I have a weird name. So weird, in fact, that many people don’t know if I’m male or female, though by default they seem to assume I am male. I have come to accept that as a fact of life.
These days, though, I’m being mistaken for a soccer player. A male soccer player.
Yeah, futbol, joga bonita, etc. People think I’m a Portuguese(?) Brazilian(?) soccer player… at least, that is what I am guessing. Of my growing number of Twitter followers (a massive 56 tweeps), some of them seem to speak a foreign language I do not understand when they mention me with an @. The problem is, I can’t even translate what they are saying because they are using short form to fit the 140-character limit! Otherwise, I would tell them I am not who they think I am… or I would play along and be that person. ha.
I wonder if they are cursing my name.
I can’t be the only one with this issue, right? Surely one of you is mistaken for a supermodel or perhaps a race car driver?