In other news, whenever I wear my Marquette jacket and my Eddie Bauer cap around campus, I am mistaken for men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams. I mean constantly.
The first time I thought it was a fluke. Someone in the union started chatting me up about basketball. Then she said “you’re the men’s coach, aren’t you?” It wasn’t really a question, she had already pegged me as Buzz.
Then today it happened again. I passed someone on the street only to have them say “I think that’s Buzz Williams!”
It got me thinking about a slightly weird conversation I had with the guy at the Qdoba where I had lunch. As he was taking my money he just grinned at me and said “how’s it going!” Um, good, I replied. In retrospect, he totally thought I was Buzz.
My mind reeling from this discovery, I asked the student working the espresso machine at the coffee shop: Do you know who Buzz Williams is? She grinned and said “Yes! Hi!” Which was not exactly the response I was looking for, but at this point it wasn’t surprising me anymore.
It’s nice to be mistaken for what amounts to a celebrity in my workplace, but what I want to know is how I can get payroll to make the same mistake. Even just for a month! Please!