Adventures in Nametagging: Working Out, Allergies and Broaches

“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 3,845. Today I was introduced to my girlfriend’s colleague. As we shook hands, he said, “Nice nametag.” I think it’s interesting when people say this. Nice nametag. As if they were saying, “Nice bike” or “Nice shoes.” For some reason, my default response is usually, “Thanks. I work out.” I wish more people thought that joke was as funny as I did.

DAY 3,846. Today I was sick as hell and didn’t feel like talking to strangers. When the waiter asked me why I was a wearing a nametag, I gave the answer I usually give when I’m not up for explaining the entire story: “Well, you never know…” While that’s a completely vague, uncreative response, it usually works. Sure enough, the waiter didn’t say another word.

DAY 3,847: Today I was at my friend’s wedding. A woman approached me who was wearing a broach made of gold wire. It was shaped into a cursive signature of the name “Cynthia,” and she said, “I just wanted you to know that you’re not the only one at the wedding wearing a nametag.”

What was your best nametag related adventure?

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

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