Miami, FL - A Miami resident didnt know that a name change
he made 3 years ago would have the repercussions it is having today. Manuel
Recounts decision to change his name from Manuel LaBor was
supposed to end his suffering as the butt of so many jokes. Thanks
to the Presidential deadlock, Manuel must suffer again.
was tired of all the manual labor jokes. Im an
accountant for crissakes," said Mr. Recount. "So
I thought Hey I can just change my name. I thought
that Manuel Recount had a nice ring to it and that people couldnt
make fun of that name. Now this whole Presidential election
deadlock has made life a living hell."
Manuel hears, "Hey, Manuel I thought you were
up in West Palm Beach," or "Whos going to win you?" about
500 times a day. Mr. Recount has also been denied service
at a local restaurant, whos owner opposes manual recounts
in the Florida Counties. Deli owner Jerry Elias said, "I
voted for Mr. Bush and I dont support any kind of recount
whatsoever especially a Manuel Recount. He wont be
getting any sandwiches in my store."
There are also other problems for Manuel. "Ill
be eating my breakfast and watching the Today show and all of a
sudden I think they are talking about me. I wonder Why
is Katie Couric mispronouncing my name, then I realize shes
not even talking about me, said Manuel.
Manuel is considering another name change. "This
time Im going to change my name completely to avoid any problems. Im
thinking a normal American name like Michael Hunt or Richard Long
might suit me better."
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