Saturday, October 14, 2006

Call Names

We have at the place I work the concept of a “call name”. Simply put, it’s the name you use to call someone you’re meeting for the first time. It’s visible on your ID badge and so it saves a lot of awkward situations involving having to address someone new whom you meet. For most people, their call name is the same as their first name. (For example, mine’s “Arnold”.) However, it could be just about anything you want it to be. I really like the thought of this.

I’d like to change mine to something like Dumee. So that’s the first thing any girl coming up to me will say.

Girl: Hi, Dumee!
Me: Sure, my place or yours?

Or I could make it Youlookcutetonight-Ithinkiminlovewithyourtushy. But I think that’s a little too obvious. And I’m not really sure hypens are allowed.


Bheekling said...

huhuhuhahaaahahahahahahaah :D

mullingovermythoughts said...

at first sight i read it as dummy more than do me... was the pun intended or did i just lose the punchline???

Arnold said...

mullingovermythoughts - yeah, it was intended to be read both ways.. but the main thing was the "do me" angle...

Rachel said...

There is a cartoon here that is called "Hey Arnold". The main character Arnold has a head shaped like a football.
Anyone ever called you Football Head?

Arnold said...

rachel - No, i haven't... There's an animated series called "Family Guy" where the son has a head shaped like a football (as opposed to a soccer ball)..