Tuesday, January 16, 2007


So I am often mistaken for being someone who I am not. This happened a few times earlier today at the march downtown as we walked down MLK Drive. The parade was memorable and cool. But there was a few funny incidents that happened. This is only just a few of the incidents.

First someone thought I was security. It was kids. I am often mistaken for a cop. I was wearing a topcoat, a fedora, rubber soled leather shoes, a suit and a tie. I smiled, waved shook my head no and told them not to count on me for keeping any sort of peace. I guess I look like a cop.

Then I was chatting with Dawn Majors. She is a photographer from the PD. A guy came up to me and asked if I was a reporter. Thank goodness she was there, for all I did was say no and point to her. I guess I look like a reporter too.

Then an older man came up next to me. He was probably 65, maybe older. Seemingly nice fella. Wearing a top coat, nice fedora. Looked sharp, but not quite City Hall sharp. More old man sharp. A pretty common look that day.

He asked me if I was Mike McMillan.

I immediately smiled and said no.

That was a first. I was mistaken for the former midtown/northside Alderman, and new License Collector. Funny. I don't think I look all that like him. He is very light skinned and all, but I am Irish pale. Almost pink, especially in the bitter cold. I guess both Mike and I are both big kids with baby faces and dress sharp. But considering the politics of this town, this mistaken identity was pretty amusing.

I guess I look like a northside alderman.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post. It reminds of those comparisons between Thomas Crone and Colin Powell.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff Smith and Allen Iverson.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous rockwell said...

I guess the term "sharp" is up for interpetation.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Steven Fitzpatrick Smith said...

I think old men definitely have a look that can look sharp

1:38 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

The person who originally pointed out my uncanny resemblance to Colin Powell was then-SLDC'er, now 6th Ward Aldermanic candidate, Christian Saller.

This note should in no way be considered an endorsement of his campaign, nor or his ability to peg celebrity look-alikes.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you of all people should know that he's not a northside alderman, he is the license collector. duh!


1:42 PM  
Blogger Grace A. Woodard said...

'sup, d'onofrio?

8:14 PM  

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