I now know what it’s like to be followed around by 90 lbs. of Play-Doh. Collateral Damage Jr. has really been enjoying the Play-Doh cologne sample that Demeter sent me. Can’t say as I’m a big fan of the stuff but at least I can now find my kid with eyes closed … whether I want to or not.
I thought I was having a good week because I came across Randall Chinchilla who is the press person for fabric care brands over at P&G (which is also corporate home to Velvet Gogol Bennet — how big a factor is nomenclature in the hiring process at Procter? Maybe they figure it's a plus if you're basically a brand already). But Mr. C is as nothing to the person I came upon later in the same week…
(Insert drum roll here)
Ms. Winter is head of corporate communications for AXA Financial and was very helpful in setting up some interviews for me.
That is indeed the name she was given at birth. My bad, I asked Discretion if that was indeed her given name and she said yes, but it's her given married name not her name ne.
Although most of our interactions were done via email at one point she called me, she said, in part to clarify a question I had and to determine whether I had a Prussian accent. We bonded immediately as only people who have gone through grammar school while possessing names like ours can. I suspect a follow up conversation about most despised nicknames is in order.
Mrs. Collateral Damage and I have been debating whether Ms. Winter's name would be even better if it were reversed. I like Winter Discrection because it's basically an entire poem. Mrs. CD likes it the way it is. Whichever. I may have to retire the crown for great names in marketing.