Thursday, October 04, 2007

Mistaken Identity

I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything that is going on around me at the moment, some good, some bad - stuff that I don't want to talk about at the moment. But I have to write something - otherwise I get these comments and emails from a certain regular reader - you know who you are... :-)

Anyway, I decided that I would type my name into Google, see what came up and then write something based on that. So in went my name and up popped a photo of a soccer player:

One of these guys has the same name as me and plays for the biggest team in this area. No, he is not the cool looking coloured guy, he is the pathetic specimen that is getting trampled into the turf, which is about right for this team.

Although I am not a soccer fan (in fact I think that Britain in particular would be a much better place without it!) I know about this guy.

Why?

Because I sometimes get phone calls for him! I guess someone looks up the name in the area, gets a short list and works their way down. The calls tend to be from journalists wanting an interview. Last season I was getting really mad about it and decided that, next time someone called I would pretend to be him and see what happened. I started to think about the sort of comments that I could make that might stir up a bit of excitement in the press - match fixing, dodgey referees, hints at sex scandals among the players, their wives and the team management, you get the idea.

Sadly, I have had no further calls...

13 comments:

Logziella said...

"Sadly, I have had no further calls..."

LOL!!!!! I think that would be hilarious! It's not like you asked for them to call you. They asked for John...you're John! Ha!

Maybe you could charge for those interviews and make a little extra cash...Ha!

(I smiled when I read your first paragraph!....thanks!)

Jahooni said...

I wonder if it's Logziella that gets upset if you don't blog everyday?? Just guessing!

I am going to google my name and see what happens.. will let you know!

Jahooni said...

Okay, my name didn't come up with a match for both first name and then last name ;-)

Janeen's aren't that popular I don't think.

Ali said...

Hmm, you are a little more evil than I would have guessed...yay for evil!

Rock Chef said...

Logzie - Hm, maybe there is a money spinner there - soccer weekends, speech tours...

Jahooni - That is an unusual name, especially with that spelling. Might have more luck with Janine. David Bowie wrote a song about someone with that name!

Ali - Me? Evil? Never, I am a Good Guy!

Terri said...

I would love to hear how such a call turned out! I can imagine the fun you'd have with it.

Rock Chef said...

Well the soccer season is under way again, so who knows, I might just get that call...

mr zig said...

that would have been awesome if you got "interviewed" as him! hehehe - especially if it was in the paper the next day!

Kiki said...

OOOOOH I love that idea, you could start a real "Footballers Wives" and then blog about it and I wouldn't have watch the BBC at 2 am to catch the newest episode!!

amazingbrenda said...

That's funny, I would totally play along with them.

Now I'm curious to see what comes up for my name.

Alyssa said...

Have I mentioned I LOVE reading your posts?

I wish I had the same name as somebody famous!

Rock Chef said...

Zig - I would love to see a load of my rubbish appearing in a newspaper as fact!

Kiki - 2am? Is it really worth it?

AmazingBrenda - give it a whirl - you might be surprised at what comes up!

Alyssa - well this guy is not REALLY famous. But would you want to be called Shania Twain? Hm, maybe if you got royalty cheques by mistake... And thanks, glad you like my blog.

Kiki said...

I love the BBC America channel, but "Footballers Wives" doesn't come on until late here. Most times, I am out, like a light!