Friday, August 25, 2006
My Evil Clothes Twin
I hate it when this happens!! I come into work today with an olive green shirt and a specific shade of jeans wearing brown shoes. While standing at the elevator this morning this guy walks up and stands besides me. Something about this guy...Hold on! The dude is wearing pratically the same thing as me. (Nooooo!!....Sometimes I wish I had the power to freeze time, for 10 seconds, so I can get out of dodge - fast!)
Seriously there's nothing that makes you feel really stupid than two guys dressed exactly the same, waiting for an elevator, when people are walking by and you're one of them. I got really nervous (which isn't like me, all all), what do I do?
1- Walk away slowly and don't acknowledge the "incident"(could that be too obvious...)
2- Do I say "Hey Man, Nice threads. I see you got "the memo" and then wink followed by a pistol-point hand gesture (laugh at it and hope he laughs too, but this guy could be somebody important. They don't laugh at things like this)
3- Ignore it like you never noticed (and just imagine everybody walking by thinking "Hey Ma! look at those freaks, they're dressed the same...Heee-Hawwww!")
It's split second decisions that can make or break somebody. I ran to the nearest exit, which happend to be the bathroom. Stood at the mirror, washed my hands, counted to 30, then walked back out. He was still there (I screamed on the inside). I seriously need to start taking the stairs.