“I need to talk to you.”
“What is it?”
“If I come up with ideas and it’s your job to carry them out, what are you?”
“No, a henchman.”
The Boffin’s head goes into his hands.
“If that’s the case, you need a henchman uniform. We need to replace your wardrobe with clothes that are all the same.”
“But I wear polo shirts and khakis all the time.”
“They have to be the same color. It’s like in the movies.”
“So you want to live your life like in the movies.”
“You don’t understand.”
I get a stare of belief, yet disbelief. After almost 14 years of marriage, I am immune to that look.
“You also need a new name. The Boffin is not a good henchman name.”
“Well, why don’t you post about it on the blog and ask people to give me a new name?”
“I also only want to be a part-time henchman because you are not evil all the time.”
“You mean like call you on the cell phone when I need you to carry out my plans?”
“It would save me money on benefits.”
“Do you want me to get you a nuclear missile?”
“No, just build me a shark pond.”
So, my dear readers, what would be a good henchman name for The Boffin?