Monday, May 16, 2011

Adventures in Nametagging: Airplanes & Alcohol

“Acts of friendliness in moments of anonymity.”

That’s why I wear a nametag:

To invite people to join me, to remind the world that face to face is making a comeback and to create spontaneous moments of authentic human interaction infused with a spirit of humor, playfulness and connection.

And if a picture is worth a thousand words, a nametag is worth a thousand stories.

Here are my most recent adventures:
DAY 3,819: Today my flight attendant noticed my nametag and said, “I wish all my passengers wore nametags – that way I wouldn't have to say sir!” The crazy part is, there are still people who call me sir. Even when my name is staring right back at them. I always wonder if they’re being polite or just oblivious.

DAY 3,820: Today the woman sitting across the isle from me skipped right past the introduction and said, “I just wanted to say that I think the nametag thing is brilliant. Everyone should wear them. Great idea.” It’s amazing: Some people just get it faster than others.

DAY 3,839: Today my girlfriend and I walked passed an outdoor pub. A woman wearing sunglasses that were too big for her face noticed us. And in one of those voices that was audible enough to hear, but not directed to us personally, she said: “Hey look! Scott is wearing a nametag so when his girlfriend gets drunk, she won’t forget his name.” Very funny. But while this kind of story happens a lot, it doesn’t really bother me. Drunk people get the laugh once – I get the laugh forever.

What was your best nametag related adventure?

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author, Speaker, Publisher, Artist, Mentor

Never the same speech twice.
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