Ever since MC Hammer stopped by our office for a surprise appearance on HubSpot.tv, I've been getting a hard time from my friends:
"Where are the Hammer pants?"
"What are you doing here, isn't it Hammer time?"
Basically, they're jealous. Their employers aren't as cool as mine.
Given this history, I was a little skeptical last week when I got an urgent email from my friend Andy Chang with the following subject line:
"Rick -- I'm on a plane sitting next to MC Hammer."
Then, in the body, it said:
"We just made the connection about his visit to Hubspot.He wants you to tweet and he'll tweet back."
Unlike me, my friends are not above cruel practical jokes. But I didn't have much to lose, so I sent off the following tweet:
Lo-and-behold, five minutes later, I got the following reply:
Andy was vindicated.
In his next email he filled me in on the details:
"I didn't know who he was, just thought some actor talking about using social media. I asked him if he'd ever heard of HubSpot, and that's when i realized ..."
"He's a nice guy and really unassuming. He's teaching all of business class how to Twitter."
Awesome. Keep teachin' Hammer!