Do You Look Like Someone Famous?

The odd thing about rockstars is that you see them on stage as demigods, but Tony Iommi could show up at your house in clothing from Marks Work Wearhouse, get out of a plumbing van, and you would never suspect he’s in Black Sabbath.

Classical musicians too. YoYoMa refreshing the salad bar at Mandarin. You would never notice.

Anonymity is unavailable to those born with extreme features. Steve Buscemi, Angelina Jolie and Keith Richards could never work behind the counter at McDonald’s. But actress Dianne Weist and John Paul Jones from Led Zepplin probably could.

The recently minted millions of the real virus victims – the unemployed – will be fighting over the few existing jobs. I wonder if the beautiful or the plain-featured will get the second interview.

2 Comments

  1. Brian McDowell

    June 21, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    That’s a sobering thought….. But I would hope that qualifications would be at least a major part of the equation. Fortunately I’m retired, so I don’t have to rely on my rugged good looks to provide for us in the future, haha!
    And yes, in the late 80s and early 90s, there was a relief pitcher named Tom Henke playing on the Blue Jays. I looked a lot like him back then. Lots of people pointed that out to me. One time I took my sons to an autograph signing Tom was doing at a home reno place, just to see if he looked like me in in person. And yes indeed, we looked a lot alike. Even had very similar glasses. He was a very handsome guy, haha!

  2. I would think the fashion industry would be looking for hotties to hire, where the tech companies will be looking for smarts, I mean look a Gates….Mr. Fashion lol.

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