Stopped at a local donut shop on the way in to work today to pick up some donuts for a meeting. And let me just say now that I’d never been to this place before. So I’m chatting with the donut guy as he’s packing up my dozen, and then I go around the corner to pay and he’s like, “So where’s the baby?” At that point I pretended like I didn’t hear him because I’m so sick of telling people that they DO NOT KNOW ME and HAVE NEVER MET ME BEFORE.
Seriously, I get this ALL THE TIME. The same thing happened to me last week. I had stopped by a bar down in Seattle to check out a new SNB and the girl I was sitting next to insisted that she’d met me before. I studied her face, and really tried to place her, but in the end it was a case of mistaken identity, so I politely told her No, sorry, I get that all the time, I don’t think we’ve met.
What is it with these people? I think curly-haired girls suffer the same plight as African-Americans and Asians (in some vague, non-political way). People all think we look alike. But it’s even more than that in my case. People actually think they’ve MET me. It’s a very weird phenomenon, to have to constantly assure people, “Uh, no, I don’t think we’ve met.” Like, why would I deny that? After a while it makes me feel like I’m hiding something, but really, I just want to be honest with people. Next time I’m half tempted to play along and see how far I can run with it. Maybe I’ll even get some free donuts out of the deal.