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Subject: Re: I wish to partake of some Foolish wisdom Date: 1/14/2000 1:22 AM
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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. :)

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