The Uncle Walt’s Insider (Step) Moms Panel answers your real questions with their own totally reliable advice. [Lawyer-mandated disclaimer: do NOT rely on this advice. Our panel of experts may or may not be actual stepmoms, but they are definitely evil.]
“Dear (Step)Moms: I work at a small amusement park near my hometown of Orlando, FL. Our park, like many, issues us nametags with our name and hometown on them. However, whenever I wear mine, people ask if that’s really my name. Why is this, and how can I make them stop?” – Christopher, Orlando FL
Hi, Bob. The obvious solution is to stop wearing someone else’s nametag. Sorry, but as the CEO of a major entertainment company, people will recognize you, no matter what your nametag says.
Hi, Christopher. Thanks for writing. I find that at times, we’re faced with difficult questions in life that often times make us step into something that, quite frankly, we’re not comfortable with doing. But that is what makes us grow.
See, I find that people often ask these difficult questions to mask their own anxieties and fears. They do this to deflect whatever it is they are going through, so maybe they can take a break from them, even if for a brief second. While it may make us uncomfortable, it also puts us into the situation where we can speak life into that situation. Where we can pull out those rocks. Where we can talk them down from the cream cheese pretzels in our life and lead them to the promise land of the churro.
Fear not those questions, Christopher. Step into who you have been made to be, and own it. No one can be you, but you.
Chris, my friend, trying to be anonymous won’t help you. Everyone knows that the only small amusement park NEAR Orlando is Dinosaur World. And does anyone actually go to Dinosaur World? Well, you say that guests are asking you questions, so I guess there must be a few. But really, would anyone notice if you don’t wear your nametag? I really doubt it. Just grab a random button and wear that instead.
Chris, in moments like this, it’s important that you take action. Grab the hornbill by the beak and tell him, “I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts. There they are, standing in a row.” Or something like that.
You have an amazing opportunity to change lives for the better. You help families to spend time together, encountering live entertainment throughout the day, helping people to interact with the most important things in life, with meet and greets that they’ll never forget, that help them to connect personally with history. And you, Chris, are an important part of making that happen.
Thanks for writing. I’ll look you up when I go to the Holy Land Experience next week.
Just don’t go to Walt Disney World. There are already enough people there without you.
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