Twins Share Their Best 'Nope, Wrong Twin' Stories
If you happen to have a twin, things can go either one of two ways: Life can be a zany twist of transcontinental adventures a la The Parent Trap or as painfully disturbing as Dead Ringers... or so we think.
It turns out things lie somewhere in the middle (booooo!) and that formed the basis of today's burning question from Redditor xerodeficit, who asked the online community: "Twins of Reddit, what is your favorite 'wrong twin' story?"
"My brother is blind."
My brother is blind. My wife took him to run some errands and they stopped at the pharmacy I use to get some CBD oil. He'd never been there before but they all know me by name. They walk in and the workers saw him with his cane and sunglasses and said "Ha, you look like that kid from A Christmas Story who had his mouth washed out with soap and went blind!"
His reaction: "I'm not Steve, I'm Mike. And I am blind."
My wife said the color drained from their collective faces.
Fortunately he has a great sense of humor about it. It made my next trip there pretty fun.
"My family regularly..."
My family regularly called me by my twin brother's name - which wasn't a big deal until he died in a car wreck.
Almost 20 years ago.
I usually reply with "I'm the alive one."
"I was in high school..."
I was in high school when a teacher saw me and started yelling at me for being late to class, turns out it was my brother's teacher but the teacher did not believe me and sent me the principal.
"My mom is a twin..."
My mom is a twin and one day when I was like 8 she picked me up from school and i thought she was my aunt. I stayed suspicious for the rest of the day.
"Was standing in a..."
Was standing in a classroom, back to the door, when my twin's girlfriend came up, stood next to me, and put my hand on her ass.
We were both apologizing to each other for like three days and never told my brother. So I guess this isn't my favorite moment but I think it's a funny story.
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We were 18, and my twin got a job at the same grocery store where I already worked. Many times we were both at work together and just due to the workflow one of us would start working with a customer and then get called away, if the customer didn't notice- they'd continue the conversation with Twin B as if twin A never left.
Years later we were still living in the same area and the main road through town had most of the businesses in town. Our parents colleagues from work would often see one of us at work and then the other somewhere else- and assume we were the same person. So their friends would always tell them how hard their son worked not realizing there were 2 of us - so we were often in 2 places at the same time.
"My twin sister..."
My twin sister went to go wake up my boyfriend instead of me. I was doing something so I asked her too. Normally when she would wake him up she was a dick about it. Loud, flickering lights etc, this time she was very calm and nice about it. She walked in, shook him awake. But him, thinking it was me started to rub her thigh. She screamed "wrong twin" and ran out of the room.
My twin was walking around the school hallways and had one of my friends come up to her, thinking it was me and slapped her. My sister had no clue what was going on.
When I was younger..."
When I was younger my mom was upset with my brother and she was planning on slapping him but she found me instead and next thing you know I'm balling my eyes out because here I am, minding my own business and I get slapped for absolutely no reason. My mom started crying after she realized what she'd done.
"When we were younger..."
When we were younger (like 13-14), we had a big family dinner. It was a while since everybody saw each other and everyone was happy. Now, my brother can't stand pepper, I don't know why, but he always hated it. We both ordered a pasta carbonara, mine with pepper his without. Of course the waiter accidentally switched plates and my brother, which was really hungry, started devouring them as fast as he could.
When the pepper kicked in he already ate like a half of the pasta. He was so disgusted that he just put his fingers in his throat and threw up everything on the table. He destroyed everybody's meal and our aunt's dress who was in front of him. Our parents got so angry, but I never laughed that hard in my entire life.
"My brother Dennis..."
My brother Dennis had a girl really sweet on him in grade 7/8. She moved away before high school. Four years later I was with a girl I just started dating at the movies. Standing in line for popcorn when a hand starts caressing my butt. Startled because I didn't think my date and I had progressed that far, I kind of leaned into it. The next thing I know she's nuzzling my ear with her hand still gripping my @ss. I started to lean into her lips by turning my head, and I see my date standing 10' away with a horrified look on her face.
What a cluster f**k that was.
I lost my date but my brother got hooked up with the old sweety.
We had several adventures as teens, including him writing a test for me and taking a medical for a job interview.
"In primary school..."
In primary school I walked into my own classroom (we were in separate classrooms) and a girl in my class thought we had finally done a swap to confuse the teachers.
Nope, just me!
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I'm a twin.
In elementary school (3rd grade) during lunch time my sister's class always ate lunch before mine. So I'd always be a good 10-15 minutes behind her class when it came to lunch. So the only time we were in the cafeteria at the same time was for a total of 15 minutes. However one day my class was running behind for lunch, which meant my sister's class was getting ready to leave the cafeteria.
So that day I'm lined up with my class in the lunch line waiting just outside the food pick up area. When this boy from my sister's class walks up to me, calls me by my sister's name and proceeds to drag me out of line towards the cafeteria exit. He says "(sister's name) you already got lunch, why are you in the line again?"
See one thing to know is that between me and my sister I'm the timid and shy one. So I didn't like cutting people off when they are speaking or just speaking in general. So I never really got a chance to tell him that he in fact has the wrong twin because he kept running his mouth. (At this point were standing at the door waiting on my sister's teacher) couple minutes later it wasn't until my sister came out the bathroom said a quick "Hey (my name)" that the boy realized that he grabbed the wrong twin.
"Long distance girlfriend..."
Long distance girlfriend (now wife) had a cousin who went to the same college as me. She saw my twin brother on a date with his girlfriend at the time. She took pictures on her cell and sent it around to the family saying I was cheating on her. Took a long time for them to buy the "I have an identical twin" argument.
"When my twins were about 4..."
When my twins were about 4, at summer camp one day after swimming they put on each others' clothes including shoes. They spent the second half of the day pretending to be each other. When I picked them up at the end of the day they got in the car and I just looked at them for a moment, then said, "guys? . . ." and they BURST out laughing and couldn't stop for a long time.
When coworkers still mixed us up even though I had a beard and he didn't.
Then again, I thought me getting glasses in kindergarten would stop people mixing us up, but they still did. Then he got glasses in elementary school, too, so there went that.
"In high school..."
In high school one of my twin brother's teachers said hello to me and tried to grab my arm to speak to me about something probably class related. I didn't know who it was as I had never taken her class and walked off quickly and kind of weirded out.
Later she berated my brother in class in front of everyone for being so rude to her. He told her it was probably his twin brother and she didn't believe him. Everyone else in the class told her that he did have a twin brother, to corroborate his claim, but she refused to believe any of them.
"At school, my brother and I..."
At school, my brother and I switched classes as my teacher was old. We got away with it until some brat told the teacher. The after result: lots of laughter at home when we got suspended for 3 days.
Well my ex slept with my twin so there's that.
"It's around 11 pm..."
Identical twin girls, we both wear glasses, but I'm straight and she's gay. This is important because I have super long hair, pretty girly, wear make-up, etc. My twin is the complete opposite, super short hair, imagine Brendon Urie hair, wears guy clothes/semi baggy, and wouldn't wear makeup if you paid her to do so. So my twin had been working at Taco Bell for probably like 4 months or so. We'll call my twin phlo cause thats what they nicknamed her. (My twin has a super unique and hard to spell name.) Majority of them knew she had a twin through social media or from high school.
It's around 11 pm, my twin isn't working and I decide I want some Taco Bell. I give my order pull up to the window, a girl sees and starts to bring me bring me my food. "Oh hey Phlo." She gives me a confused head tilt/stare, looked at her co-worker, back at me and gives a nervous giggle as she close the window. I hear her say "OMG IDK who that is." A couple other people tried to very "nonchalantly" come see what she means. I just kind of awkwardly wave still trying to pay for my food. After about 5 minutes of no one coming back to the window or counter, I just left. So hey I got free food because of my twin. The next day my twin texts me asking why I freaked out so many of her co-workers. lol I guess some people cant handle the thought of twins.
Apparently my brother won a pole dancing competition in New Orleans during pride. A lot of gay dudes were just saying I was awesome. Haha I was soooooooooo confused
People Break Down The Most Beautiful Places To Visit In The United States
America the beautiful.
So much to see. So much to experience.
Just because we don't have exotic oceans and ancient history doesn't mean there isn't majesty to take in.
There are many vacations to put together.
And now we don't have to use a paper map to plan.
Our apps and GPS have it all planned out.
Redditor driedkitten wanted to compare notes about the greatest ways to see the USA, so they asked:
"Where is the most beautiful place in the United States?"
So far the cliffs of California is my favorite part of the US.
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"Subjective of course, but Crater Lake is certainly a sight to behold."
"My home state of Oregon is full of beautiful places, South Umpqua falls, Illinois River, and Multnomah falls. Are some favorites."
"A tie for Acadia, Hoh rainforest, and Rainier in the fall."
"I was going to say Acadia. It's very underrated for some reason. My mom's friend by coincidence ended up being my English professor in college and we went on a trip to see family in ME. We stopped at Acadia for a day and she said it reminded her a lot of her visit to Greece."
"Hoh rainforest is absolutely devastatingly beautiful. Hiked the whole Hoh river trail when I was 17 and it's still near the top of the list for my favorite things I've ever done."
"Glacier national park. I was continuously in awe that the place was real life."
"The vistas of this road, on a motorcycle, were beyond breathtaking to experience. Would 100% do it again. Being on a bike allowed for stops at the waterfalls where there was no room for vehicles to pull over, and the views from the tunnels under the road were supernatural."
The Road Ahead
"There is a stretch of the Navajo reservation where there is no cell service, AM or FM radio reception. The road stretches before you for miles surrounded by red rocks touching blue sky. The buzzing undercurrent of modern connectivity fades away and your brain can be truly still."
"We did a little unscheduled off-roading in that area when we came to a road closed barrier. A Navajo couple pulled up alongside us while we pondered the dirt road heading roughly in the direction we wanted to go and assured us it was passable. Really lonely place... but wonderful."
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"If I stand right at the doorjamb of my front door on a clear day, I have a beautiful view. I owned this house for 15 years before I figured that out. You can't see it from any other position in the doorway, or if you're outside."
Mountains are hot. That is all.
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"Depends on what you’re looking for. The United States is a big place."
"For me - Hawaii is hard to beat."
"Zion National Park is the most well-known place in Utah. But my entire state is an outdoorsman's paradise. LOTs of beautiful scenery in both the northern and southern parts of the state."
"Totally!!! And it’s very different. I personally prefer Southern Utah because the red rocks make me feel like I’m on Mars. But I grew up in the salt lake valley, so the mountains lost a lot of their majesty. But if I’m being honest, I miss them terribly."
Smell the old growth
"I’m incredibly biased, but the most beautiful place is the California redwoods. Drive up 101, and then detour towards Petrolia. There is absolutely nothing like it. Roll down your windows and drive 35mph. Smell the old growth. Stop at the pull out. Take a small hike. It’s worth it."
"Yes, 100%. My brother lives in McKinleyville and I am going to see him the end of April. Can't wait. It's my happy place. They are like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls... you have to see them to believe them. Those redwoods are something else!"
"Yosemite! You drive thru the tunnel and come out the other side. Looks like heaven/Utopia."
"Did a hike in Yosemite on January 1 last year. A spectacular way to start the year. I had seen photos of it, seen it in movies, watched countless videos on Youtube about it but -nothing- prepares you for the sight of El Cap as you turn that corner. I was very nearly moved to tears."
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"The Shenandoah Valley. Its an amazing place if you're an outdoorsman. Hiking, fishing, hunting, bird watching, camping."
All the wonders of the world. I may have to check all of these out.
What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below.
Humans really know how to waste a buck... or millions.
We spend so much on superfluous items it's ridiculous.
Do we need ten of these?
Gym memberships can be hundreds of dollars a month yet there are DVDs and apps that show you cheaper ways to do it from home.
Life doesn't have to cost this much.
Redditor bluscorp91 wanted to hear about the things we really need to financially evaluate, so they asked:
"Which everyday item do people waste too much money on?"
I waste on takeout. I can't help it. I'm me.
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"If you have safe tap water witch most people in Europe, Australia, and US/Canada has you can save thousands on water. One gallon costs under a dollar from the tap, and one gallon from the store will cost 5 dollars or more."
Tea at Home
"What I don’t get is how people have TIME for that in the morning."
"There’s a coffee stand place by me that consistently has a huge line that sometimes blocks traffic. The few times I have been there on days off I have waited over 20 mins and that wasn’t even during rush hour."
"Like who has time to spend 20-40 mins before work in line getting coffee?!?"
"The skins are cool as sh*t, I'll admit it, but damn, $20 per skin? People are out here claiming it's fine because it's a free game, but $20 per skin means if you have 3 skins, you could've gotten a completely different game all together. And most kids have hundreds of skins. My coworkers son spends all of his allowance, Christmas, and birthday money on Fortnite skins."
"He's claimed that his son has spent over $1200 on Fortnite. That's f**king insane."
"My buddies are full grown men and they buy like one skin ever 4-5 days, it's crazy. They spend anywhere from $80-$120 a month on Fortnite. I literally don't understand at all. It's an entire bill to pay every month. I play it with them from time to time and only have like three skins. I still feel like I spent too much on that."
"Cars. I don't know how so many people can afford the mortgage on cars that cost twice the average annual salary around here. And they are legion."
"If you want to save money, you drive a 10+ year old beater. It is paid for, you will have to repair it every year for a couple of hundred bucks, but the cost per mile is a fraction of that for a new Polestar 2 or Volvo XC60."
"I'm guessing I am seeing the caste that lucked out on the housing market."
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"10 bucks a month is worth it."
"Netflix prime Hulu, Appletv, Disney+ and all that crap that we can just find free on the internet free. Hell no I'm not paying for 100 different subscription services."
There are way too many options. YouTube is cheaper.
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"My Family spends A LOT of money on milk, since my entire family drink like 2 bottles a day total. Not with coffee or anything, just plain milk."
All that milk... I hope they change the flavors.
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"Buying alcohol at the bars. Seriously, downtown Chicago, 'Can I please have 2 rum & cokes and a Bud Light?'"
"'Ok that will be $35.'"
"Forget that mess."
A Communication Must
"I'm going to disagree since you left your reply so basic. Now if you buy the newest phone at launch, and repeat that every new release, yes that is wasteful. I bought a 1 year old model 4 years ago and it's still fine. If it turned into a brick tonight, I would drop like $800 on a 1 year old model and be good for several more years. That isn't wasteful."
Need a Roof
"If our economy wasn't trash right now, I'd say buy your own place. I rented for 3 months then bought... renting is like flushing your money and any potential home equity (God I hate that word these days) down the toilet."
"It’s too expensive but unless you’re living outside your means the money is not wasted. Shelter is pretty important, it’s right up there with food and water."
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"Toilet paper. Wash your butt with water, and you can save tons of toilet paper."
"Never could understand what it is with toilets with nowhere to wash, and walking around with chocolate caked holes."
Next Day Problems
"Surprised no one else has said this. Throwing away left over food instead of eating it later. I've worked in the restaurant industry for years and it's appalling the amount of food that gets thrown away that would be perfectly fine the next day. I constantly pack my leftovers and eat them for lunch."
We really need to evaluate our spending.
People Explain Which Things They Couldn't Live Without Once They Tried Them
They say ignorance is bliss, and there is truth to that statement.
Whether it involves trying a new fashion fad, type of food, or starting a new activity that spikes your endorphins, it's to go back to the way things were prior to experiencing them.
It's like opening Pandora's Box. The joy of discovery is exciting, but it also has the potential to consume you.
Curious to hear from strangers online who were unable to get the toothpaste back into the tube, Redditor Kapuishon88 asked:
"What’s something you can’t live without once you’ve tried it?"
Computer-related activity is addictive.
"Started in 1983 before I had reliable memories of anything. It's been a daily obsession since then."
"Original Zelda. Level 1. 32 years ago. Resistance was futile."
Opening Up The Periphery
"A second monitor."
The following involve the things that make life easier.
"For me it’s noise canceling headphones."
"A decent income."
Preference For The Dark
"Blackout curtains for me. The noise-cancelling headphones of light."
"Quality underwear / socks."
It's a hygienic thing.
The Perfect Backsplash
"Was gonna say the same. I explain to people that once you use one, you'll feel like a peasent when you wipe your a** with TP."
"Baby wipes. Damn, they are good at cleaning up so many things! The kids are 10 and 15 now and we still buy them by the case. Clean the counters, clean your shoes, get stains out of your clothes, bring them with you when you go eat ribs. Better than a napkin. Clean the table. Clean the desk. Clean the island. Wipe up the spill."
I have to agree about bidets being a life-changing discovery.
Ever since I was a kid going to visit my relatives in Japan and noticing virtually every toilet having a built-in spray 'n wash button, I was like, "Why doesn't America have these wondrous devices installed in every toilet?"
Not only is it super satisfying, it saves trees.
Most of us love animals and take stock of other people's pets. Some people have a better chance of remembering another person's pet's name than the person themselves.
Part of that allure has to do with the fun and creative names that many people come up with for their pets.
The Redditor, who has since deleted their account, asked:
"What is the best pet's name you've ever heard?"
The Autobots Would Be Proud
"I had a friend once who had a bunny named Hoptimus Prime."
Extra Hoppy Beer
"I live in northern Colorado which has a pretty big craft beer scene. One of our biggest and most popular breweries is Odell Brewing."
"One of my coworkers named her dog Odell because he had three legs which, in her words, made him extra hoppy."
At the Race Track
"I once heard of a race horse named Thunderbritches!"
From the 'Tragedy of Julius Caesar'
"I had a friend who had a 14-foot python as a pet named Julius Squeezer."
An Ode to Eminem
"My wife's fish was named Swim Shady."
Such a Giant, Cuddly Dog
"An Old English Sheepdog named 'Woolly.'"
Not Like the Movies
"My cat's name, he's named 'Gremlin'."
"A lot of people believe the movies were the inspiration, I just wanted to give my cat a weird but cute name."
What a Tongue-Twister
"My guinea pig was Wanda Wilhelmina Wobblebottom."
Tiny But Mighty
"A Redditor once posted a photo of their little, black kitten named Admiral Anchovies."
"That is all."
"A little pug named Barbecue, or perhaps a corgi mutt with eyebrows named Party Time."
Adorable Stage Names
"I still love the name Kitty Purry (Katy Perry's cat)."
"Someone in the 'backyardchickens' subReddit named one of their girls Attila the Hen."
A Name Upgrade
"A friend of a friend had a cat named Snack."
"Eventually, Snack had a few too many snacks, and they started calling him Meal."
Sounds Like a Big Boy
"A French bulldog called Tankerbell."
A Fair Question
"Between Chairman Meow and Benito Meowsolini, uh, there are a lotta cats with dictator names. What's next, Meowseph Stalin? Kitler?"
"Then again, cats are all wannabe dictators..."
Not only are some of these names hilarious, but these pet owners were on high creative alert when they named their furry loved ones.