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Thursday, July 31, 2008

It happened AGAIN

My wife and I were sitting in Red Lobster having lunch today when I noticed a woman a couple tables away looking at me. She'd look away and then, before I could even spear the next scallop on my fork, her eyes were back on me. Now, I'd like to believe that women can't take their eyes off of me because I am mesmerizingly attractive, but I could tell that this woman had something else going on in her mind.

After a few more minutes of staring, she got up and walked over to the table and said, "I don't want you to think that I was staring at you..." (Why do people who have been staring at you always start conversations that way?) "... I don't know if you've ever had anyone tell you this before, but you look just like Richard Dreyfuss... I mean a young Richard Dreyfuss, like in Jaws."

I smiled and laughed and told her that I have, indeed, had many people tell me that I look like Dreyfuss. That's true, though more of them peg me as a The Goodbye Girl Dreyfuss rather than a Jaws Dreyfuss, especially when I'm sitting in bed playing my guitar. Apparently, this time, my inner saltiness was showing through.

At any rate, I expect that there is a village somewhere in Germany, or perhaps Switzerland, where the Dreyfusses and my ancestors lived and intermarried for generations. I can't prove it, but something tells me that it just might be so. Go ahead and take a look at these pictures and make up your own mind.


Me (on the right) out with some buddies on a fishing trip.

Dreyfuss (on the right) during filming of Jaws.
Or maybe not quite...

1 comment:

Bo said...

OMG, that is hilarious and finally makes sense after all this time! You DO look like him!