by Jim Murchison
Some people were given names just because somebody couldn’t remember their real name, didn’t like it or thought another name suited them better. I asked Chester why people called him Chester when his name was Randy. He took off his hat, scratched his head and said, “I can’t remember or don’t know. It’s just what everyone’s always called me. I guess I look like a Chester.” I had worked with him for six months before I’d ever heard anyone call him Randy.
No matter what you call them, rural working class people let you know exactly what they are thinking, which is very refreshing after working in the government for a while.