In the spirit of our previous navel-gazing post about usernames, I have decided to do a follow-up on the images each of us has chosen to associate ourselves with. From The Augustus's regal and ancient bust of Caesar, to the bemused koala bear of greyberger, there's something for (and from) everybody, and a story behind each image. Here's mine.
A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with a man named Sameh, who was one of the most natural salesmen I've ever met. He was originally from Egypt and, boy, was he a worker. One of those people who seems to be naturally driven, he was always on the phone, and we eventually became good friends. He was warm and approachable, and he had a way of continuously complimenting you, yet without it ever seeming forced or artificial. We worked accounts together and there was a particular deal that we lost, so he sent me an encouraging email with a picture from the latest Superman movie in it. Ever ironic, I replied with an image from Arthur Miller's, Death of a Salesman. We had, after all, lost the sale, which is decidedly un-super.
So, now that you know why you've come to identify that little suitcase-carrying guy with jrw, it's time to share your story, £ers. Let us know what's with that avatar, and why you chose it.