A sequel to Part 230: Nicknames.
RECORD STORE TALES MkII: Getting More Tale
#391: Nicknames II
Every workplace has its nicknames. At my current job one of my nicknames is “Ernie” (as in Bert & Ernie, another guy is Bert). Another one is “Hermey” due to a perceived resemblance to one of Santa’s elves in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. My most well known nickname is of course LeBrain, which originated on the radio. I solved one of Craig Fee’s 4 O’clock 4-Play on Dave FM in record time. Craig said, “Check out the brain on Mike Ladano! Mike ‘LeBrain’!” The name stuck.
Here is a second selection of favourite nicknames from the Record Store days and beyond!
- Goggles Pizano – Taken from an episode of The Flintstones, this name was given to the store owner when he got some new glasses.
- Lynie-Lynie-Boing-Boing – A term of endearment I used for one of our store managers named Lyne.
- Seven – A nickname given to me by Jen’s best friend Lara. There’s a whole story about this one, a painful story!*
- Time Traveler – This odd fellow ordered some CDs, and left a business phone number to contact him at during the days. When called, he always answered “Time travel.” I don’t know what that business was, we never asked, so we just called him “Time Traveler”!
- Scottish Man – A Scottish man who sold CDs.
- Cow Man – A name given to Wiseman, by Joe Big Nose (another nickname!) due to his sideburns which apparently gave him a cow-like appearance.
- Snake Face/Cobra Commander – Similar to above. A nickname given to a staff member because apparently his hair gave him a cobra-like cowl.
- LeCock – I was dubbed with this name by a frustrated Dave FM listener who failed to guess a 4-O’clock 4-Play! Burn!
*Saving this for its own installment.