Wednesday, October 19, 2005

You are NOT wearing two nametags

Call me crazy, but I love going to the post office. I'm there about three times a week to mail books, check my box, and sometimes just to talk to my girls who work behind the counter. They're so sweet. They all wear nametags. And Val usually has a candy dish.

Hey, it's all about the little things.

Yesterday I stopped in to mail an order of books to Amazon. Mable called #76 and motioned me to her counter. She looked at my nametag and said, "Now Scott, why you wearin' that nametag? You workin' with kids or sumthin'?"

"No, I just wear it to make people friendlier," I replied.

"Oh, I thought you were at work or something."

"Well, technically I am. But I still just wear it for fun!"

What happened next is probably one of my all-time favorite things to do to people. I usually wear a blazer or jacket every day; that way when people don't believe I really wear a nametag all the time, I open up my coat and show them the back-up nametag on my shirt. It's both funny and necessary to show that I mean business.

"Well Mable, maybe this will clear things up..."

"Oh-my-goodness!" Mable laughed. "You are NOT wearing two nametags Scott!"

"That's right."

"Val! Did you see this boy wearin' two nametags?"

"Oh yeah," Val laughed, "That's Scott. He crazy."

Yes. Yes I am.

LET ME ASK YA THIS...

In what unique way do you show people that "you mean business"?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag
www.hellomynameisscott.com