October 3, 2023 | Miles Brucker

People Share Their Most Awkward Encounters With Twins

Regardless of the fact that people know twins are a real thing, they still often act shocked when they see them or find out someone has one. For whatever reason, our brains sometimes just have a hard time wrapping around the fact that two people can look exactly alike—and some bizarre situations can ensue, whether the twins planned it or not. Read on for stories from the twins of Reddit—or the people who those twins have fooled.

1. Oldest Trick in the Book

Identical twin here attending the same college as my twin brother. I was walking with my girlfriend at the time during my freshman year, and another girl approached me and said, “Ohhh so this is why you didn’t want to call me back.” I didn’t know this girl, but it also didn’t register at the time that she was referring to my twin—who I assume ghosted her.

I told this girl she must be mistaken, and she says, “No I know it’s you—we met in the dorms.” And then it clicked for me. So I explained that she was confusing me for my twin brother, but the most awkward part is that she didn’t believe a word I was saying and thought I was just using the twin story to try to get rid of her. I had her call “me” at the time and show her that my phone wasn’t ringing and that she was calling my twin.

My girlfriend was upset at first, but then basically realized the humor in the situation as it was unfolding.

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2. Just Go With It

Twin friends from high school and I all went to the same college. I was eating lunch outside the cafe with one of them and this guy comes up and starts talking to him. Solid couple minutes of conversation and the guy walks away. My buddy says "I have no idea who that was, must know my brother" and continues eating like nothing happened.

They both are the type who can talk with anyone so they messed with people all the time.

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3. Not a Role Model

My twin and I are both in the same major at the same school. I’m told we stand out a bit and are quite recognizable cause people see us all over and never realize we’re twins. Anyways, on one of my trips to college a couple months back, I had a guy come up to me and confess how much he looked up to me about how I always sit in the front, show up every day and seem smart and always do well.

He was talking about my brother cause I didn’t show up to class too often.

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4. Avoidable Mix-Up

My grandparents were getting us ready for kindergarten. They put the wrong nametags on us but we did not notice. I was just sitting in class and all of a sudden the teacher goes "[my brother's name], you're in the wrong class"—we had different teachers. She brings me to my brother's classroom and takes him to hers. I was so scared I didn’t say anything, but I felt like I did something wrong.

After a few minutes, I was so freaked out about being in an unfamiliar place and seeing all the strange faces I started crying. My brother’s kindergarten teacher figured out what was wrong and sent us back to our real classrooms. My twin and I are fraternal and look nothing alike. This was like the third week of class.

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5. Getting to Know the Family

A while back when I was in middle school I went over to one of my good friends' house. His mom comes in, we start talking about random stuff, and then she asks my name...I had known this woman for five to six years at this point so I was pretty damn confused. The conversation continues for a very awkward minute or two, and then my friend’s mom walked in.

Didn't even know she had a sister til that day.

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6. Magic Hair

I had very long hair in college. My identical sister had a pixie cut. When my sister visited the campus, I had to explain to my neighbors and friends how I managed to grow back two feet of hair and no it's not a wig. In another instance, we made one of my neighbors question his sanity when he saw "me" walk down the hall twice, one minute apart, without ever having walked the other direction.

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7. Almost Got Away With It

Oh, I've finally got a decent story to share! In eighth grade, my twin and I decided to go to a football game because they were playing against the old school we used to attend. My sister—who we will call Ham—was sitting at the table with her boyfriend, while I was walking around with my aunt, who was home schooled.

Everybody was walking around, watching the game, etc. just having a good time. Then the principal came up to us and told us we needed to sit down. Being the rebels that my aunt and I were, we didn't listen. Of course, they couldn't do anything to my aunt so she got away with it. Me, on the other hand, they decided to get in trouble.

Principal: “You're in trouble! Which twin are you?” Me: “I'm Ham.” Principal: “I'll see you in my office on Monday morning!” Lo and behold, come Monday morning they are calling Ham to the principal’s office. They actually had to pull her BF in there for them to finally believe it wasn't her. By the time I got in the office the principal was so mad that she just sent me straight to ISS.

Good times.

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8. Please Don’t Spit in the Food

Not my most embarrassing moment but something close. I frequent a bar every week. All the servers know me and know my husband, who doesn't come every week but comes enough that our regular waitress knows who he is. One evening my husband's identical twin brother and eight-month pregnant wife go to the bar for dinner. Cue several servers giving them some intense side eye and pretty terrible, downright rude service.

Brother-in-law says something like “huh, that's weird, twin always says they have the best service here, pretty sure IdleEmber comes every week” to his wife. His wife starts laughing and comments to the server, “Hey, I think you know my husband's twin and his wife, they come here every week!” The service greatly improved after that.

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9. It’s Not What It Looks Like

So, this happened to me about a year ago. I currently live in Singapore and was out for dinner with my girlfriend at the time. My girlfriend bends over and quietly tells me there is this woman walking around taking pictures of me, so I look over and she is trying to be very discrete about it. She sees me notice her and comes over looking very angry, and angrily asks me what the hell I'm doing and how I could cheat on my wife. I'm completely dumbfounded and I have no idea who this woman is, or who she is talking about, so I just tell her that I've never been married.

She proceeds to just stare at me, and then asks me, "Wait, are you [name of my twin brother]?" Me: "No, that's my brother..." At which point she proceeds to turn red and start apologizing profusely. Turns out this woman was on holiday and works with my sister-in-law. My brother was also on travel for work in China, not Singapore, and she assumed that he was lying to meet up with my girlfriend and cheat on my sister-in-law.

It was an awkward as hell experience but made for a good laugh at least.

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10. We’ve Been Through This

My twin brother and I were counselors at a summer camp. We were in different huts so we led different aged kids for a week. Whenever I would pass the kids he was counseling or vice-versa, they would get confused and ask a bunch of questions. It became a daily debacle.

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11. Coming and Going

My favorite story was when I got a job at a grocery store near home. The main entrance and side entrance were relatively close to each other and I took groceries out with a customer and disappeared behind a wall that leads to the side door and only that side door. Within seconds of me being out of view, my stepdad and twin walk in the main entrance door.

I drop off the customer’s groceries at their car, say goodbye and come in the main entrance door, and one of the cashiers is looking at me like he's seen a ghost. I have no idea why, so I ignore and go back to work. 15 to 20 minutes later, my dad and brother show up at the register, and I say hey, we talk for a minute or two and I take the chance to "help them to their car" because they won't say no and I can get away for a few minutes.

When I come back in, that cashier—Taylor—pulls me aside and goes, "You’re a twin?" and proceeds to tell me what just happened and how confused he was. Six months later, my twin gets a job at the store. We have people start conversations with one of us and try to finish with the other. Sometimes due to workflow we'll both bag for the same person but not at the same time and they don’t notice the difference.

Eventually, people start to figure it out but some laughs were had.

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12. Always Close By

My twin and I went to the same university but on different campuses. One day she was at my campus for a lecture and one of my teachers spotted her. He went up to her and tried to convince her to go to his office to discuss one of the projects I was working on. She obviously freaked out and said she wasn't me. I ended up receiving an email from him saying he met my sister and accidently scared her.

We also used to work for the same company but different floors and departments. So many random people would say hello to me. I have major resting mad face so they would always say that my sister was in a foul mood. Took them a while to figure out there was two of us.

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13. May I Have This Dance?

I am an identical twin and my brother and I were at Homecoming. Both wearing basically the same outfit because there is really only one kind of blazer and white button down. It was dark at the after party, my brother’s date thought I was him and tried to start dancing with me. Had to awkwardly say "wrong person."

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14. Costly Mistake

Not me, but I’m best friends with identical twins and we hang out a lot. Well, we made plans one time to go see a movie, but when I got there, one of them wasn’t there. I thought the one that was there was the one who stayed home the entire time we were together. When we were saying bye I addressed her as the other one and she was like, “Bro WTF, I’m Emily.”

I don’t think she has ever forgiven me for that.

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15. Should’ve Worn Name Tags

I'm the brother of older identical twins and during the eldest's wedding—J—his twin—P—and myself were his groomsmen. As part of this, we were greeting guests as they arrived, shaking their hands and saying welcome, etc. It didn't take long for guests to start congratulating P on his wedding, causing him to laugh and correct them...at first.

A lot of J's wife's family were from overseas, so they certainly hadn't met P before and may not have even known that J had a twin, so once they started arriving, it became a constant stream of people congratulating P on his wedding. Eventually, he stopped correcting them and just slightly, awkwardly started saying "Thanks."

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16. Date Night Mishap

So I have a twin sister—let’s call her K—who is engaged to T. One night I went on a Tinder date to the movies. Throughout the movie, this guy and I were getting close and snuggly and what not. The next day a server at the restaurant T owns asked to talk to him. She proceeded to tell him she saw his girlfriend K at the movies last night with another guy and that she thinks K is cheating. He told her that was impossible as K was with him all night the night before.

He then realized that she must have seen me at the movies and explained to the waitress the whole twin situation. It’s one of my favorite stories to tell.

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17. Two Places at Once

I worked with twins and a couple times one was in the back window working cash and the other was in the front window handing out food so people would get to the next window only to be greeted by the same person and freak out a little.

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18. Unintentionally Throwing Shade

I got my identical twin brother in trouble with a girl in college. My brother was in a class with this girl and they talked a lot but she didn’t know he had a twin. They were interested in each other but not dating. One day I’m in the record store—they were a thing back then—flipping through records looking for something good.

This girl sees me from the other side of the record rack, apparently makes eye contact with me, and I completely ignore her. To me, she was just some random stranger in a record store. She was mad at him for weeks—until she finally found out he had a twin.

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19. Color Coordinated

My younger brothers are identical twins. When we'd go to extended family events my mom would dress them in different colors, X in blue and Y in red. Once everyone would learn who was who for the day, they would go and switch clothes and insist they were who they were, so Y in blue and X in red. Confused the crap out of everyone.

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20. Wrong Twin, Wrong Time

Senior year I got partnered up with twin B for a class project. Both were in the "It crowd" and twin A had just started dating a jock. While we were walking to the other side of the building and talking about the project, Jock boyfriend comes out of nowhere and tries to punch me. I dodge it but still took a 50% glancing blow to my ribs.

He was yelling the whole time, "That's my girl MF'er " and other related comments. Twin B jumps in between of us and Yells "I’M TWIN B" while pointing to twin A 20 feet down the hall, with two teachers behind her.

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21. Too Many to Keep Track of

My wife is a Ukrainian triplet, so I had never really spent any time with her family. One of her sisters came to visit and was doing her makeup in the bathroom, I came up behind her and squeezed her side, she turned around red in the face and I realized I had squeezed the wrong sister. It could have been far more awkward and I'm glad it wasn't.

Then once while visiting her family in Ukraine we were at her father's house and her brother lost the keys so we were all looking around the house for them. I start following her sister around who speaks no English and realize she's not speaking to me so I keep asking "What's wrong? What's wrong? Why are you mad?" and she's ignoring me because she doesn't know what I'm saying.

Then my wife walks in from another room and her sister asks her to tell me to stop bothering her she doesn't know what I'm saying and I just look at them both dumbfounded for spending so much time thinking I'm speaking to my wife.

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22. Stranger Danger

Freshman year of college, I was walking on campus and waved to this woman who I thought was in my English class, just to be friendly. Got a weird look back. A few weeks later I see her and her twin together and was not only surprised that they were twins but finally realized why I got a weird look for waving at a complete stranger.

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23. Trust Issues

When we were in school, we would always trade places. I would take her art class and she would take my science class. The kids in our class were in on it, so they knew it was happening. One day we were both in our appropriate homeroom classes when we got pulled out for switching classes. Some of the other kids had said we were in the process of switching classes, even though we weren't. We kept insisting that we were in our actual assigned classes, but they didn't believe us. They couldn't prove anything, however, so there were no consequences.

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24. We’ve Actually Met Before

When I was in high school, I guess my twin sister had achieved a perfect or near-perfect score on one of her exams. Shortly after marking the test, her teacher—who I was actually scheduled to take the same class with, but the next semester—found me in the hallway one day and proceeded to loudly congratulate me on "my" work.

I've always been shyer about correcting people on not being my sister, so in this instance, I just smiled and said thank you. Flash forward a few weeks, when I walked into that same teacher's classroom, I had to awkwardly explain who I was versus who he thought he had been so excitedly speaking to before. Made for an uncomfortable first official introduction, to say the least.

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25. Not a Hugger

I was grocery shopping with my husband, who was about 10 feet away down the aisle. All of a sudden behind me I hear, "Hey, [twin sister's name]!" Before I have a chance to react, there's a pair of arms around me giving me a tight bear hug and pulling me back. I screamed like I was stabbed, which caused my husband to run over.

The arms finally let me go, and I turn around to see my sister's former coworker who I have seen exactly once. He saw I wasn't her, and backed up so fast he nearly fell. Thankfully, my husband saw the humor in the situation and laughed until he nearly peed himself.

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26. It’s Not You, It’s Me

I have, on multiple occasions, very loudly said hello or waved at my own reflection, thinking that it was my sister. We work in the same place but in different buildings, so we will occasionally run into each other, particularly when crossing the skywalk connecting the buildings, which have lots of reflective windows.

Depending on who’s around to witness it I either get weird looks or laughed at.

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27. The Same but Different

Parent of identical twins here. One of my kids’ homeroom teachers who was also his counselor in high school called me because she saw him at the grocery store and he was behaving strangely when she said hello and it was totally not like him—she was really concerned! I immediately asked if she knew he was an identical twin.

It was a big, new school, and they were at an age where they were trying to be more independent, so I think they were downplaying the twin thing/not actively telling people. After I told her she asked how I tell them apart. Honestly, sometimes if they’re just watching TV or not talking I can’t, but as soon as they start talking, I know who’s who.

There are pics throughout their childhoods that I’m not 100% sure who’s who.

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28. Celebrities Are People Too

So this one actually involves a celebrity. Jon Heder—from Napoleon Dynamite—goes to my church. This was about 10 years ago. We have a good chat one-day, share some back and forth and the following week I see him again, and he looks at me confused as I tell him hi. I continue to talk to him as he nicely and nervously listens…and then I see someone walking behind him that looks just like him.

I didn’t realize I was actually talking to his identical twin brother.

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29. Hate to Say I Told You so

In middle school, my twin’s history teacher saw me walking down the hall one day and called me into her classroom to talk to me about a test result or something. She called me by my sister’s name, and I told her I wasn’t her, but was actually her identical twin. She scoffed and told me I was lying and that my sister didn’t have a twin.

I insisted she was mistaken, and she got very irritated and insinuated I thought she was stupid enough to fall for such a transparent lie. Not wanting to cause any trouble, I just followed her into the classroom, let her talk to me about the test, nodded a bunch, and skedaddled. A week or so later, my sister and I were walking down the hall together and I spotted the teacher.

As we strolled by, I waved and smiled. I’ll never forget the look on her face! We’ve never been much good at tricking people on purpose, but accidental trickery is far more satisfying. I’ve got so many good twin stories. Taking my sister to a college party—we went to different schools in different states—and unleashing her without telling people that I even had an identical twin, let alone that we were both at the party.

Sending her out for the “first look” as a prank at my wedding was a particular highlight. The fun never ends!

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30. Didn’t I Reject You Already?

I am not a twin but I used to work in an emergency room. There was an EMT who kept telling some of the nurses that he wanted to ask me out. I had no idea who he was or what he looked like until he finally did and I kindly declined. Then a few weeks later, another nurse told me an EMT had a crush on me and pointed him out.

I told her he had already asked me out and she was really confused because he was trying to work up the courage to talk to me. I was super confused until I found out they were identical twins and were both EMTs. It was super awkward that they apparently both were attracted to me without the other knowing. It was weird.

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31. The Troubled Life of a Twin

Two stories. One was with my twin sister and my roommate who is also a twin, but they're different races so they look nothing alike. They were at a store and some lady had twin babies. My sister and roommate were like, “Are they twins?" Lady says yes. Then they both say, “We’re twins, too!” Lady looked at them like they were INSANE. They finally realized why and were like, “Oh, not with each other.”

Second story. My sister’s professor saw me hanging out in a quad at college. He started yelling at me that I was supposed to be at some lecture. I was like no that’s my twin. He didn’t believe me until I showed him my student ID. Also, in general, people thought I was constantly changing clothes throughout the day and that I was a jerk that didn’t say hi back because they’d say hi to my sis and she’d ignore them.

I’d get mad at her and say, "Dude, say hi back to people even if you don’t know them!" Also, people I really didn’t know that well would get mad to find out I was a twin after chatting a few times in class or something. What am I supposed to do say, “Hi I’m barkerlady and I’m twin, what’s your name?” It doesn’t always come up naturally bro.

Sorry, that’s more info than you requested.

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32. Trading Places

My brother and me, identical twins, like to pull pranks like switching classes on April Fools—something everyone thinks twins do—and the way he got caught was super embarrassing for him. When I went to his class, everything was so proper and everyone said, "Good Morning, teacher!" and stuff like that. It was in French, but that's beside the point.

I was asked to hand in an assignment and I said I left it at home, which the teacher was strangely understanding of. My brother though, had a different time. Everyone in the class was just chilling and talking until the teacher finally got their attention, and she asked my brother—super convinced that it was me—to commence his oral presentation on a news article of his choosing.

He went up and said some random crap about some geological thing, which the teacher didn't choose to verify since she said you could choose any news article from the past. The way we were caught was by the laughter in my class when my brother finished his "report" and I got caught by some really loud kid nobody likes that just screamed out my name whilst others were telling him not to.

Good times.

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33. Staying in Character

I wasn’t the twin but I was a part of the awkward. So back in college, I see my girlfriend walking out of class after a test. I go up to her and give her a hug and kiss her, as I knew she was freaking out about that test. She kind of acts weird at first then kisses me. Later on my roommate and I find out that my girlfriend—who is a twin—had her sister take the exam for her, and when she saw me, she kissed me because she was still pretending to be her.

My roommate—who is dating the twin I kissed—wasn’t too pissed but we laughed about that for a long time. There was another story with them when we tricked him into thinking I was making out with her, but it was the twin, before she transferred to the school and we weren’t together. He tackled me out of a chair and dislocated his shoulder.

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34. Roller Coaster Ride of Emotions

I am not a twin, but I am engaged to one of an identical set. I've posted this story before, and it's a long read, but I think it fits. So, first off, I—almost—never mistake them. To me, they look completely different, and I know "mine" is the one with the attractively shaped head. However, maybe once or twice in the past, I got mixed up.

The worst time happened in the school library freshman year of college. I had been dating my guy, who we'll call Brent, for four months. His identical twin, Ron, had been dating this girl Sarah for just a couple weeks. I'm walking into the library to meet Brent for dinner when I run into Sarah. We say hi, have a chat, and just as she's turning to leave she mentions that she saw "my guy" in the second-floor computer labs.

So I head up the stairs and see "Brent" sitting at one of the computers, when all of a sudden I'm hit with a revelation. Brent is not nearly as good looking as I remembered. I get a bit of a sinking feeling, and as I get closer, my fears are confirmed. I am no longer attracted to Brent. His skin seems more olive in hue, his haircut is strange, and his head is oddly asymmetric.

Four months is a long time, and I figured the fire had died in me since I saw him last. But whatever, I tell myself to suck it up. Brent is a great guy, and I shouldn't be so shallow. Looks aren't everything, right? Brent sees me, I give him a little wave, and he kind of just...stares back at me? Weird. I pull up a chair and start talking with him about his day, being all friendly and girlfriend like, but Brent is giving me nothing in return.

All of his answers are short, and he seems almost confused by our interaction. He also doesn't seem to remember that I had a big test that day—that I had been stressing about all month—because he didn't even ask how it went. I start to get a little upset. Sure, I can handle dating a guy with a potato head, but not a guy who can't engage with me socially.

I figure maybe he's having a bad day, so I ask if he wants to go for a walk around the library. He says, "Uhhh, I guess, but that's kind of weird." At that response, I think "WTF, Brent!" We've been dating for four months. This is not a weird thing to do together! I decide I need a second to collect myself because his behavior is really off-putting. I tell him I'm going to return a book on the first floor.

And so, I do what any girlfriend would do when she's about to leave...I put my hand on his knee and kind of lean in for a kiss. Brent's eyes go big and he starts slowly leaning away from me. I stop and have a second horrible revelation. In high school, I dated a guy who happened to be gay—he didn't really know it yet—but I figured it out when I went to kiss him and he leaned away from me. Just like Brent did. Oh God.

I am very flustered at this point, so I get up and immediately head downstairs. This is all just too much for me. In 10 minutes I went from dating a great guy to having to break-up with a socially awkward and potentially gay man with a misshapen head. I am lamenting my terrible position when I see Ron sitting in a chair on the first floor.

He's reclining with a book in his hand, leisurely leaning back and stretching out his long legs. A whispered thought crossed my mind. Ron looks really good today. I shake it off and decided to talk with him. Maybe something happened to Brent that I don't know about. Maybe Brent is upset about something, and that's why he's being so quiet. Or maybe he was hit in the head with a baseball, and that's why his personality is different and the left side of his head is a little flatter than the right. Ron sees me and enthusiastically says hello.

Now, I don't remember exactly what happened next, but we started talking. I remember thinking how much easier it was to talk with Ron, and wondering why Brent wasn't like that. At some point, I mention that Brent is on the second floor. Ron suddenly looks confused. He stops and says, "But I'm Brent!" I look at him and laugh. I think, how can that possibly be? Ha ha ha!...wait...wait...oh my God. That's when I have my third horrible revelation.

I swear, what happened next was like a special effect in a movie. Ron's face almost transforming in front of me. His cheek bones come into clearer focus, his eyes become rounder, the peach-ness returns to his cheeks, and his forehead becomes a nicely formed rectangle. I think I had been mentally overlaying Ron's features onto Brent's face, allowing my eyes to trick my mind into believing the I was seeing what I thought I was seeing.

I realized that this "Ron" was actually my Brent, and that Sarah had mistakenly told me "my guy" was on the second floor. I started laughing because I couldn't believe what just happened. I told Brent all about the strange conversation I had with Ron when I suddenly remembered that I had tried to kiss him. Oops. I got up and ran to the second floor to see Ron.

He was standing in the computer lab, bag in hand, ready to go on the most uncomfortable walk with his brother's crazy girlfriend. Ron looked a little nervous and he said that he was willing to go on a walk with me, but that he'd prefer to stay in the school's library, presumably because there were many people who could help him if I tried any more moves. I laughed, and said, "I have a boyfriend," and left.

Anyway, Brent and I just got engaged, and I haven't confused them since. Side note—Ron and I are best friends, and I did eventually explain what happened. I like to mess with him though because he's technically Brent's younger brother. Ron recently married my best friend and college roommate, and Brent and I were their best man and maid of honor.

Ron and his wife will be the peeps of honor for our wedding as well.

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35. No Speak English

Do I have a story for you all. My twin brother and I look exactly the same but act very differently and we have fun sometimes when we manage to get on the same page. We’re both Hispanic and use this to have fun. So, whenever I make a new friend at college I have my brother mess with them and he does the same in turn.

One time he had made a new friend, specifically a girl who he liked and wanted to mess with. He plans a night with her and he tells me to dress super Hispanic, with chanclas, a poncho, and various other clothes we have from Guatemala. So, he’s on the date and tells her to go get seats for them while he gets the food. As he passes me he gives me the look and the plan is put to work.

I head over around the area and she grabs my arm out of confusion and begins to ask me questions to find out if I am my brother. We both speak very good English with no accent, but once we speak Spanish our accents are as heavy as possible, especially with slang and other very Guatemalan lingo. So as she went on I stayed silent and confused and as she finished I just gave her a rant in the most Spanish anyone has ever spanished.

I bring up how I got here through hard work, dedication, and I have a family—all lies. It was just to mess with her. As I continued, my brother finally came over and sat across from her. He then goes, “Que pasa hermano?” to which I reply, “nothing much bro, just ranting” in perfect English, with no problems at all, to him all nonchalantly before I continued.

At this point, she was so confused until my brother and I just died laughing. We then explained it all to her and I properly introduced myself. And that’s how I made a really cute blonde uncomfortable by speaking Spanish and then later befriended her.

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36. It’s Real Not Fake

I got diagnosed with alopecia at a very young age. I wore wigs to school. One day, I missed school because I was sick and my sister was wearing her hair similarly to the way I wore my wig. A boy we both knew yanked on her ponytails and yelled at her to take the wig off. He was shocked when she turned around and it wasn't me.

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37. Pass It Along

We were in middle school and I was on the school bus when I heard someone call my twin brothers name. I turn and see his girlfriend extremely upset, and she slaps me right across the face. I was just dumbfounded and didn’t say a word as she walked away. I passed the message along to him later with a much harder slap. Good times!

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38. Show Within a Show

This was my dad’s story, but he and my uncle look EXACTLY alike, to the point where their wives of two plus decades have confused them. When they were in college, my dad was the lead in a show and my uncle came to see it opening night. My uncle saw his chance and—while my dad was in the bathroom—burst through the curtains and said, “That’s it! I’ve had it! I can’t work with these people anymore” and stormed off.

The director was basically losing his mind because nobody knew that my dad had a twin until my dad came back and—once he saw everyone’s faces—basically said, "Yeah, my twin is coming tonight. He messed with y’all, right?”

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39. At Ease Soldier

My twin had recently joined the Navy and was at boot camp. I, on the other hand, was walking around the grocery store when a man came running up to me in a panic. He began to shout, "What in the hell are you doing here?! You're going to go to federal prison!" A bit shocked, I assumed it was just some crazy person, and started to back away but he followed.

So, I said, "Sir, I don't know what you're talking about." He then proceeded to say my twin's name and then I started laughing. Still very panicked and now angry, he asked why I thought this was funny. I explained I am such-and-such's twin. He didn't believe me until I finally pulled my ID out to prove I was who I said I was.

He then apologized and explained he was her enlisting officer and was very concerned when he saw me.

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40. To Get to Him You Gotta Go Through Him

My twin and I went to different high schools for our junior year—that's another story. We lived in the same city so we were only 15 minutes from each other. We always got together on the weekends and went to parties and such. We were at this one house party with a bunch of our friends. This dude comes up to me and gets right in my face asking if I had a problem.

I had no clue who this guy was. Told him I don't know him and to back off. He keeps going on asking if I have a problem with him. My brother walks into the room, gently moves me aside and says, “I have a problem with you, leave my brother out of this.” Dude was confused, to say the least. A fight was avoided that night.

I guess it started during school where they bumped shoulders in the hall and my brother didn't apologize—dude was a senior and we were juniors. Petty crap.

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41. A Little Higher

I will always remember this day. First day of middle school, a person (who I later found out my twin befriended) came up to me while I was putting things in my locker. He then proceeded to rub my back in circles and say, “Yo Alvin (my twin's name) I didn't know you changed clothes.” I was so dazed and confused but I still managed to tell him, "I'm not Alvin."

He then stops rubbing my back, and is also dazed and confused with eyes wide open and says, "Oh. Dude. I'm so sorry." Then walks away. Never to be forgotten.

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42. Time Traveling Twins

My sister worked at Walmart for a few weeks before I started working there too. We had a few fun moments. The first one was my first day. She had an earlier shift and just as I was going to go in the back door she was coming out. So no one knew she was a twin and here was an identical person trying to go through the door at the same time.

Without thinking I yelled, "We are never supposed to be in the same place at the same time!" then ran away. Everyone was freaked out. My other favorite thing to do was to mess with people she had just helped in electronics. They would ask, "Hey, didn’t I just see you?" And I'd answer, " No, I've been here all day."

It was fun.

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