Saturday, September 8, 2007

Name of the Familiar Stranger

(This is a conclusion to a previous blog below called "to be familiar again")

Tonight i saw the familiar stranger! Thats right, the gent who wears all black and likes BRMC a lot! He was at the same coffee house as i, so as i promised in my below blog i had to find out his name and make him a stranger no more! His name is Adam, he's a engineer at a sound studio, he recommends vynal shops to me in spokane, we exchange how we both know one of my favorite singers "Gemma Hayes", I tell him the story of how wonderful it was seeing a familiar stranger, he laughs, we shake hands, i notice hes wearing black chucks, black jeans, black tshirt, black jacket. This is oh so nice. I've started eliminating the strangers i run into, especially people in professions that are required to have name tags. So when i'm at a restaurant, gas station, toll booth, grocery store, record shop, i use their names. I make it a point to share that i see them more then their work uniform, that to me they are human. It makes so much difference, do it, watch them glow!

4 comments:

Karli Ann said...

adam, he's great! i'm glad you talked to him.

Tommy said...

hes a blast! I only know of the BRMC because of you, and then when i approached him i said, hey is it true you are a fan of the brmc? he smiled in a laughing way like how would i know, it was terrific!

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

Here's a friendly reminder... when someone's name tag has a two-part name, use both names ;-)

You know, back when I worked with a large amount of people in public everyday (i.e. movie theater cashier), I always thought it was creepy when people would read my name tag -- unless it was a regular. But, yet, when I worked in speciality retail (i.e. Jockey's Underwear Outlet store), I was working so closely with customers, it seemed strange if they didnt use my name. Hmm, odd.