Lookalikes … and Backhanded Compliments
Posted by Lori Wilhite
My brain has been in mass overdrive lately. I don’t know if it is the shocking fact that December is already here. I don’t know if it is the calendar crazies or that some days it seems a good portion of my brain has been sucked out of my noggin.
So, oddly enough, I’ve been thinking of this tonight. We have lots of Impersonators around Vegas. I mean, who wouldn’t want Elvis to marry them, right? Between the impersonators and the wax museum, you can get your picture made with fake-famous people all over Vegas. It is a little strange.
But a while ago, I was sitting at the Taco Bell drive-thru window and the guy with the headset said, “You look like that girl in Pulp Fiction. I’m sorry …. I’m so sorry. You do, but I’m sorry.” Then he smiled a big, toothy grin and handed me our sack of burritos.
I wasn’t exactly sure what to make of his declaration. I sat for a moment trying to figure out if this was some sort of strange compliment or a straight up insult. I couldn’t decide if he was apologizing to me or Uma, but either way he was apologizing … profusely.
I think it must be the hair … or the Pulp Fiction dance that I obviously would be amazing at. Obviously.
So … tonight, with no deep thoughts left in my brain … I’m wondering who people say you look like. What famous person could you pass for? Or if you needed to hire a celeb to play you in a movie, who would it be? And just FYI, Uma would not be my first pick. 🙂