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Needed To Do A Double Take

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(I am an African American female who wears her hair in twists. A coworker of mine, who is also African-American and wears her hair in twists, comes downstairs from the ambulatory surgery unit.)

Coworker: “Did you know we were twins?”

Me: “Nope.”

(She is at least six inches taller and forty pounds lighter than I am, and 20 years my senior.)

Coworker: “Yep. This man says to me, ‘boy, you sure must get around.’ I say, ‘really?’ He says, ‘yeah, you were just at the x-ray desk.’ Then his wife says, ‘you bonehead; clearly there are two of THEM.’ Then he says, ‘well, then, they must be twins.'”

(To this day, we greet each other as, ‘hey twin sista!’)