Since July 30th I work with my identical twin brother. He’s been there for many years and many people know him in the work place.
Tuesday I was on the coffee line right behind the manager of another group I know. That’s when someone stopped to say hi to the manager. In a minute the guy looks at me an says hi too.
After a month I know what to expect. I pulled out my building ID, pointed to my first name and said “I’m not who you think I am. I’m Jan, his twin brother.”
Him: Huh? Oh that’s nice. Did you get the info I asked you about?
Me: I’m not him. I’m his twin brother. I started here only a month ago.
Him: Very funny! So you’ll send me an email?
Me: Who are you? (I continued to point to my ID)
Me: See the ID? Look at the first name?
The manager in front of me was laughing and finally the lights went on. It’s going to happen repeatedly but no big deal. At least it happened before I had my coffee.