call me Janet Smith.”
“….Thanks for being here, Janet.”