JSweat got in big trouble when his twin brother didn't show up to school one day.
"When we were in the 6th grade, my brother decided he wanted to stay at home because he wasn't feeling well. So far, there had never been a day where only one of us was at school but I didn't think anything of it. I was walking down the hall and all of a sudden I was pulled in by a teacher who I had never seen before and she started yelling at me (and I mean yelling at me) because I had skipped her class and I had the audacity to walk in front of her class right after. It was really awkward to just say, "Uhh, I have an identical twin brother... My name is JSweat". She of course, thought I was making a terrible excuse and I had to go get another teacher that knew I had a brother to come tell her that I was telling the truth. She never bothered me again!"
Vairoletto dated a twin during college and had a rather unusual experience.
"I was dating a girl in college, the first time i went to her house, she opened the door, i told her i liked what she did to her hair and kissed her, she kissed me, we went inside, she then yells "your boyfriend is here". They were weird girls."
"I work for a construction company. We used to have a set of twins that were flaggers, held up the Stop/Slow signs when we have a lane closed. Their favorite thing to do would be to hand the driver of the first car something and tell them to give back to them on the other end."
Jsully2255 got so used to being called another name, she almost forgot her actual name.
"I've been called my twin sister's name my whole life... So one day I accidentally introduced myself to someone as her. When I caught and corrected myself after, they thought I was straight up crazy for not knowing my own name."
Swampfoxx89 dated a twin, and couldn't tell her apart from her sister.
"Not an identical twin but married to one. When I was dating my wife, she and her twin sister had a bunch of friends over. I walked over to her and put my arm around her and she leaned into it. I leaned in for a kiss but then she pulled away. I thought, well maybe she's not comfortable with a little peck in front of our friends since we hadn't been dating for too long. Then I scanned the room and made contact with my girlfriend. I looked back in awe that I had my arm around her sister (who was messing with me until things went too far). I then tucked my tail between my legs, walked over to my girlfriend, put my arm around her and said, 'Well, will you give me a kiss?'"
Drumguy17 really freaked out friends at a party without realizing it.
"I went to a party once, and my bald identical twin bro had yet to arrive. His girlfriend was already there, so I gave her the obligatory friendly hug, then sat on the other side of the room to hang out.
This other guy, a mutual friend of his and hers, kept staring at me, then staring at her, with this real nervous "WTF" look on his mug. For about fifteen minutes, every so often, this guy would look around nervously and then furiously text on his phone.
Then my brother arrives. He kisses his girlfriend and says hi to everyone, and this guy blows up.
"JESUS WAS NO ONE GOING TO SAY ANYTHING? WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT? I THOUGHT HE GREW A FULL HEAD OF HAIR IN A DAY."
EDIT: People keep asking...he's bald cuz he shaves his head. My hair is receding but existent."
AmoebaofDeath told a painfully awkward story of learning a dark secret about your twin.
"My father spent a year abroad before returning to enroll in the same college as his twin brother. The first few days were pretty standard, acquaintances of my uncle mistaking my dad for him, business as usual. That was until one girl approached him, publicly mind you, and with a wink said "you were really great last night. I gave your number to a few friends, I hope you don't mind."
Naturally my dad went from there to immediately seek out and congratulate his brother on his good fortune...and hopefully share in the spoils. On the way he found himself receiving a disproportionate level of sly smiles and sidelong glances from some of the groups he passed.
By the time he finally found my uncle, he was thoroughly perplexed. Surely his brother couldn't have been this lucky, they were good-looking guys, but this was just ridiculous. My uncle flushed and faltered when confronted by my dad. He stammered and tiptoed around the issue before my dad finally got it out of him. How had he managed so prolific a penile pedigree?
He hadn't. Turns out my uncle had spent all his money in the first few weeks and had turned to desperate measures for cash. He had been working as a stripper, doing mostly private parties, but naturally word got around.
So for the rest of the year my father had to contend with the fact that a good number of the people on campus had effectively seen him naked."
Harggot told a harrowing story about being unfairly blamed for his twin's actions.
"Embarrassing I guess...more just totally terrible. We were out with friends and he decided to go to one of the back rooms which was set up for a private party with bottle [sic] of spirit everywhere. Well he decided to take a bottle and run off.
Cut to me in the club and some bouncers come up to me and take me to a back room saying "Oh you're fucked mate, we saw you on camera stealing a bottle bla bla". I had absolutely no idea what he was talking about and they thought I was just playing dumb to get away with it. "Stop it mate, we got you on camera" "..."
Somehow finally convinced them I had a twin so they fished him out and they eventually say we need to come back tomorrow to settle the 'damages'.
That didn't happen.
Fast forward to about 2 weeks after I'm staying at my GFs mum's house and get woken up by her mum at 6am: "Harggot, the police are here" "what..".
Got arrested and put in the police van where my twin is already sitting.
Interviews...long waiting...disappointing polystyrene 'lunches'. Get off with a warning. Thanks Jon."
BobMacActual experienced a case of mistaken identity that almost ended badly.
"My twin brother recommended a restaurant to me. Said that he and his wife went there all the time, good food, really friendly staff...
So I took my wife there. Food was as advertised, but the service... somewhere between cold and openly hostile. Like they resented our presence. I was puzzled by the contrast between what I'd heard and what I saw.
Suddenly from the front of the restaurant, explosion of laughter, much rapid talking, suddenly the waitress is there, smiling and all... just as my brother and his wife walk around the corner.
They thought my brother was cheating on his wife with some blonde... Yeah, it's funny now."