Some computer/screen/desktop bling.
“Can I have a latte please?”
“That’s a very ostentatious jacket”
“(Laughs slightly) Yeah, I got it from an opshop yesterday, for $15 bucks”
“People always want to say what a bargain they got, any sugar?”
I go and sit down on the couch in the corner and start devouring Instant Graphics before my friend Jess arrives.
“Oh, you wanted to have it here, not take-away, I’ll let you put your own sugar in”
Then he gives me a funny look.
“Did I have a weird conversation with you the other day?”
“It must have been someone else…”
“I have um, lots of friends that come here.” (Me trying to sound helpful but actually sounding kind of stupid)
So I have my ripper latte and dig into the book, Jess arrives 20mins later and I get a hot-chocolate, (Thick as Chocolate pudding – so good but really rich – I don’t usually do hot chocolate, but their coffee is wham to the soul so you only really need one).
Later that evening I’m at my parents place for dinner and happen to mention that my jacket got called ostentatious and somehow mention that the guy thought he knew me.
Then Laura pipes up with, “Oh I have weird conversations with him all the time, his name is Caspian”
I can’t believe that I forgot I was a twin! I guess I usually bank on the fact that we’re not that alike.