I got an e-mail a while ago, a question about a braindump site, that has me doodling hearts and humming Pachelbel’s Canon. The e-mail came from a customer named Tino Donderwinkel. Now, is it just me, or is this Cupid’s work: Mrs. Trika Harms zum Spreckel-Donderwinkel.
The truth is–Tino, maybe you shouldn’t read this–the truth is that my first name-love was one Ravi Bahamidapati, with whom I spoke briefly at a supply chain re-engineering seminar in Philadelphia, years ago. Try this on for size:
Mrs. Trika Harms zum Spreckel-Bahamidapati
I’ve never quite gotten over it.
But Harms zum Spreckel-Donderwinkel; I could live with that.