Sorry, no missing person post this week either...
Over the years, I have been referred to by many names other than my own.
And yes, I can even include some on this blog.
Omitting "Slamdunk" because it does not have a good story behind it, here are a few:
Somehow in college, I became a fraternity member. I am not fraternity material, and would look dreadful wearing a toga similar to those of the party guys in Animal House.
In any event, I was a frat boy for my undergraduate years and served as president during my junior year.
My secret to rising to the top of a "greek" organization?
Outstanding leadership and organizational skills? Great mobilizing of resources? Superb motivational speaker?
Umm, well, no, no, and no.
I think I was the "go-to" guy at the frat because I was actually sober at the parties and social events.
Once that I was seen as "responsible," the "Monsignor" nickname was given and I took over as president soon after.
I finished first in my police academy class in running and fitness. When I hit the streets with my training officers, being the Running Man earned me the job of "designated foot chaser" of fleeing criminals, while the older smarter officers drove or watched--keeping their uniforms clean and dry.
I always seem to have a keychain full of keys. I have keys for vehicles, houses, deposit boxes, shed locks, and probably, if I looked at each key, a few that I don't remember what they open. As such, an officer that I worked with (now a police commander), tagged me with the custodial nickname.
So that guy walking past you with the loud jingle--that may be me "The Janitor."
I also do have two nicknames that I aspire to earn, but it is a work in progress:
I think this is such a diverse moniker--it can create images ranging from a football star to an eclectic musician. Plus, George from Seinfeld made "T-Bone" an all time classic.
Trophy Husband/Arm Candy
I can dream can't I?
Do you have a unique nickname?
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