Leading a double life can be exhilarating, but also very stressful. It can be difficult not to give the game away and let someone in on your secret. Here are some examples of people who perfectly partitioned their worlds and maintained incredible double lives.
Across the PondPixabay
I’m English, but have spent much of my youth in the US, and live here now with a green card. When I worked retail, I adopted an American accent, because it’s more efficient than having to explain to everyone that I’m English and moved here when I was 14 etc etc. It was just more efficient.
This continued into office jobs until we were in a meeting with some English clients, who spoke first. I immediately went English. By boss looks at me for second, stops the meeting and says “Are you having a stroke?”
Then I had to explain and we wasted half an hour. Sigh. Story credit: Reddit / UnknownQTY
About 14 years ago after I just graduated college I got a job teaching at a middle school but I was still DJing nights at an goth-industrial night club.
Teacher by day, Rivethead DJ by night. that’s about as double-life as I have ever been. It didn’t last tho, I was having a hard time stayin alert and awake at school… so I gave up the teaching. Story credit: Reddit / Roobomatic
Twelve-Year Old ScammerPixabay
During the great depression my grandfather was injured at his job and couldn’t work. For a year, to keep the family going, my then 12 year old father and his older brother dropped out of school and ran “change raising” scams on shop keepers in Cleveland Ohio for money, pretty much as the family’s only income.
My grandparents knew …….