My brother, always the whimsical one, tuned me in to “Talk Like a Pirate Day” shortly after it began in 2002. (You can read about the beginnings of the day on the official Talk Like a Pirate Day web site at http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html ) I always intended to remember and wish him a happy day, but when he’d call me and say, “How arrrrr you, matie?” I’d know I’d missed it again.
However, in the last three years, I’ve had a reminder from one of my colleagues. Here’s how it happened.
I’ve been working with Ted Ritter for almost ten years now. He’s laser-focused in his scheduling and project management work, but very laid back in most other areas. You could not say that his company has any sort of a corporate feel to it. In fact, he resists even having business cards.
However, when he finally decided that Ritter Project Management, Inc. needed a web site, he also agreed to corporate business cards and brochures. We suggested sending Christmas cards to clients each year, but he opted instead for Talk Like a Pirate Day greetings.
I’m posting the picture that came with this year’s greetings. That's Ted with the eye patch. Andreas Aalhus is in the striped shirt and Jeff Anderson is in the puffy shirt.To see other Talk Like a Pirate Day pics, visit the Ritter web site at http://ritterpm.com/Gallery/PirateGallery.aspx?aid=6