Genuine terror ensued for a moment this morning in the Today Show green room when a friendly fellow with a clipboard and a headset came up to me, asked me my name, repeated it aloud after I told him, looked at his little clipboard and then said "Okay, so you're on camera at 9:14 - makeup and hair in ten minutes." at which point I said "Oh, ho, ho - I think NOT."
He was confused, looked at his clipboard again, and said "You're not a guest?"
"Um, no. Dude, what the heck would I have to talk about on the Today Show?"
Meanwhile, my author's wife was looking on, snickering loudly at my distress. Luckily, Clipboard Man discovered his mistake (another guest with a similar name) and I was off the hook. Whew!