On Saturday afternoon a surprising notification popped up on the iPad;
“Andy Strange added you on Google+”
That’s odd, I thought. I hadn’t been using Google+ for anything recently and I couldn’t see how you could end up adding yourself to anything. So I was a bit puzzled.
But after investigation the cause was obvious — if a little disconcerting.
Another person called Andy Strange had added me to their circles on the service. Which obviously generated the disturbing thought that there are more than one Andy Strange’s in the world. In fact, given that my surname, odd as it is, isn’t as uncommon as you might think, there are probably quite a few. Apparently, going by his profile, this particular Andy Strange lives in West Sussex, designs yachts, and has an impressively trendy ‘tash.
As tempting as it is for this to inspire a Dave Gorman style search for other namesakes, I think I will pass. Having to deal with the reality of one Andy Strange is I think complicated enough at the moment.