Because I could use a little levity, I’ll share this story with you.
I think I’ve mentioned before that my younger brother is very ADHD. He is so much so that when he was younger, we made a game based off of it called Free Association. To play, you had to get from one object to an unrelated other object by words of association. I’ll give you an example. Kumquats to Kublia Khan:
Origin of Orange
That, of course was too easy, so we started adding words you had to go through before you could get to the end. Our favorite was the French Revolution.
All of this is relevant to the story.
Changing topics, my brother recently bought his first car. Our family has a tradition of naming our cars based on the model. My brother, being different, named his Bob. A few weeks later he decided he didn’t like that name after all, so he decided to change it. After some deliberation, he decided on ‘Cody’. Unfortunately, my mother is somewhat hard of hearing, and she thought he said ‘Colby’. When she told me, she confided that all she could think of was cheese. I said in that case a better name would be Jack, as in Monterrey Jack, and well, it went from there. Here is our free association to Dammit:
The French Revolution
Wars in France
Cheese from Normandy
Aunt Janet (a relative that lives in CA)
Dammit, Janet (Rocky Horror)
And that is how it happened. Incidentally, my brother doesn’t like is calling his car Dammit. I wonder why.