Whenever I deal with police, a question comes up about nicknames that I have a hard time answering. Or at least I did until I learned that they really don’t what the whole truth, just the big parts.
Do you have any nicknames? Yeah, I guess I do. I’ve had hundreds over the course of my days: some self-generated, but most by others. No, I don’t have any aliases or second passports or anything, but to a few people out there I AM Relic (wore a toque in university that made me look like a longshoreman), and to others I’m Millhouse. I’ve responded to Asshole, G-Spot, Bubby, and Stone Face with varying levels of affection and amusement.
Looking back, I’ve always been me. I mean, the variety of roles didn’t ever change the fundamental person who was playing them and it’s not like I was hiding behind anything. So that’s why it’s easy now to say no when they ask. Cops aren’t big on complex answers.