I laughed when a co-worker called me Gumby this week. She said I’m Gumby, because I’m so flexible. I won’t go into the circumstances that have stressed our staff out, but somehow, I am able to put this situation in perspective and realize it’s just doesn’t have earth-shaking significance. I like to look at things from the perspective of, “Will this be a big deal 5 years from now?” Many things that get us in a stew won’t even be remembered down the road.
Wikipedia has this to say about Gumby: "Gumby" is a common nickname for someone who is very flexible in any sense of the word – either double-jointed (someone with very limber joints), or very adaptable in different situations.
I didn’t realize what a nice compliment she was paying me at the time. You can call me Gumby.