It's been happening for several years. I'm standing there/walking here/on the phone; even running outside.. when a stranger frantically approaches me and asks for directions.
Yes, this even happened while walking down a busy city street and talking on my phone. A trucker on the other side of the hwy sticks his head out the window, and asks me the location of a street. Bottom line: I unintentionally (don't know how/why) create the illusion of knowing stuff.
That would be incorrect. Giving wrong directions or just plain Not having the answer to their desperate question is my specialty. I will certainly continue to be a worldwide letdown. I'm, in fact, the opposite of Mr. WorldWide.(Pitbull.. because I'm a real person and don't hide behind fake posturing and tired cliche's-- sorry back to the subject)
Last time I was in Vegas at The Venetian, I was mistaken for a pit boss. I've walked into backstage all-access concert sections with no pass. If I was dishonest, earthly, and conscience free.. I could do major damage.
Being approachable is sometimes fun, but part of me wishes I had the off-putting look of an evil scientist. Maybe I'll overgrow my eyebrows and never pluck my nosehairs. Yep. Good call.