?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Off in the distance
browse
my journal
links
May 2016
 

The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-06-13 11:36
Subject: YAS
Security: Public
The ISC marches on. Today is but the latest manifestation.

13 years ago, as I reckon it, I knew nobody named Simon. Now, I have a brother-in-law named Simon, and there's nallac, simonb, saraphale and bslsimes, as well as major_clanger and sion_a, just to list some of those on my friends list (and two of those were at our wedding, and we were at the wedding of a third). As of today, we now have two Simons in our company, whereas 13 weeks ago there were none.

Similarly, I knew no Karens, and now have three on my FL alone. It got to the stage that herself and I told the latest one that, if she hadn't come with a nickname already attached, we'd have been disambiguating her by calling her YAK, for Yet Another Karen.

I'm fairly sure that none of the above have been born within that period, so where have they all come from? I'm beginning to suspect aliens.

ETA: added some more Simons, one of whom I'd completely skipped, and one of whom has elided his 'm', the better to infiltrate.
Post A Comment | 15 Comments | | Flag | Link



MKIllingworth
User: mkillingworth
Date: 2007-06-13 10:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And don't forget major_clanger. According to Google, I'm the onnly one of me there is.
Reply | Thread | Link



The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-06-13 11:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, good grief, I'd forgotten!

Edit in progress.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



Sion: ting-ting
User: sion_a
Date: 2007-06-13 10:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:ting-ting
Also simont, and don't forget that for legal purposes I am a Simon. (I must have told you about the project meeting where there was such a confusing plethora of Simons that Bruce got called Simon?)
Reply | Thread | Link



The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-06-13 11:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't actually have simont befriended. Nothing personal, and I'm very aware of his existence (heck, I've got two instances of PuTTY up and running).
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



aardvark179
User: aardvark179
Date: 2007-06-13 10:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My dad's office used to have a George conspiracy so bad that they had two Georges with the same surname, and middle initials, who were both naval architects. In the end they went Welsh and called one George the Hull, and the other George the Noise (because he specialised in engines).
Reply | Thread | Link



The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-06-13 12:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*laugh* OK, that's confusing.

But what's the disturbing thing for me is the steady influx - from none to the number I know now.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



Linz: wedding
User: k425
Date: 2007-06-13 12:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:wedding
Where I work, the names of choice are Damian (three on my corridor alone) and Jill. I met all the Jills and all the Damians within two days of starting and it took 4 years for me to get to grips with which was which.

At least I could tell the Damians from the Jills, though.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-06-13 12:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
bellinghwoman suffered from an SRC problem. She actually had three Rachels in a row behind her desk at one point. One of them was rmc28.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



Plastic Bertrand Russell
User: burkesworks
Date: 2007-06-13 12:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Just been having a scan of my flist, and while there are at least three Simons I can think of, they are as nothing to the army of Daves/Davids, who had previously conquered uk.misc from the legion of Ia(i)ns (who weigh in at about sixth, behind the Jo(h)ns, Ste(v|ph)ens, Michaels and Peters). There are two Alans btw - but only one Linz!
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



User: nallac
Date: 2007-06-13 11:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You think that's bad? We have seven Simon's in this company alone, and I'm beginning to lose track of which Simon I am (that's assuming that I am actually a Simon today).
Reply | Thread | Link



Bridget
User: bugshaw
Date: 2007-06-13 11:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I got mine from IKEA.
Reply | Thread | Link



The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-06-13 11:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hmm.

Branches of IKEA really don't look like normal retail premises, do they? You may be onto something there - perhaps they're actually bridgeheads for the ISC.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



User: vatine
Date: 2007-06-13 12:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm half-way suspecting tha tIKEA was set up to spearhead the (much quieter and definitely nonexisting, homest) Ingvar-conspiracy (thanks to I. Kamprad). Quick look at the fount of all IKEA, I can't see any Simons for sale (and I am, frankly, surprised).
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-06-13 12:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
None for sale? That's because they're sold out.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



User: vatine
Date: 2007-06-13 12:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Or they're only available in-store and not advertised (a definite possibility). I was similarly surprised to see that they do not vend any Alan (or "Allan", as they'd probably spell it).
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link