A colleague stops me after a meeting and exclaims, “I met your best friend Jo-Jo! We had such a nice conversation about you.”
“Lester,” I say, “I don’t have a friend called Jo-Jo. Nothing even close.”
“Really??” asks Lester. “That’s weird.”
Two weeks later, we have another meeting of the same committee.
After the meeting, I stop to chat with a colleague named Peter.
“Peter!” Lester exclaims when he sees us together. “I talked with your best friend Jo-Jo but I completely confused you and Clarissa!”
Peter and I stare at each other in amazement. He’s male, black, tall, and definitely not Ukrainian.
“How, Lester?” Peter and I ask. “How could you possibly confuse us?”
“Oh, it’s because you both wear a lot of pale blue,” says Lester who teaches painting. “You always look so similar.”
4 thoughts on “Identical People”
Tell me you have facial recognition problems without telling me you have facial recognition problems.
It’s not just facial. The colleague and I are so different, it was comical. We just stared at each other dumbly.
[meanwhile Boz Scaggs music plays in the background]
Oh, gosh. I can totally sympathize! I’m kind of bad at faces. It’s worse if the people in question have similar mannerisms or personalities. Then I will confuse them forever.
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