Are You Two Twins?
If you know any identical twins then you probably know that at least once a day someone asks them, “Are you two twins?” Our boys will be 23 this year and they are best friends. They are together most of the time. Because we live in a small town where everyone knows everyone else, most people they encounter know they are twins but this past week we were traveling and everywhere we stopped someone always asked them, “Are you two twins?”
After 22, almost 23 years of this, they are still polite. They always grin and say yes. I’m sure occasionally they would like to say, “No, I’ve never seen that guy in my life.” But they don’t.
The fact that they are always noticed, no matter where they go, can be attributed to the fact that they are twins, but it’s also because they are 6 ft. 8 inches tall. So, after the twin question immediately comes the basketball question. “Do you guys play basketball?” They did play in high school, but people assume they play college ball.
Thinking about how people react to our twins makes me wonder how often we assume things about other people just because of their appearance. Are overweight people always lazy? Are really skinny people always anorexic? Of course not!
Assumptions are easy. People are curious. So just in case you wondered….
Yes, they are twins.