Way Too Identical

By Jim Hagarty
2011

A woman down the street from me has an identical twin sister who often visits. I can tell them apart, mostly because one of them wears glasses and has a different hairstyle than the other. They are the most wonderful people and friendly as can be but I have to say, they are just daring everybody to get them mixed up. Yesterday I walked by their place to discover that they both drive identical SUVs. And I mean identical. Model, year, colour, everything. Twins are often known for wearing matching clothing, but driving the same cars?

Author: Jim Hagarty

I am a 65-year-old retired journalist, busy recovering from a lifelong career as an unretired journalist. This year marks a half century of my scratching out little fables about life. My interests include genealogy, humour and music. I live in a little blue shack in Canada and spend most of my time trying to stay out of trouble. I am not that good at it. I also spent years teaching journalism. Poor state of journalism today: My fault. I have a family I don’t deserve, a dog that adores me, and two cars the junk yard refuses to accept. My prized possessions include my old guitar and a razor my Dad gave me when I was 14 and which I still use when I bother to shave. Oh, and my great-great-grandfather’s blackthorn stick he brought from Ireland in the 1850s. I have only one opinion but it is a good one: People take too many showers.

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