By Jeff Salter
We’re blogging this week about mistaken identities… namely whether we’ve ever been assumed to be someone else (presumably somebody famous).
I’ve actually had at least two identities ascribed to me.
In the years I was clean-shaven, I had a bank teller say how much I resembled David Stockman, who was (at that time) budget analyst for Pres Reagan. Truthfully, I did see a faint resemblance, but only faint. I guess we could have been cousins.
In my years with a gray beard, I’ve had a waitress ask me if I was John Grisham, the author. Frankly, I never saw any resemblance whatsoever — I mean, Grisham doesn’t even have a gray beard! But I thanked her anyhow and gave her a nice tip.
Of course, there were some years when I was mistaken for the dashing young Bonanza star, Michael Landon. You decide for yourself.