What’s a pseudo-celebrity? It’s what my husband calls me. He thinks it’s funny that when we go out places people who are in my classes come say hi to me, or people recognize me or my name when I’m in random places.
Sometimes they know me as, “That Zumba Girl” or “The Fitness Instructor” but I’ve also been recognized for my blog at fitness conferences and races. It’s always a little weird, and I feel bad for them if they hang out with me long enough to realize I really am terribly dull, haha.
But the flip side of the coin is each and every time I have to call someone to make an appointment or something, but I’ll let the video tell you all about that…
Are you sure?
Even last summer when I had my car accident, I called my insurance broker to report the claim – and please keep in mind I worked at that broker for five years before becoming a fitness instructor – and they couldn’t find me in the system. The person who answered didn’t know me (obviously) and hadn’t worked there when I was there, but I not only gave her my name, then my policy number, then asked them if they still used TAM (The Agency Manager) and gave her my client code because I knew what it was – and she still couldn’t find me! She asked me if I was sure I was with their brokerage, and I tried to be as nice as possible when I told her I knew that people got confused and often didn’t know where their policy was, but I was 100% sure that I was calling the right place. That I worked there before her and my policy was without any doubt in that office.
At that moment one of the other girls walked by and must have seen her notes and said, “Are you talking to Suzi!? Just put her through!”
So even in an office where my name and initials are all over past records, even when I give them my policy number and account number and spell out my name 16 times over people don’t know who I am.
And this is why I can continue to go through life assuming not a soul knows who I am, and will always be surprised when someone actually does hence the pseudo-celebrity status.
And this is exactly why I hate making phone calls. At least with emails, there is no confusion as to how to spell my name since it’s written right out in front of them!