I think I am a woman of a thousand looks. Or three. Yesterday I was walking home and a Jewish man asked me "are you Jewish?" I told him "No" and smiled and he said "Have a nice day." This has happened before.
Then, because of my somewhat ethnic last name, people have totally mistaken me as a Latina. This is really funny because a) the name's actually Italian in origin and b) they speak to me slowly as if I may not understand English, or they'll say slowly but suredly, "Oh, so do you speak Spanish?" and I have to say back to them "nope." They also mispronounce the name, which has double l's and give it the ya sound.
BUT, one time I met a woman who was actually Sicilian (where the name comes from) and she saw my name (I was wearing a name tag) and she got all excited and thought I was from Sicily too but I had to let her down.
So far, I'm Jewish, Hispanic, and Italian. So much cooler than my actual ethnic background. The question is: How do I use this? And do I use it for good or for evil?