You're in a cafe and you see someone you recognize, as you take a closer look at their facial characteristics, you realise it is an exact copy of you.
What do you do? What's the first thing that comes to mind?
"Assume you have never seen them before in your life and have no knowledge of having a twin or being cloned."
I've actually seen myself a few times in a mirror wall - in shops - and not recognized myself at all. I even almost bumped into myself once - well, the mirror. For some reason, I just wouldn't get out of my way.
i would be extremely intrigued..... would want to know more about this person..... and maybe go over, and chat..... interesting question indeed.
If this happened in a café, I'd probably be with somebody else. So, I'd ask the person I'm with if they thought he looks like me - I'd think I were imagining things otherwise.
If the person I was with pointed out that I looked like another person in the café, I'd only agree if he looked really good. If not, the person I was with would have a big, big problem.
I would hope that the other individual didn't see me and leave the premises as quickly as possible.
Russian writer F.Dostoevsky had a novel "The double". This double of the main hero gradually replaces him in everything, - his work, personal life. After some desperate attempts to get rid of him, the main hero loses his mind and ends up in a mad house. A tragic story, I am afraid.
I've seen enough sets of cousins who look like twins that I don't think I'd find it scary at all. I'd think it was weird - but not scary. I might wonder if it was the secret child of some uncle - or something like that.
I would also try to leave the place unseen. Maybe it wouldn0t be too scary for me, but what about him? Maybe he would freak out. On the other hand, I don't think I would be ever able to let it go.
The funny thing about this is. I've been told by many people that they've seen a person that looks and sounds exactly like me in real life, but I've never met the guy. In fact, it was kind of funny, as one time, my brother saw the guy make out with a extremely attractive girl from a distance; while he was at work. Later on, he called me and asked if I was at the CD store across from his work, and I said yes because I wanted to buy some movies. Anyways, he then asked me if I was making out with a girl and if she was my new girlfriend; which I didn't have one at the time. I simply told him no that couldn't have been me he saw, as I think I would've remembered making out with a hot girl in public. Then he retorts saying, "You know you don't have to lie to me about that." I just told him back, "Who's lying? I swear the person you saw must've been someone else, as I just went straight inside the store and bought some DVDs for myself."
Anyways, considering my brother saw him across the street, I figured maybe he was just seeing things. Then I bumped into a coworker of mine a few months back, who claims they saw me on the bus going across town; when in reality I've never taken the bus route they were talking about. I guess what I'm trying to say is that there is a double of me out in the same damn city where I am, but I just never met him. I just hope for my sake he never does anything illegal and then skips town, as that would spell all sorts of problems.
I got that in High School alot. Apparently there was some girl who looked just like me, I got called Heather alot and when I said I am not Heather they just stare at me like I lost my mind. Then after a few seconds they would say oh I thought you were someone else. Then one day Sandra a friend of mine told me she met Heather and thought she was me.
She tried to get us to meet but it never worked out. For some reason we could never get together to meet. Our school was huge with approxiamately 3000 plus students so our paths never crossed.
After High school I never heard about her again.
Stare for a while and then ultimately conclude that it's a really funny coincidence, because any other conclusion would give me a headache.
I would be totally freaked out if it was an exact double. I've been told all my life that I have a 'familiar' face, someone always thinks I look familiar:) That's actually how I met my best friend. We were in junior high and people kept asking me if I was a twin, they all said I looked like this Gina girl. Well I had to see for myself ,so I hunted her down. she had been looking for me as well because all her friends who knew me insisted we were twins. We both had long brown hair and brown eyes but that was all. Never the less, we've remained close friends for 35 years. As a matter of fact, we lost touch for about 7 years and when my husband and I bought our home she sent me a card in the mail, she lived in the court on my street!!!
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