Everyone – at one point or another – wants to be rich and famous, right? While the huge flux in income would be fantastic, we don’t know if we could handle the constant mobs out in public. But Tony Hawk, the legendary skateboarder, seems to have that latter part solved.
Recently, Hawk was at an airport when the attendant behind the reservation desk confused him with someone else. Lance Armstrong. Hm, that’s awkward. But Hawk handled the interaction like the champ he is. Apparently his identity is frequently mistaken for others’. These mix-ups happen so often that Hawk started tweeting about some of the best interactions he’s experienced.
Take a look below at a few of the hilarious exchanges:
TSA agent (staring intently): I’m trying to figure out who you look like before checking your ID.
TSA: that cyclist Armstrong!
Nearby agent: that ain’t Lance Armstrong
Me: he’s right
TSA: oh you look like that skateboarder (checks ID). Same last name too! Crazy!
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) August 21, 2018
guy at restaurant: “you famous?”
me: I think that depends on who you ask
him: “anyone ever tell you that you look like Tom Brady?”
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) August 17, 2017
Woman at airport: “My husband told me you’re an awesome something something. Are you?” Me: “Yes, in fact it’s the title on my business card”
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) July 15, 2013
TSA agent (checking my ID): “Hawk, like that skateboarder Tony Hawk!”
Her: “Cool, I wonder what he’s up to these days”
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) March 21, 2017
Ticket agent: “Anthony Frank Hawk, are you related to the skateboarder?” Yes, that’s me. “Well he doesn’t normally go by Anthony Frank.”
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) July 22, 2010
Woman on plane: “You look like Tony Hawk!” Me: Is that good? Her: “Well… he’s that skateboard guy.” <== insert response here, I had none.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) August 7, 2010
girl at restaurant: “Are you Tony Hawk?” me: “Yes.” her: “Why?” I had no idea how to answer.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) October 26, 2009
Those conversations only got better as we scrolled. The remarks serve to prove that Hawk truly is a gentleman who doesn’t really care about his level of fame. We could use more celebrities like that in this world. He can still out-900° anyone though, and that is pretty damn sweet.