The NameOct 26, 2006
I don’t remember ever being threatened with any sort of misguided behavior of mine ending up on my “permanent record,” yet the notion is still embedded in my memory. When young, I was terrified of something untoward ending up on my permanent record lest I be denied admission into college, unable to find a job, and certainly designated a poor credit risk. Realizing that no such record existed was a relief.
Imagine my surprise when Josh mentioned to me how he finds MySpace a convenient way to do a quick reference check on new babysitters. Indeed, I would surmise that if a proposed babysitter’s MySpace page is titled “Crack is Whack!” even the most laid back parent would hesitate.
Upon learning of this tactic, my first thought (“What a great idea!”) was quickly followed by a second: "Whoa, that’s going to go on their permanent record." I actually said this out loud and was promptly told that I had found a name for my blog.
And so I had.