Thursday, January 08, 2009

All You Jews Bloggers Look Alike

This past Shabbos, at the end of shul in the morning, I was folding my tallis and putting it back in its bag (permitted by R' Moshe Feinstein for those of us who don't like other people messing with our stuff! ahem), when a guy who had been sitting in the row behind me addressed me as follows:
“Excuse me, are you Rabbi Gil Student?”

Uh... no.

6 Comments:

Blogger Ezzie said...

I have a feeling that wouldn't happen to me. :)

1/08/2009 10:24 PM  
Blogger Neil Harris said...

Ha! You should have used the Jedi mind trick on him.

1/08/2009 11:41 PM  
Blogger The Leader, Garnel Ironheart said...

I posted something similar to this a while ago.

In my community there's a well known pediatrician who's medium height, slighting balding and clean shaven.

I'm short and frumpy but with a thick head of hair (other than under my kippah) and a full beard.

Yet I've been twice mistaken for him!

1/09/2009 9:33 AM  
Blogger Knitter of shiny things said...

He does kinda look like you...

1/09/2009 3:23 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Okay. That's ... odd. Could've been worse (odder). You could've been mistaken for me.

It's already happened to three people I know.

1/12/2009 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Gavi said...

Well, I mistook you for another blogger (whom I have not yet met in person) based upon your ha'avarah... so it is not as far-fetched as we might imagine.

(You davened for the omud in Mt Sinai one motzai shabbos a long while ago, when I was in WH for shabbos).

1/18/2009 11:25 PM  

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