If a shape-changing creature (or whatever) took your form how long would it be before someone noticed it wasn't you?

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#1

And what would be the give away?

If it had a bit of time to do some research what three (or, go on then, five) things would they need to know to ensure a successful long term impersonation?


#2

Nice try


#3

PIN: 4135
Phone number: 07613 369456
Bank account: 40 31 99 70344851

Now please leave me alone


#4

As soon as it smiled the game would be up.


#5

Left hand always inside jumper sleeve
Inability to address people by name
Inability to sustain eye contact


#6

Dinner?


#7

I don’t get it


#8

Alright, this is definitely the real Elaina.


#9

It would have to fall over and apologise a lot


#10

I just think there would have been a much simpler way to ask the question and get the same information…


#11

I know I’m human.


#12

Agreed: the ‘or whatever’ in parentheses in the thread title is superfluous


#13

Take my form, please. I take my form everywhere, but she finds her way home.


#14

Pretty hard to get the right balance of waifer thin misplaced arrogance and pensive anxiety


#15

I reckon it would slip up by being considerably better at football than I am


#16

Did you get this idea from the Red Dwarf VI episode ‘Psirens’?


#17

think people on here would quite quickly notice that my patter had improved remarkably


#18

My form? WLLDWL ?


#19

Had to give my credit card number 5647 4567 7721 8943 and 3 digit security code 344 over the phone yesterday! always freaks ma nut out mate!


#20

I know this isn’t your number because it’s my number. Next thing you’ll be telling me your date of birth is 7/7/1985 and your mum’s maiden name is Briggs!