Friday, October 24, 2008

A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY ...!


It must have been a slow day yesterday for the Caricature Artist stationed in the lobby of my hotel on Jeju Island, Korea. All week long, he had been standing at an easel, alone, trying to drum up business among passersby. "Come, come," he would cry, "Pictures for you!, Pictures for you!" Little did he realize, the hotel was filled with Hollywood executives, business travelers who could care less about having someone draw their picture. It all came to a head last night when the artist, out of sheer desperation, thrust a portrait in my direction. "For you!," he cried, "I make picture for you!" The implication was clear: He was trying to pass off one of the portraits that had been sitting on his easel all week as a picture of me. And it might have worked, too ... if I wasn't wearing my glasses. "Thanks," I said, "But you can't fool me ... This is a Korean!"

8 comments:

Beth said...

That is so not you! Nice try, artist guy!

Myra said...

Good thing you had your eagle eye on, Marty, or you may have fallen for it!

ecccch said...

Poor guy's just trying to make a living and all the corporate honcho's snub him....i'd worry about him lashing out with a paintball gun!

Dawn said...

So not you, Marty! LOL

barb said...

JUST GOT CAUGHT UP WITH YOUR POSTS FROM KOREA---LOVE THE BATHOOM SIGNS!WISH I GOT ALERTS, BUT NO. TRIED TRANSFERRING AGAIN TONIGHT--BUT NO LUCK---GETTING READY TO GO SOUTH IN FEW WEEKS--WILL BE HAPPY TO BE IN WARM WEATHER AGAIN.

Saltydawg said...

Is that a pair of testicals flying through the air on your picture? I hope it's not his after you told him the picture didn't look like you!
Gaz ;-)

garnett109 said...

"ve seen better pictures in the post office!

Indigo said...

Ah, the Korean version of you *winks* (Hugs)Indigo