Misunderstanding.

Recently, I became a pen pal of a gentleman, let us call him EM, in Europe through synchronicity. We have been exchanging mails and getting to know each other and once we found out that we can use the WhatsApp application to share messages, have started to use that too.

We have quite a lot in common and are enjoying the new friendship though it is extremely unlikely that we will ever get to meet each other personally.

Last week, EM sent me a photograph of he with his wife taken recently and observed “Don’t you think that we look a little alike?”

I responded with the observation that over long years of married life, couples tend to look like each other and sent him a link explaining this phenomenon.

Earlier this morning, I received another photograph from him, this time alone, a selfie taken before a full length mirror. Below that photograph, he wrote “When I said that I think we look a little alike, I was referring to you and me! What do you think?”

I responded with: “Oops! Yes, indeed we do!”

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17 Responses to Misunderstanding.

  1. Mike says:

    Funny!

    As I read your post, I initially took his comment as he actually meant it, until I saw how you understood it. With how he phrased the question, I see how it could be misunderstood.
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  2. I would love to see the pictures. 🙂
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  3. tammy j says:

    LOL.
    I would also love to see the pictures also.
    I thought at first that he’d sent you the picture of Mickey and Minnie as a joke.
    and speaking of mailing…
    I got two returned on the donkey dumptruck and the hilarious drummer error.
    getting all else mail fine. but strange??? anyway. they “made my day!” as they say. still even chuckling when I think of them.
    now going to the link. I’ve always wondered why couples finally start to look alike. 😀
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  4. Easy enough to jump to that conclusion. That was my first thought when I read his words—ah, the English language!
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  5. interesting, because you were probably just looking at the photo of the pair, not even seeing any likeness to yourself…until it was pointed out in a reply.

    oh we are all aware our of our differences with English 🙂

  6. Max Coutinho says:

    lol *nodding*…

    Hi Rummy,

    So, how similar are you guys in the way you look?

    Cheers
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  7. nick says:

    Well, all I can say is that Jenny and I don’t look anything like each other, even though we’ve known each other for 37 years. Are we doing something wrong?

    • If you could post on your blog or send me a mail a photograph of the two of you together, I will comment on the similarities. The couples themselves rarely realise that they look alike.

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