a reply to: nonspecific
Well, I have had many nicknames since I have been born, but when I was eighteen I acquired one from a group of metal head folks I used to associate
with, and that nickname was The Ghost. The reasons for this naming are two fold. One, I was always very quiet of foot, so much so that even to this
day (and by that I specifically mean to imply that I have put on a few pounds
), I still manage to accidentally scare the living hell out of folk by
not having noisy enough footfalls. My best friend, my mother, my sister, my brother in law, folk with whom I have long standing associations (and
therefore, folk you would assume would have gotten used to it by now), are forever jumping out of their skins, not having heard me approach, or enter
the house, or whatever.
The other reason I used to be called The Ghost, is because when I used to be in town every day of the week, hanging around, looking for work, and
generally bumbling around, I used to be able to move through a crowd, without those who might wish to greet me noticing my presence until I was
virtually in front of them, this despite my habit, which still exists today, to wear a bloody great big black trenchcoat, and my possessing a fairly
unique countenance, certainly unique by comparison with many folk in my locality.
You would have thought that at twelve noon, when the sun shines fully on a town centre, a five foot, ten/eleven inch tall slab of animate shadow
would be easy to spot! Hence the name
So stealth and near invisibility in a crowd. Those would be my main ones I would have thought.