As soon as I got to my desk this morning, my boss informed me & my coworkers that we were having an impromptu meeting "in five"...great, just what I needed to get my day going. It was at this meeting that we got to meet our summer intern. His name is also Chris. He made a very good 1st impression. He's smart as hell, witty, and he made me LOL when he turned down the boss' public offer to take him out to lunch "with his new family" today...apparently he had a better offer.
During the meeting, my coworkers thought that it'd be a good idea to give me a knick name to avoid any confusion with the intern ...how lame, no? I kept asking if it was really necessary, and their collective answer was yes. So, after countless suggestions and against my approval, I'm going to be referred to as "Topher". I don't mind being called that by people that I actually like (and quite a few people do), but for some reason, it really bugs me hearing "these people" call me that. Someone in the group said to me: "awww, come on Topher, don't make that face...you gotta be more of a team player".....[Huh?]
We'll see how long this knick name will last. I already made it clear that I wasn't going to respond to "Topher". To prove my point, when a coworker rang me up and said "Hey Topher, can you help me out with a spreadsheet problem?" I replied with "Sorry, there's no one here by that name"...and hung up.
I am so not a team player.