I was pretty sure I would not be able to pretend to be someone else in person. I am a terrible terrible liar and an even worse actor. I took the liberty of interpreting “someone else” to be “someone else you know really well”. I wanted to play this part in a credible believable way. Hence, I pretended to be my wife (with her blessings of course).
She logged me into her gmail account. I initiated a conversation (chat) with one of my friends whom I had not spoken to in a very long time. It turned out to be a really interesting social experiment. I had to constantly tell myself that you are not you. It literally put me in her shoes to figure out how she might handle the conversation. The chat went on for almost a half hour after which he had to log off.
All it takes to pretending to be someone else and selling it is in-depth knowledge about whom you’re pretending to be.