UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (22) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: dwade Three stars, 500 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 749120  
Subject: Re: I wish to partake of some Foolish wisdom Date: 1/14/2000 1:22 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 1
I just hope it's not required to be named Doug to retire early :)

OK, this is getting way off topic but what the heck.

When I was in high school some guy named Doug moved into the area. I was a senior and he was a junior. Well, I really didn't want to deal with having two Dougs around, and I knew that one of us would end up with a nickname, and I didn't want it to be me. So when I met him during his first week or so I walked him around and introduced him to everybody as Phil. He protested a little but not too much, and everybody figured he was the one that was kidding -- saying his name was the same as mine. So the whole year everybody called him Phil.

The last week or so before graduation I started calling him Doug, which confused the heck out of everybody. But by the end of the week I'd gotten everybody to call him Doug again. So no damage done. :)

Doug
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (22) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

Ringing the NASDAQ Bell
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement