Two screen names, two stories, neither very eventful.
This screen name, Influencer, actually came up while playing Call of Duty with a couple friends. A running joke with my family and friends is that I should have become a lawyer because I love to argue(I call it debate) and can talk someone into to just about anything, especially if its telling a "fib" and making you believe it. I was using a generic name online and my friends told me to use Influence, its stuck since then, but only online.
Meanwhile, out in the real world, I have been known to rig things to work in a pinch. I always had something in my car or on my person that could help, even if it wasn't the intended use of that object. I can't remember many specific instances of this, but here is one:
My friends car had broke down before prom night. I was working and worked right down the street from his house so I told him to come get my car and take her in it. He was ecstatic because it was a very nice car that turned heads. Well when he came to pick up the car I told him (jokingly) to not break anything and to be sure to pick me up later after his night was over. About 15 minutes later he called and said, very simply, "I broke it". He went into detail that it wouldn't go into gear (straight drive, he was decent but not the best at driving them). So i borrowed my bosses car and drove out to his girlfriends house to see what the problem was, the shift-link bushing had broke so the shift cable wasn't moving with the stifter. Knowing they needed to get on the road or be late, I didn't have time to get a new bushing and install it, so I used a 20 oz bottle cap, paper clip and super glue to rig it to work. Car actually shifted better and I never did have to replace that bushing. Out of instances like that, my real-world nickname became 'MacGyver'. It tends to follow me, every place I've ever worked people start calling me that when I use non-traditional means or tools to accomplish the task at hand.
Sorry for the long post.