Last night, I randomly remembered this story from a couple of years ago that I just thought was amazing. It's really not, but remembering it for the first time is what made me think so, so I figured I would share the story here, on the Ning and invite you guys to share any and/or all of the interesting stories you guys have. I shall begin!
When I was 15, I used to be something of a mallrat and I would hang about Spencers and Hot Topic quite a lot. Well, one day my friend, Maddie and I were just browsing around in Spencers and we'd probably been there for like an hour before the store clerk called us up to the counter. We thought we were in trouble, so we started to panic and tried to run out of the store, but the guy just came out from behind the counter and said, "hey, you guys look kinda creative and you're not really doing anything, you think you could help me out?" Needless to say, we were a bit confused, so he explained. "See this month, we're trying to sell as many of these Budweiser hats and shirts as we can and the company's made it a competition," and he went on to tell us that all of the Spencers stores in the area would be comparing sales and whichever store gets 1st place wins a prize of some sort and in the database where they could compare their sales to the other stores', they got to use team names instead of their store numbers. He wanted us to help him think of a good team name. "I want something funny but I can't really think of anything," he says, "and everything that people are coming up with is lame." So Maddie and I start talking about it, we go through all sorts of strange and probably very vulgar names until I finally come up with one that I think is just amazing. "Off Constantly," I say. "You should call your team Off Constantly." Now he and Maddie both are thoroughly confused because Off Constantly is obviously a horrible name...to them. So I explain: "Say the other stores are looking at the site and they see your name. Now they think 'wow. Off Constantly? Seriously? That name sucks! We could so beat Off Constantly!'...and then they realize what they just said. Or, say you don't get first place. Say you land second instead. Those guys in first will be like 'all right! We rock! We just beat Off Constantly!' and then who's the real winner?" Needless to say, once he got it, the guy thought it was awesome and that's what ended up being his store's team name.
I don't actually know if they won or not, but honestly, it was just a very amusing memory that came to me last night in the middle of work lol and I thought you guys would appreciate it. Oh, and I'm going to be honest here, the idea for the name "Off Constantly" was not originally mine. I got it from some comedian but I can't, for the life of me, remember who. I figured before somebody nailed me for that, that I would just straight up admit it lol. I wasn't a very original kid. I'm still not really lol.