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Sep. 28th, 2012

09:25 am - Ponies!

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I keep getting mistaken for other people. Yesterday, my tutor was all "I saw you the other day at that protest!" and I was kind of "Hey if it was a good protest that gives me credibility, I'll take it." Then in the coffee shop on the way home, the barista talked to me for a couple of minutes about stuff that happened at Spinfluence before I let him off the hook by telling him I wasn't there. And he gave me a free coffee out of embarrassment.

So clearly I have a doppelganger running round protesting and attending circus festivals. I wonder if I could get her to go to work for me too? That'd be awesome. Or maybe I could get away with all those things I've wanted to do in public by blaming it on her...


This morning someone sent one of those emails around work. You know the ones - "If you're having a heart attack while driving, cough and it'll fix it!" *cough* This one was telling us we should drink:


Um, yerp. I have been slowly training my workmates not to send these round by checking with Snopes and publishing the results in Reply All.

As expected, this one's bullshit. I'm sure the person who sends them thinks I'm a wanker but I keep getting thank you emails from all the other people - some who appreciate me shutting down the chain, others who appreciate someone checking up the advice they would have followed. The best one had done this:

Hopefully sooner or later people will either a) have the sense to check these things for themselves before spamming us all with them, or b) be afraid I'll do it and just avoid sending them. Either is fine.


Yes, I am that workmate. Someone has to be.

So anyway, do you have a doppelganger? Or look like someone famous? I don't, sadly. Although I reckon Tank Girl could be as good as me with a bit of practice...

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From:kehleyr
Date:September 27th, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I am that workmate. Someone has to be. LOL
Nope no doppelganger!
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From:tatjna
Date:September 27th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
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You can have mine if you like. Sounds like she does interesting stuff, anyway. ;-)
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From:kehleyr
Date:September 27th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
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:-D
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From:tatjna
Date:September 27th, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
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I'M MISSING OUT
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From:bekitty
Date:September 27th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
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I have a doppelganger! I was told by someone that there was another woman in Wellington who had hair the same colours as me, and who was seen at a lot of the things that I'd be interested in. Turns out it was Cordelia. I only found that out when I turned up to the marriage equality rally and she was there too. :)

Also, I was That Workmate when I was working at the National Library years ago. People would send around spam, I'd check Snopes, hit "Reply All", and send the link to their rebuttal. At one point, I sent around a link to the top ten most emailed posts on Snopes with the title "please read this and pass it on!" Unfortunately, that backfired -- I got told by one of my workmates that he deleted the post without reading it because he thought it was spam. D'oh!
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From:plantgirl
Date:September 27th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
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I have on occasion been told I have a doppleganger.

I spent about a year doing the Snopes thing to the spam my mother would forward. It never led her to actually check facts, no matter how many times I explained Snopes to her. I think in the end she just took me off that mailing list. Yes, in her mind this is a logical response. *sigh*
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From:syn_abounds
Date:September 28th, 2012 08:15 am (UTC)
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Is your hair pink again? Cos if it is, I saw your doppelganger this morning. I did a doubletake and thought to myself "Tats! Oh wait no."
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From:tatjna
Date:September 28th, 2012 10:49 am (UTC)
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No, my hair is still brown-with-a-pink-bit. But I've noticed a few pink heads around lately and it makes me miss mine.
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From:goddessofchaos
Date:September 29th, 2012 11:28 am (UTC)
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I've never seen my doppelganger, but I've had someone insist I gave him my number in a club (that I've never been to) and a friend who was in town said she saw someone who looked just like me in a restaurant, so apparently she's out there! But tradition says if you see your doppelganger you'll die, so maybe it's good I haven't seen her yet :P
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