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Our family is spread out across the country and across the world, and what better way to keep in touch than a collaborative digital journal?

Sunday, 18 December 2005

Me, Harry Potter and some crazy woman at Foodland

I just thought I'd share an amusing story with you all. Cheryl and I were grocery shopping in Foodland just near our house, when I heard a woman say "Hi Harry Potter". I looked up and saw this lady staring back at me smiling.

I figured it was some weird joke I didn't understand. However, when she next crossed our path she said (quietly, without making eye contact) "Now I'm sure it's you. I'm really glad I was able to meet you. My name is [insert crazy lady's name]. Be good" and she was off. And I just thought "huh??".

Finally, she walked past us again and said "Thanks Harry". Again, quietly without eye contact. Maybe she was trying to help me stay incognito.

I don't know what's weirder. That she thought I looked anything like Daniel Radcliffe (who's what, 8 years younger than me? Nine?), or that she thought Daniel Radcliffe, at Kangaroo Island shooting a film, would be grocery shopping in Foodland Frewville. Maybe she thought Cheryl was Cho Chang :)

Still, while I have the amusing story to tell about the crazy woman, she gets to go home and talk about how she saw Harry Potter at the supermarket!

Just in case you think I do kinda look like him, here's a photo for comparison.


  1. i guess your good deed for the day was letting a crazy lady believe she's met harry potter, rather than saying "you're crazy"...

    keep an eye in the newspapers for the story in case she sold it? or for other crazy friends she may have who come looking at foodland for harry potter!!

  2. i can see the resemblance. You just need new glasses, longer hair, but of course Harry would be in disguise so no one recognized him, so you look just like Harry Potter in disguise so no one will know it's him. She was very clever to spot you, wasn't she?

  3. It was a pretty funny experience :) I had to stop myself from calling Damien "young 'Arry!" just in case the lady overheard, although she seemed quite convinced already.


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