I'm having a complex.
Every week or so -- no, really, almost every week or so -- I meet someone new who tells me I look familiar. And every time, I have to politely (usually) tell them that we don't actually know each other. Sometimes we play the let's-stalk-mutual-friends-on-Facebook to see how we know each other. Sometimes we play the which-school-did-you-go-to game that ends with us not actually having any common connections. And sometimes I just nod and proceed with life.
I can't quite place my finger on when this trend started. I secretly used to think it must be because I am famous from this blog, but let's be real, it's definitely not that. But it's been happening more often now.
Perhaps it's that I'm a typical height? In fact, I'm essentially the average height for a female American at five foot, six inches. And I'm pretty average sized in the middle, sitting at a pant-size eight. And I guess my skin is rather average with an average colored hair. But really, am I that unremarkable?
I'm getting a little less polite about my familiar face because I am getting slightly offended that I look that similar to what surely must be a plethora of other women. I honestly find myself telling people,
To which they either think I'm abrasive or they press on and think that we do really know each other. So then we play our games and resolve that we don't actually know each other yet.
I know I probably shouldn't be that aggressive about the fact that I have a lot of doppelgangers, but it really upsets me that I'm that basic. I mean, I do write a brunch blog, but really... am I just a basic looking white girl?
However, I actually heard a really sweet theory on why I get told that so often.
I have a familiar face.
On the surface, it sounds nonchalant, but he continued to say that it's because I'm friendly and outgoing, which makes people feel comfortable around me. You know, just a familiar, friendly face.
I can semi-accept that reasoning, but I do still genuinely wonder what exactly it is about me that is really that familiar to almost everyone.
And I still wonder if I should be offended or not that I am so average looking to so many people.
But if you see me and think I look familiar, tell me because then maybe you can tickle my ego and tell me it's because of the blog.