|Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast At Tiffany's 1961|
1 You are smiled at on your dating site by semi successful men - owner of ranch in Texas, coach to Olympic athletes in Australia, aspiring movie director LA, neighbour and friend of Brad Pitt's brother. As opposed to swithering with shaky index finger to be the initiator of smile to aforementioned men.
2 You are mentioned in the media by your surname only, 'McPherson is one to watch.'
3 Your friends stop talking to you.
4 Your neighbours still talk to you ... and talk ... yawn, yet never mention your success (as author, contestant on X Factor, Lotto winner). Just as you think they obviously don't watch TV or read the papers, as you are waving goodbye, they shout, 'Oh, can I have one of those books, CDs, backhander.
5 The joiner, plumber, electrician gives you your money back at the end of the job (putting up shelves, extension etc). 'No no you've paid too much, take this back ... take it all back, it's a pleasure working for you.'
6 Lorraine Kelly sends you a text.
7 Your family start calling you by your surname, 'Hey McPherson it's your brother here.'
8 You are given free pies at the baker's shop, just so you are loaded down with Greggs paper bags (cheeky marketing ploy). Then snapped by paparazzi to be front page on The Courier:
'McPherson Eats All The Pies'
See the backlash has started already!