for a while, some of my family members thought I was a schoolteacher. they thought that because they'd seen me on tv. this was odd since i'm not a schoolteacher and I haven't been on tv.
then, at a writers' meeting, we were going around the circle and I introduced myself. the man beside me said, "my wife's name is (my name), but this is not my wife." I didn't really talk to him because he was even more weirded out than I was, but she was the schoolteacher.
then a reporter called my house and left a message. she wanted the schoolteacher married to the writer. I got home after her deadline, but I called and let her know I was altogether the wrong person.
I never saw this lady, but by my family's reaction and her husband's reaction we looked alike. I don't know if the name was her real name (like me) or her name after marriage. so many people would say they'd seen me places I hadn't been or tell me they knew someone who looked just like me. after a while, I started to believe.
oddly, I never saw her (and I don't have "missing time" to account for another life, haha). this hasn't happened in a while... but, i'm sure it must happen to a lot of people. doesn't it?