When I was growing up in Mesquite, Texas, there was only one other “Keith” in my school. Well, actually, there were two, but one didn’t use the name. So when someone called out “Keith”, there was little confusion who was being called. I could respond with confidence.
At this conference, I’ve met Keith SanLuis from the Philippines. So now, when someone in the conference room calls out, “Keith, would you help that person over there?”, I look around to see who he’s calling.
It’s really different!