Gene's true calling
Me: I can't talk to Pam herself?
Kelly: There isn't a Pam.
Me: Oh no! How was the product named?
Kelly: Let me see if I can find out.
[A brief pause.]
Kelly: OK, the patent was in 1957 and the product became a household name in the 1960s. It was invented by Arthur Meyerhoff. Oh!
Me: Wait, it's an acronym?
Kelly: It is! Product of Arthur Meyerhoff! Pam!
Kelly: I am going to have to update our information! I will send it over to our teams!
Me: Hey, what about renaming the product "Arthur Meyerhoff"? That would be a much better name.
Kelly: I can absolutely pass that along to the team!
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