I mentioned a while ago about my habit of calling a few friends on the way to work. These morning calls provide us with a way to keep “the cup” away from our homes, and give us some time to connect and process out our lives together. Unfortunately we do not always connect and have to leave a voicemail.
With one friend in particular I have developed a habit. For some reason (perhaps because they know it’s me calling) I get their voicemail more often than not. After listening to their voicemail message over and over, and hearing them say that can also be reached at their email at firstname.lastname@example.org, I had a funny idea.
Instead of simply leaving a message, my quest was to come up with a funny domain name back to them when I called after the beep.
It goes something like this:
Hi, this is
and I am sorry I missed you. Call me back or you can reach me at my email
We would laugh and developing these domain names became a way for us to essentially explain why we were calling or what we needed in a few short words.
Hi, this is Carl@Iamabadfriendwhonevercallsback.com give me a call soon.
Sorry I missed you, this is Carl@whatthehellwereyouthinking.com you’d better call right away!
Hey, Carl@feelingprettystressedatwork.com call right away!
The funny domain names helped us say a little about how we were feeling, or at times what we needed from each other. Sometimes they were less funny and more of a clue that we needed something deeper. Reflecting on this, I wonder…what is your domain name? What story would it tell about you for us to know your real situation or circumstance without the normal filtered approach to our conversations. Maybe it would help if we knew this about each other and ourselves.
Go ahead and reply with your domain name today. Who knows, just putting it out there may help it become a reality.