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In reading the new Slight Magazine article about Tim Ellis and Sue Anne Webster, we ran across the following passage…

Being a magician can lead to some odd moments – Ms Webster talks about taking the chainsaw in for repairs and having to explain what she uses it for or getting some strange looks when she drops off a strait-jacket at a leatherworkers.

Which got us thinking, the magi trade can be an odd gig sometimes. You guys have to have some awkward moment stories. Not necessarily on stage screw ups, mind you. The ones where the “real world” starts chafing against your profession. Weird glances, mistaken intentions or plain old red-faced embarrassments experienced in the day to day life of a conjuror all qualify.

Post in the comments, if we get some good ones we’ll do another post with the best of the best.