For my photography assignment, I had to take pictures of my subjects in different lighting. Because the kids were in the bath and I was quickly losing daylight, I forced Tina to be my subject. She was so cooperative. And I didn't even have to threaten her or anything. I presented my pictures to my class this week and was wondering if people would think that I was taking pictures of myself. Haha. But no one said anything.
At the end of class, this woman came up to me and asked me who it was in my photos. I quickly responded, "my twin sister." It turns out that she is Tina's neighbor and thought I was Tina the whole time. She said she kept staring at me, wondering why I never said anything to her and then thinking that she was being rude for not saying hi to me. She only figured out something was up because of those pictures. It was probably a "light bulb" moment for her. Hilarity.
This isn't the first time that has happened. It's usually acquaintances that mix us up. Most of the time they don't even know we have a twin. So you see how this could happen.
Once my classmate from law school saw Tina and her family in a restaurant. Tina of course was totally ignoring her but did notice that some woman was staring at her. Finally, my classmate went up to her, calling her by my name. My classmate was so confused. She told me later that she didn't think I had kids but was so sure that it was me.
Tina had a friend from high school who I knew about but never really spoke to. Years later, I ran into her at a store, and she thought I was Tina. I don't know what came over me, but I played along! Hahaha! I guess I didn't see a point to correcting her. I'm such a weirdo.
I can't help being amused by these incidents. But I've also been in situations where someone's pissed off at me because Tina totally ignored them. But but but...that wasn't me!!
You know what. I should totally take advantage of this. If I want to avoid someone, I can just pretend I'm Tina. I wonder if that would work...