not to mention disconcerting.
I have a colleague at my new job whom I liked immediately. He's young and friendly, yet rather cynical and curmudgeonly on occasion. He snarks about everything, yet is unfailingly helpful and hard-working. Several times after starting work there, I had moments of deja-vu regarding him, and I couldn't figure out why. We'd definitely never met before.
It wasn't until a few days later, when I was sitting in the breakroom with my back turned to a conversation he and another co-worker were having, that I realized why he seemed so familiar to me. See, he was pissed off about something and sprinkling the f-bomb liberally into his speech.
BAM! It hit me...he sounds EXACTLY like Stingray of the Atomic Nerds!
Voice, tone, inflection, rhythm, everything. It's pretty creepy, as a matter of fact.
I had to ask him if he had any relations in New Mexico, but he demurred. He and his family are local through-and-through.
Which begs the question: Why doesn't my colleague have a local accent? I have no clue.
In any case, I told my co-worker not to be surprised if I sometimes call him "Stingray", and he laughed and said he didn't care.
If only he knew...
He should listen to Vicious Circle sometime!
Oh, I have to add one thing, though: the resemblance definitely ends with the voice, as this young man was also the one who thought "ambiguous" meant "obvious"...