I’m sure you can relate. Whenever I ask new acquaintances if they use Yahoo! Messenger (or any other IM that asks for a username), most of them give a grin and hesitate before disclosing that “hey I made this account when I was in college so pardon the name.” Usually these ID’s would consist of a very creative
ADJECTIVE combination such as “purpledragon8300” or “cutefairy1978” (I thought of these at random so any similarities to real life ID’s is purely coincidental). These ID’s which we formed back in high school and college really catch up with us when we start working and our boss asks us for our IM ID. It’s embarrassing. It’s mortifying.
It’s one of those things which people have to ask you over lunch at the office … as to why the VP of Sales has the userID ‘kissmebebe144.’