So I was walking down the street in Greenpoint today, on my way to my awesome cheap haircut place…
An interesting-looking man was handing out some kind of promotional postcards on the street (the kind of job that I picture myself being forced to take whenever I get on my “OMG I AM GOING TO BE HOMELESS!!!” anxiety spiral…) He was an older guy, and well, he looked like the type of person for whom handing out fliers (flyers?!) would be one of a limited number of career choices.
I was feeling altruistic, so I accepted the postcard even though it was for an eyebrow threading place. The guy smiled and said, “Hey…you know that show Orange new Black?* You look like the girl from that show.”
I smiled and said, “Really? Which one?”
“You know that show? You can see it on Netflix. You look just like that girl…she’s one of the inmates…”
(ummm, correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t 98% of the females on that show inmates?)
“Sure, I know the show, but which woman?”
“You look just like her. Go back and watch Season One.”
I did the only thing I could do, which was to say, “Thanks, I think?!” and kept walking.
I wish he was talking about Alex, although I thought Lorna was more likely…
I just hope he wasn’t referring to Crazy Eyes…
(*to be fair, I can’t remember now if he said “Orange is the Black” or something else, but suffice to say that he was not able to actually pronounce the full name of the show…)