Movie star

Last week, during my lunchbreak, I was walking along the Liverpool waterfront with my sunglasses on, cup of coffee in hand, when I notice a young couple looking at me from inside a bus shelter.

As I approached, the lad stuck his head out of the shelter and announced, "'ey, mate! Me girlfriend reckons you look like one of them movie stars!"

The lad's girlfriend went scarlet. I suspect what she had actually said was something more along the lines of "Who does this fat tosser think he is? Some kind of movie star?"

I turned to the blushing girl. "Happens all the time," I said. "You're thinking of either Sean Connery or George Clooney."

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. I get mistaken for Steven Spielburg all the time. I once shaved the beard off & people started asking me if I was Eric Clapton.

    As far as I am aware, neither of them are over 6' 2" & weigh around19 stones.....ho hum.....such is life

  2. I'm yet to be taken for anyone famous, but a small girl in the supermarket did turn to her Daddy the other day, point at me and exclaim "Funny Man!". I do get that sort of thing.

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