I can understand why a big guy would be called Tiny, but why do some firefighters have multiple nicknames? There’s one firefighter with our department who actually has FIVE names: Peanut, Junior, Robert, Rob, & RJ. (*names changed to protect the innocent, or guilty… however you’d like to see it). Robert and Rob totally make sense, but can’t we all just call him Rob? Apparently not. Some people call him Peanut, others call him Rob, while still others call him Junior or RJ. As a rookie, this left me with having to ask him what he’d like me to call him. (He said Peanut was fine.) Even now occasionally someone will say something about Robert and I’m certain I must give them a blank stare for a few seconds before I make the mental connection they’re talking about Peanut.
Are you wondering if I have a nickname? I do.
Oh, you thought I’d share what it is? Yeah, not going to happen. It’s not widely known at the department and I plan to keep it that way. 😉
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