Sunday, July 19, 2009

Being Harry Potter Isn't Easy

USPS employee Harry Potter (shown here with his USPS ID Card) hates it every time time there's a new movie with his name in the title according to an article that appeared on Schenectady, New York's website.

Harry “Skip” Potter is quoted in a piece by reporter Kathleen Moore as saying, “It’s a real pain in the neck. I would like a half a percentage point of what that woman makes for the crap she puts me through,” referring to author J.K. Rowling.

Moore says each time a Harry Potter movie comes out his phone begins to ring — during the day, at night, all the time for about two months.

“I’ve even pressed charges against people,” Potter said. “It’s two, three o’clock in the morning, and it’s the drunks from RPI, Union, Sage, Saint Rose — all of them. Every time there’s a movie, I go nuts.”

But it's not all bad Moore found out.

“One time at the Outback [Steakhouse], I made a reservation for Harry Potter and when I got there, me and my wife got to eat for free,” he said. “They made me show them my I.D. They thought it was a prank call.”

The real life Potter even has a scar on his forehead, starting between his eyes and snaking up his forehead in a line — just like the boy wizard created by Rowling.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM