“Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.” — Celine Dion
Last Friday afternoon as I was walking through a Safeway parking lot on my way to the store I sensed a pickup truck moving slowly on my right side of the parking area.
I thought nothing of it but as I drew closer to the store’s entranceway the driver rolled down his window and was muttering something in my direction. I did not know this driver and after a few more steps turned and faced him directly.
He was yelling the name “Cam” at me and slowed down to chat a while.
I was wearing my cap and face mask and I informed him curtly but politely that my name was not Cam. He apologized for the mistaken identity issue. He did insist that I did resemnle this Cam individual.
“It’s me! My name is not Cam” I shouted back at him.
This incident got me to thinking that the COVID 19 face mask must be concealing the true facial identity of its wearer. I reasoned that I could not be the only one who has experienced this identity confusion.
My solution to this dilemma is to print my picture on a sweatshirt or t-shirt and use the phrase “Hey it’s me” below the photo.
I said this to the inquisitive driver to inform him that I was not the person he was searching for.
Being up front with other people now takes on a whole new connotation.
As Forrest Gump eloquently phrased it: “Shit happens!”
As I put it: Who knew?