Tony Hawk Tweets About Awkward Conversation With People That Don’t Recognize Him And It’s Priceless
Imagine being a legend in the world of skateboarding, you have also starred in movies and you own a skateboard company, but still people don’t have a clue of who you are.
Well, that’s just what happens to Tony Hawk, despite being a skateboarding icon for 30 years. He still brings his decks everywhere with him, but that doesn’t seem to give a hint to people of who he is.
Flight attendant checking overhead bins, sees four skateboards
Him, jokingly: "is Tony Hawk on this flight or something?"
Looks down, sees me
Him: "I guess he is"
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) July 13, 2018
Anyway, he decided to embrace it and make a funny twist on these situations. He tweets every time someone doesn’t recognize him, and it is one of the most hilarious things we have seen online!
Woman on plane retrieving her luggage in the overhead:
"Who's skateboard is this? It's blocking my bag"
me: that's mine, you can pass it here
her: "It's yours? You ride it?
her: "Are you any good at it?"
her: cackles maniacally, exits plane
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) April 16, 2018
One of the first posts appears to be posted back in 2009.
girl at restaurant: "Are you Tony Hawk?" me: "Yes." her: "Why?" I had no idea how to answer.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) October 26, 2009
Ever since, the 50-year-old continued this ritual for the following years, and in the last few years it even got worse!
A lot of them knew his face was somewhat familiar to them, but instead of realizing who he was, they thought he looked like Tom Brady or even the cyclist Armstrong.
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
Some were really close, but it seems that his appearance hasn’t really convinced them that he actually is Tony Hawk.
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
Tony being so honest about this makes us love and respect him even more.