Sunday, February 04, 2007

I got a name...


Seems that with my new career, the yardmasters don't like my name and decided to give me a new one.
Hello. My name is Them.
Let me explain. Every night When Jack and I are bringing our train into the yard, we hear the yardmaster on the radio telling the yard conductor "Jack and Them are bringing in 80 loads..."
Every night I hear this. One night, Jack just looked at me and asked "Who the fuck is 'Them'?"
"I guess that's me... I'm 'Them'..."
I guess it's better than "Just call me Ishmael" but it does remind me of a really bad B-Grade horror movie with giant ants...
Copyright 2007 Thomas J Wolfenden

5 comments:

cmk said...

I guess I could always think of a few other names that are worse. :) I always say, call me what you want as long as it isn't obscene.

mist1 said...

Them,

Weird names are really, really cool.

Mist

Mushy said...

I suppose it's better than being "One of Those!"

Burg said...

Hmmm.. I don't like it. I preferred the variety with one less letter. Maybe THM.

Fathairybastard said...

That's a common usage round these parts, referring to someone and their fellows. A bit more polite than sayin' "Jack and that Yankee dude that runns with him". And I do love that movie. Classic.