In the Post Office yesterday, a woman I'd never seen before was waiting for the lift to go downstairs, and seeing me called out cheerfully "Hello Darlin' how are you?" Almost automatically I replied "Fine thanks, how are you?" She said something like she was fine too, then the lift came, and she went down in it.
I reflected afterwards that she must have mistaken me for someone else. This could cause problems, but I can't remedy that, she was a total stranger. However, I was polite in my response. Or perhaps she was just a happy person, greeting all she met?
How would e-hellions respond? I was once mistaken for someone else, and when I denied being her, the other person got very annoyed, and insisted I was who she said I was, and flounced off in a terrible huff when I was equally instant that I knew who I was, and it wasn't who she thought I was!