Reasons why sparrowhawks should be called Edward
It's not surprising. If a sparrowhawk wants more success, it should rename itself Edward or Marmaduke, something that gives the sparrows no clue. With a name like Sparrowhawk, it might as well announce its approach with a megaphone and a big sign saying, 'Say your prayers, little sparrows. Here come my claws.'
|Hm ... perhaps Norman? Philip? Percy?|
Imagine if humans did the same so that, instead of being called Colin or Jake, people who broke into others' houses were called Burglar or Thief, or those who attacked others on the streets and stole their phones were named Mugger or Pickpocket.
It would make life so much easier and the police would be able to put their feet up and brew a cuppa.
'Oh hi. Welcome to the team here at Financial Solutions. First day here?'
'Yes, I'm the new assets manager. I'm looking forward to working with you.'
'What's your name?'
'Okay, well, thanks for taking on the cleaning job in our country mansion.'
'No worries. You can trust me with all these valuables.'
'Good, good. What did you say your name was?'
'Right, son, welcome to your first day at Fred's Garage as an apprentice.'
'Thanks, mate. I'm looking forward to working with the cars.'
'What did you say your name was?'
I honestly don't know why I haven't had a call from the Home Office, bearing in mind all my innovative ideas for improving the crime rate.