Saturday, November 8, 2008

Billbama

image As all of you know by now Barack Obama is our president elect right now. No news there. Here is the kicker as it relates to me. I've been told that I've looked like Obama consistently for a while now. While in my opinion (and my wife's) I don't look like the guy, I have been told this too often. I've been told this 3 or 4 times a week for 4 or 5 months now and in the beginning it was pretty amusing. Now recently it's increased to about 3 or 4 times a day. I have now realized it's going to only get worse now that he has been elected. Just a few days ago I was shopping and an older lady directly behind me asks another guy in line(pretty loudly). "Doesn't that guy in front of us look like a younger version of Obama?". The guy behind her responds, "Yes, he sure does, I was looking at him throughout the store thinking the same thing." I felt like telling these guys, "I can hear what your saying." This conversation also confirmed my suspicion throughout my trip to the store that I was being watched. As I was leaving the store and walking to my car in the parking lot an older fella says to me, "You look like you could be Obama's nephew!". I responded, "Oh really?". At work the other day when I walking around the corner I bump into a co-worker I don't know and she strikes up conversation by asking me, "Do you know who you look like?". I respond with "Barack Obama?". She says "No, Tiger Woods,....but now that you mention it you do look like Obama." It's got so bad that whenever we have meetings, even involving the executive management team, an Obama joke rears it's head all the time. I've even taken on the name BillBama at work. Yes, that's what some people call me. My kid is known as baby Bama. Speaking of my kid, one day while I was eating dinner and watching the news my 3 year old tells me "Daddy you look like Obana". Yes, he did say Obana, he is 3 and that's the way my 3 year old pronounces Obama. Wow, so now my own family is even saying I look like Obama. Speaking of my own family, my wife just sent me the endearing text message a few minutes ago, "I love you,...your my Obama! Apparently, looking like Obama can induce heart attacks. The other day I was at the gas station with my family when I had to make a pit stop to the bathroom. So I casually walk inside the gas station. An old guy beside starts to spasm and I turn and look at him to see what is going on. He screams "Good God!, You nearly gave me a heart attack, I thought you were Obama!". Apparently Obama was in town that week and so he saw me out of the corner of his eye and thought I was Obama for a split second. A colleague at work who knows that I am a runner had asked me if I wanted to do a promotion about being Obama's running mate (this was when Obama was in the primaries), you get it? Running mate (you can stop laughing now). A few months ago I get into a very crowded elevator at work and notice a woman who is freakishly about 6'4" tall. I decide to embarrass her by saying "Has anyone ever told you that you are tall?". She doesn't miss a beat and responds with, "Has anyone ever told you that you look like Obama?". I say no. She says "Hey everyone, he even talks like Obama." Everyone in the elevator starts to laugh in unison. She looks me up and down and says "He even dresses like Obama". The laughter continues and now I am starting to feel embarrassed. The elevator hit my floor and the door opens and I rush out and she peeks out and then I hear faintly, "He even walks like Obama". Everyone in the elevator is in tears with laughter and I could hear it all the way down the hall. Now after reading all of this you might understand why I have proceeded to preempt the Obama comments with the following solution. I have decided to wear the following shirt...

image image

8 comments:

Steeeve said...

Interesting...when Obama starting making headway in the primaries, my thought was "hey, that dude looks a lot like Bill". It's all about perspective.

Larry said...

I never thought that Obama looks like you. If anything, he looks more like your brother Ron. Better send him some of your T shirts. Your dad

Bill said...

Dad, pretty funny, I'll have to ask Ron if he's received any Obama comments.

June (aka Tiny Frog) said...

Bill! Thanks for posting a comment on my blog! I didnt even know you had one till I saw you post on Sam's one day.

Thanks for the kudos!

Minken said...

Perhaps next Halloween your kids could dress up as secret service when you can take them out trick or treating...that would be funny!

Bill said...

Dave,

I'm keeping my fingers crossed. No one has mentioned me looking like Obama since my blog rant.

Pony and Petey said...

You are WAAAAAAAY better looking than Obama = )

Bill said...

Pony,

I will assume you were the one that made the last comment and not your husband Petey! :) That was very sweet of you to say. I will write you that check we talked about later ;)