Conversational Suggestion

I think it’s a good idea, when you are introduced to someone and they tell you their first name, to ask if they are related to someone with the same first name.

Example: “Oh, you’re Al Jones? Are you related to Al Gore?”

Then just remain confused if they try to explain things.


  1. I like this. I like this a lot. Will this work with people other than Al’s? Oh man, do I hope so. (That was a statement, although I do recognize that, on paper, it appears to be a question but for the suspicious lack of a question mark.)

  2. Me: Hey Weird Al! I love your stuff man!
    Weird Al: Cool thanks!
    Met him in Vegas at CES 2006 – He came into the Sony booth. He looks and talks just like you would expect.

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