Joseph Porcelli, founder of Neighbors For Neighbors in Boston, borrowing an idea from Seinfeld, is trying to start an epidemic of name tag usage as a way of getting people to meet their neighbors and others who live in their city. [Elaine in Seinfeld once proposed: ‘Wow! You know what I would do if I was running for mayor. One of my campaign themes would be that everybody should wear name tags all the time to make the city friendlier.’]
It’s been a tough road initially as this Fox25 piece details, but it’s been getting some press. More information about the effort available here including Bostoners blogging about their experience. It’s even gotten picked up by as far-flung venues as the Miami Herald.
Just imagine a whole stadium full of people at a Pats game or a Eminem concert with “HELLO! My Name is _____.”
And for sure it might be a godsend in offices if you work with colleagues who can never remember your name… ;-)