Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Of course you might imagine my surprise when I read this headline in the the Chicago RedEye the other day. I had only just eaten at "Yang Restaurant" an hour before in the South Loop at now I was considering if they or I had been arrested, and were just slow on the uptake.
It turns out Marni Yang was the criminal in question - and what a crime it was:
"Yang plotted the killing, driving a rental car with stolen plates and buying dark makeup and a cornrow wig to disguise herself, prosecutors said."
The various press coverage does its best to be equally creepy - from web videos sifting through her online personals to bikini photos.
Two days later my phone rang. This is how it went:
"Hi, is this Andrew Yang?"
"Yes, it is"
"I know this might be a strange question, but I'm a reporter with CBS and I am wondering if you are you the Andrew Yang who is son of Marni Yang?"
"No, I am definitely not that Andrew Yang"
"Ok, sorry, thanks!
Wow. And so what was she going to ask me - how I'm doing? Who knew journalists actually still called people randomly up by names and numbers listed in the phone book. These reporters need to be issued computers, yo.
Regardless, the episode fits in to the Who is Andrew Yang? files, and its updates.
As for the Andrew Yang that I was mistaken for this time, I can only say sorry and good luck with things....