In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Brilliant Disguise.”
Tell us about a time when someone had you completely fooled, where the wool was pulled right over your eyes, and you got hoodwinked, but good. Was it a humorous experience or one you’d rather forget? What was the outcome?
Many times in my community I was often recognized by people who would engage me in a conversation. This kind of attention can have its drawbacks, especially when you have two young children who are expecting to get ice cream at the mall.
The one time I tried to avoid a conversation was when a young mother with her small child, walking towards me began waving to get my attention. I did recognize her, as she called me by name.
I walk towards her and said, Hello, and stated: “you have mistaken me for my twin brother.” With that statement, the look upon on her face was priceless.
However, her next question caused me to bite my lip to keep from laughing. In her southern accent, she asked. “You two look so much alike, are you identical or fraternal twins? ”
I can’t recall what my response was, however, my son who was eleven at the time began to speak. He look up at me and softly asked, what twin brother?
I squeezed his hand to divert his attention before he could finish his question. But his sister age seven at the time, tugged on my other hand to ask. “Dad, I did not know you had a twin, brother.”
My son immediately spoke up saying, yes dad has a twin, you just can’t remember him. My daughter looked perplexed, and I told the young lady that I would tell my brother you said hello.
Then we continued for ice cream with me disguised as my twin brother.