While there are many ways to have fun and possibly embarrass yourself, we will only be visiting one of these today. We will be discussing how to order a meal under an Obviously Fake Name, (an OFN). This is a great way to dip your feat into the water and see if you really enjoy doing Random Acts of Craziness (RAC). Before we begin let me explain that experts on RAC say that it is best to pull an OFN in a place far away from your hometown. This is so that you will not embarrass yourself in front of people you know. With that let my explain how to pull an OFN.
Roll all the random names everyone knows around in your head. Disney movies have tons of great names everyone knows. You must choose something that is out of the ordinary though. If you go as say, the little mermaid, and declare that your name is Arial, it is not Obviously Fake. For all the waitress knows that could be your name. You need to choose something out there. Say, Cinderella, Maid Marian, Robin Hood, or Tweedledum all of which are unique… It does not have to be from a Disney movie. You could say you are Yankee Doodle, Prince Humperdinck, or go with a name you made yourself like Miss Droopshlop. Seize upon your creative juices, but make sure if you are a girl you get a girl name, and if you are a boy you get a boy name.
Optional: You can buy or make a costume for your chosen OFN.
Now that you have chosen your name begin planning when and where to do it. If you are not a planner just plunge into the nearest fast food restaurant and shout out “I am __________!”. Fill in blank. If you want to plan though, here is a list of things to figure out.
- Will it be fast food, or will you have a waitress/waiter? Fast food is good because your name will be announced everywhere, and you can quickly make you exit. With a classier restaurant where they bring your food to you is good if you want to wear a costume.
- Will you do it out of town or in town? Leaving for distant regions is recommended because, if you live in a small like Ewing everyone will know. See you have probably never heard of it before. If you live in Austen or LA, you can stay intown.
- Will you be serious and not smile (this adds extra embarrassment), or smile and act like it’s all a big joke (this relieves pressure)?
- Will you video or not video?
After making these important decisions bravely charge out and have an awesome time. Be prepared get stared at. If you enjoy doing this you might also enjoy doing a flash mob, or Telemarketing a Telemarketer. Make sure to tell all the friends who won’t think you are crazy.