Tuesday, 4 December 2012
The Stop Sign
Back when I was in my early twenties, I knew this guy Craig. Via his work, and my work, we'd run into each other often. Me being an idiot, and him being a goofball - well he earned himself a nickname. Craig The Stop Sign.
I called him that. My friends called him that. And pretty soon - many random people were calling him Craig The Stop Sign.
I remember a friend of mine calling me early one day - after sighting Craig the Stop Sign - and telling me how she'd called out in a too-loud voice: "Good morning Craig the Stop Sign!" - And the puzzled look he gave her.
Going out on the town one night - everyone was calling him this new nickname - and quite frankly - he was puzzled.
It was the Craig the Stop Sign snowball effect.
I loved Tism - those super intelligent blokes fronting up for an anonymous tune or two - and by default, I thought I was equally as witty by attaching this song to Craig.
After a few years of this inside joking going outside, and me thinking it was so witty and clever of me, I discovered something big.
The Tism song I had been quoting - well - I had been mis-quoting. For over a year.
It's not Craig the Stop Sign. It's Greg. It's damn well Greg the Stop Sign.
Moral here? Check the lyrics before you attach it to someone.
Random story over.