My Awkward Twin Encounter



So, lately I have been taking a mental trip down memory lane and I ended up thinking about a lot of awkward yet, hilarious moments I experienced while growing up. I figured that it's quite rare for me to share stories about my personal life, so I figured why not? It's story time guys!

They say that there are at least seven people in the world that look exactly like you. No big deal right? Genetics just work that way. Now, imagine actually running into your own doppelganger because that is exactly what happened to me.

When I was 12 years old I traveled with my dad to visit my aunts for the Christmas holidays and like most islanders on vacation, we decided to go shopping. Just a normal day abroad in my book. Anyway, we ended up at a mall and I wandered off with my cousin for a bit to do whatever preteens did at the time, only to receive a phone call from my dad an hour later. Apparently, my daddy (Yes, I still refer to my father as daddy at my age), walked to a girl in a store thinking she was me. Only to realize that she wasn't when her parents walked up. I obviously wasn't there at this point, but I am sure they thought he was a lunatic or something.

Moving on, he felt like I absolutely need to see my 'twin' and made me meet up with him even though the 'twin' and her family had already vanished. Let me tell you, my dad is tenacious and spent 30 minutes looking for them to no avail. Only for the crowds to magically part as though they were the red sea. Of course, my 'twin' and her family were there staring at me in obvious shock. You would think that this would be that amazing moment in time when the two families would greet each other in amazement over the ridiculous odds, but at 12 years old I could care less. I stared at her, she stared at me then we both kept it moving. We didn't even speak. Incredibly underwhelming, I know, but 12 year old me could've cared less that I was staring at a mirror image of myself. However, it's an experience that I haven't forgotten and my dad still mentions it to this day.

Now that I'm older, I can't help but be amused that I disregarded an entire twin back then, but hey priorities right?

Have you ever experienced some thing like this? I would love to hear about your experiences in the comments down below!

Until Next Time ...

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