05-16-2018 01:00 PM
Here's a fun one. I know anonymity is preferred, but how did you come up with your screen name (provided you're not using the randomly-generated name that the system gave you when you registered)?
I'll go first - I chose RoyGBiv because I am both colorblind AND hilarious.
05-16-2018 01:57 PM
Excellent question. I'll go second.
When I was in the US Air Force, I served/lived in Germany for three years at Bitburg Air Base (now closed).
While I was there, my now wife (we didn't know each other at the time) was a college student studying at the Universidad de Granada, Spain.
Granada + Bitburg = Granbit
My screen name is a nickname that I've had for many years. It was given to me by clients in Mexico, and is actually a shortened version of the full nickname - Pinche Chino Mentiroso.
Let me explain. I used to do a lot of sales and business development in international markets, particularly Latin America. In Mexico, I had a client that had their own country club and we used to spend a lot of time after hours at the club house bar. We would also play a game called Liar's Dice - in Mexico they call it Mentiroso or Cubilete. I used to win a lot, which means I am a good liar (bluffer). Since I am of chinese heritage, everyone started to call me Pinche Chino Mentiroso (F'ing Liar Chinese). It then got shortened to just Pinche Chino (F'ing Chinese) and that has stuck with me for almost 30 years now.
To this day, if I go to Mexico and see someone that knew me back then, they will greet me as Pinche Chino.
Back in 2014 I hated sales and making cold calls. So I read the Greatest Salesman in the World and started applying the whole concept of being the lion vs. sheep or Lion over lamb and LOL was also the other reason.