Thursday, September 29, 2016

Story 154: Lucky Twin

            “Hey man, congratulations!”  His friend greeted him at the bus stop.
            “Thanks,” he responded automatically.  “For what?”
          “The promotion!  VP of Sales?  Why didn’t you tell me – I had to read it on the company newsletter!”
            “Cause it – didn’t happen?”  He was very confused.
            “Well they had your photo and everything, with ‘New VP of Sales’ on the caption.”
            “Did they have my name on the caption?”
            “Sure… um… you know, I didn’t look that closely at the words and all.”
           “Yeah, they probably used an old photo from something else and made a mistake.”  He was glad to have that mystery solved just as their bus arrived.
           “Yeah… no, wait!  There was a banner with the promotion in the picture!  And it was definitely you!  You have to pick up a copy of the newsletter today – then you’ll believe me,” his friend said as they climbed the narrow stairs into their cramped mode of public transportation.
            He grabbed a newsletter at the office and, sure enough, he saw himself being promoted to VP of Sales, albeit with someone else’s name in the caption.
            Hm, he thought.  I have a twin out there.  Bound to happen, I suppose.
            *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *         
            “Hey man, great job organizing that fundraiser last night!  The buffet dinner totally rocked!”
            “Oh, thanks, but that wasn’t me, it was the new VP of Sales.”
            “Huh.  He looked just like you.”
            *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *         
            “By the way, I wanted to let you know that I admire you so much for the way you coordinated traffic in the parking lot so well after that mess with all that construction: you really kept your cool there and probably saved a lot of lives.”
            “Oh, that wasn’t me – that was the VP of Sales.  I call him my twin, heh, heh, heh.”
            “That’s odd, he looked just like you.”
            *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *         
           “Hey big guy, congratulations on the engagement!  Don’t take this the wrong way, but you lucked out big time with this one, eh, eh?  How’d you afford that rock you gave, anyway?”
            “I didn’t.  It was my fake twin you saw, the VP of Sales.”
            “Oh.  Right.  Lucky guy, eh?”
            *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *          *         
            “I can’t believe you didn’t tell us that you won the lottery and are retiring with your wife to Tahiti!”
            “I can’t believe my fake twin has such a cooler life than I do!”


  1. interesting; but did he ever get in touch with his "twin" or does he have a split personality.

    1. No on both - it was just someone who looked exactly like him and had a much more exciting life :-).