This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-10 of 10 discussions (23 posts)

Has anyone ever mistaken you for somebody else?

  1. Kejanny profile image84
    Kejannyposted 5 years ago

    Has anyone ever mistaken you for somebody else?

  2. ReneeDC1979 profile image61
    ReneeDC1979posted 5 years ago

    All the time; I am an identical twin...haha.   but, I do get the "hey, i know you from somewhere" sometimes

    1. Kejanny profile image84
      Kejannyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow!  That is beautiful.  I had two sets identical twins as classmates and to be honest its still difficult to tell who is who.

    2. profile image0
      CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Renee: Is your "twin" as faithful and as sweet as you are? :0)

  3. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Yes, apparently there is a dentist in our town that I resemble. I have been asked "How are you Dr. _______ many times."

    1. Kejanny profile image84
      Kejannyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha,  Nice one.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Kejanny.  smile

  4. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Yes!

    The year was 1970. Twice that year, while I was working at a church in Los Angeles, members who had been to the church in Sweden called me Johan.

    I had been wearing my hair combed straight back and sported a Van Dyke style beard.

    One one woman was so insistent that I was Johan, that she struck me for being mean to her, pretending that I wasn't Johan.

    I suppose this shouldn't be a surprise. Both my paternal and maternal grandparents have ancestors from Sweden. Who knows. Johan might be a distant cousin.

    1. Kejanny profile image84
      Kejannyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like your story and glad that I asked the question so you share a piece of your life, something that happened 40 years ago.  You're right, Johan might be your distant cousin.

  5. Goody5 profile image66
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    Yes, but it ended up that it was just an honest mistake.

    1. Kejanny profile image84
      Kejannyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Goody5.  Yes, making an honest mistake is common.  We just have to be nice and polite though.

  6. innerspin profile image92
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    A new work colleague nearly jumped out of her skin when she saw me. Apparently, I look just like her mum, who wasn't a very nice person. Poor girl often did a double-take, even though her mum lives in another part of the country - and I'm a nice person, honestly!

    1. Kejanny profile image84
      Kejannyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Innerspin.  It's good being nice to people because whatever goes around comes around.  Maybe being around you had some positive impact in her life.

  7. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    Yes, and it was hilarious to me because I thought it was a stretch that my face was mistaken for a popular singer by some coworkers. If true, I'd certainly not have been working a "regular" job like I was at the time.

    1. Kejanny profile image84
      Kejannyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nice one Express10.  Thanks for sharing.

  8. lupine profile image71
    lupineposted 5 years ago

    Yes, it happens occasionally, sometimes when I say, no, I'm not that person...they say are you sure and keep looking at me, I just smile at them.

    1. Kejanny profile image84
      Kejannyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Being nice to them is a good response.  There are some people who get nasty if you  mistake them for someone else.

  9. profile image0
    CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years ago

    This happens to me now and then. For instance, I have had a few people tell me they saw me somewhere and waved at me, but I did not respond to them. Others have told me they have seen me in diverse places, but I know I was not there.

    Apparently, there are a couple of really, really, really good looking guys around town that have striking similarities...but I thought I was in a league all by myself. :0)




    Just kidding - I'm not much to look at. In fact, when I was young, I was so ugly my parents had to tie a pork-chop around my neck...just so the dog would play with me.

    1. lupine profile image71
      lupineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Love your humor!

    2. Kejanny profile image84
      Kejannyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha, CJ, you have a great sense of humor!  Sounds like you are a lovely person.  Thanks for adding flavour to this question page with pork-chop.  Lol

    3. profile image0
      CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It was my pleasure, Kejanny, and thank you for the vote of confidence.

  10. H-Chris profile image61
    H-Chrisposted 5 years ago

    All the time! But only because I have a twin sister. It was bad enough as children when we attended the same schools, sometimes even the same classes but it just got weird when we became adults.

    I had one guy come up to me and say I worked too many jobs. Both my sister and I worked 2 jobs at the time.

    She went to my work to buy bus tickets and the lady at customer service asked her, "If your name is Heather, why do you go by Heidi at work?"

    Thankfully my husband has never mistaken the two of us!

    1. Kejanny profile image84
      Kejannyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How nice!  I guess you are identical twin sisters.  I'm sure your parents are proud of you both.  Thanks for responding H.

 
working