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All witers have secrets, they say. Here's one of mine.
In my twenties I did all sorts of jobs to pay the rent. I worked in a food factory, I cleaned, I typed, I did some modeling, I did interpretation gigs (as I studied at the School for Translation Studies at the University of Turku).
One day I went to work at the food factory (summer job) and my boss came to chat.
"You know, I opened the TV yesterday and the TV announcer looked just like you!"
"That probably was because it was me," I grinned.
My brother worked for a local cable TV company at the time and they were searching for an announcer. They were a really small company and taped all the announcements. So they asked to see me and I looked presentable enough (well, which 20-year-old girl wouldn't?). I took almost my whole wardrobe with me (most of which I had bought from England a few years back - at that time the big store chains were just beginning to emerge in Finland and my clothes were something special at the time). Then I changed clothes for each evening's announcements and they a week's worth of announcements in one session.
I had not told about this to others, and people probably thought an announcer spent their whole evening at the studio, so they most likely thought it was someone who just looked like me. (Well, at work I was wearing a white cap, covering clothing, and not much makeup, obviously. So I most likely looked quite different "au naturel".)
I had almost forgotten about this episode when in a meeting at my present job everyone was asked to tell something of themselves the others had no idea about.
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