I've always been fascinated by the concept of alternate universes. I imagine various universes in which an Eric Franklin does not work for CNET in San Francisco, but instead still lives in his hometown of Chicago and owns an import video game/comic book/action figure shop.
Or maybe, instead of refusing to join his high school football team at 16 as I did, Eric Franklin No. 3213 not only joined the team, but became an NFL superstar. Hey, athleticism runs in my family so that last fantasy ain't so far-fetched.