Twins Day 2018

On March 1, 2006, something incredible happened. I’ve commemorated it every year since then on my blog.

My coworkers and I were enjoying lunch together in the meeting room of my first “real” job. Halfway through my sandwich, I looked over at my coworker, Tracy, and realized that she and I were wearing similar outfits.

“Hey, we match,” I told her.

Another coworker piped up. “Yeah, I was telling Alan earlier that we match too.”

Two other coworkers looked at each other and realized the same thing. Then two others.

Incredibly, four pairs of people had independently and accidentally dressed almost identically to one another. Really. This is not a joke. This was completely unplanned.

We knew that no one would believe the story, so we took a photo to commemorate the occasion.

At my next job, I continued the Twins Day traditional in several variations. Now it’s just me working at home, and my cats always wear the same outfit, and it’s a bit difficult to match. But I’ll try, just for the sake of commemorating Twins Day.

Have you ever worn nearly the exact outfit as a coworker?

Update: I forgot that we did Twins Day on purpose at my next job. Here’s how we dressed that day:

1 thought on “Twins Day 2018”

  1. Jamey,

    At the FBI, it’s not too difficult for a group of guys to wear a suit, a starched white shirt, and a tie. Wearing a different color shirt was not only frowned upon in Hoover’s era, he would make a call to the transgressor’s boss and have the person sent home to fetch a white one. Anyway, many years on, we find many colors in vogue and several times over the past decade I would show up at a meeting,wearing a pink or lavender shirt with a grey suit and lo and behold across from me was a colleague wearing the same ensemble.

    Of course, one would turn immediately to the other, saying “Ahhh, I see you got the memo.”



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