When a journalist asked Elon Musk “How’s X Æ A-12?” the Tesla CEO appeared to have been caught off-guard.
Having a family member momentarily forget your name isn’t that uncommon, especially if you have siblings.
There have been occasions when my grandmother has listed everyone in my extended family before finally getting it right, but I don’t take it personally, because there’s quite a few of us.
Things might be different, however, if the person who forgot my name was my own father, and if he did so just a few months after I was born. Oh, and if I had the not-so-forgettable name of X Æ A-12.
The SpaceX CEO was in Germany recently, when he met with some journalists. And, when one of the journalist’s there asked him “How’s X Æ A-12?” the Tesla CEO was left confused for a second.
In the clip, Musk seems to be caught off-guard and even asked the person to repeat his question. On understanding what the reporter was asking, Musk laughed it off, and said, “Oh, oh you mean my kid? That sounds like a password.” He added, “Yeah, he’s great. I think next time I am going to bring him, maybe come back in a few months and bring him along.”
The short moment from a nearly 10-minute long interaction with the press started doing the rounds on social media and has been widely shared on Facebook and YouTube.