You can choose your friends, you can choose your career, but you can’t choose your last name (at least, not easily). This policeman probably wishes he could, though.
The officer recently appeared in a special program about the impact of budget cuts on local police forces, according to a report from Plymouth Live, and despite the serious nature of the subject matter viewers couldn’t look past his name. Before long, PC Rob Banks (yes, that’s his real name) was taking the internet by storm.
“And the award for policeman name of the year 2019 goes to...,” an Australian Twitter user wrote.
The tweet gathered 11,000 likes in a matter of hours and inspired others to share their own witty quips about Officer Banks’ hilariously unfortunate name. Despite making his rounds online, Banks hasn’t gotten in on the banter. Surely he’s heard it all before, though.