Thursday, June 09, 2011

Adventures in Nametagging: Petrol, Trademarks and Identity Problems

“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 3,848: Today a man asked my girlfriend why she wasn’t wearing a nametag. I said, "She doesn’t need one – I’m the one with identity problems.” People usually think I’m joking. Which I am. Kind of.

DAY 3,849: Today I met a three-year-old girl while waiting in line at the gas station. She turned around and said hello to me. Pointing to my nametag, I told her my name was Scott. Looking utterly confused, she asked, “Why?” Interesting question. Never really thought about it that way. So I just told her that’s what my mommy and daddy decided to call me. She seemed unsatisfied with my answer.

DAY 3,850: Today my friend’s spouse said rather smugly, “I notice you wore that same nametag yesterday. Is that like, your thing?” To which I replied, “Yeah, it’s kind of my trademark.” She rolled her eyes and didn’t ask any follow up questions. Fine with me.

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author, Speaker, Publisher, Artist, Mentor
scott@hellomynameisscott.com

Never the same speech twice.
Now booking for 2011-2012!

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