Monday, July 09, 2012

Other Bridget: an update

It's time to check in once again with Other Bridget, the imaginary person I've constructed from combining the details of misdirected emails that I receive. She's been busy lately.

As you know, she moved to Australia and enrolled in James Cook University. I got quite a few emails about that, and her work with "gellibaff."

She had some trouble with her unidentified Apple product earlier this year. Within the space of an hour, I received a barrage of about 12 emails confirming her appointment at an Apple Store Genius Bar to address the issue, and then an email saying they hadn't received an appointment confirmation from her. That's because I'm not Other Bridget.

I got an email from an old friend (of 25 years, as stated by the friend in the email) of Other Bridget asking if I had a 'd' in my name. I do. I guess Other Bri(d)get doesn't??

Other Bridget's daughter Lola was accepted at a preschool in Australia. I know the name of the preschool but it doesn't seem to be at all close to James Cook University. I wonder how Other Bridget is managing the commute.

The most troubling development in Other Bridget's life came last month when I received an email from one of her friends, saying how sorry he was about what had happened to "my" car, at a place called Cable Beach (also in Australia, by the way). The friend included this picture in the email:

I'm so sorry this happened to Other Bridget! It's even worse than the time one of her friends got put in jail.

I hope Other Bridget takes more care in her future Australian adventures. I'll keep you updated with any developments.


Katie Lewis said...


Liz Johnson said...

I really hope Lola wasn't in that car.

Jen said...

Two things:

1. I wonder if the car swirled to the bottom of the water in the opposite direction.

2. I get "other Jen" emails about my Australian self several times per week. Mostly from a couple of universities thinking I'm a professor and/or student. I thought it was because I have a common name, but after reading your post, I sort of wonder if it's more than a coincidence.

Najla said...


Sarah Familia said...

These are seriously some of my favorite posts. Too bad Other Bridget doesn't have a blog too, so we could keep up with her more regularly.

Crys said...

I can't decide which one of you has the more exciting life. Me and the other 13 people who share my name are so boring :)

Amanda said...

I echo Crys's sentiment, all the other Amanda does is check out boring books about Victorian England from a library in Montreal.


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