I was captured by Somali pirates a couple weeks ago, or so some friends thought.
When I went to the library this evening, one of the librarians stopped me as soon as I walked in. She said “John! Wait, I’ve got to show you something.” She brought me a newspaper clipping with a photo of Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama who was rescued by U. S. Navy SEAL snipers earlier this week.
She told me that she and her grandmother were watching the news the other day and thought that she saw my face on the TV. She hadn’t seen me at the library in a while and was certain that I had been captured by pirates.
After I told my wife about the story, she said other people had commented on how much I resemble Captain Phillips.
Now the librarian calls me “Captain.”