A few years ago, I had a guy come up to me on the street and say, “Bill……Bill Perisiki. How are you doing? I haven’t seen you in years!” When I told him, I wasn’t Bill, he didn’t believe me.
It took almost five minutes, a lot of back and forth arguing, and finally a look at my driver’s license to convince him that I wasn’t his long-lost friend, Bill Perisiki. He said he couldn’t believe the similarity. He also said that my height, weight, hair color, and even the way I walked were the same. According to him, me and Bill could be identical twins. I don’t even like looking at myself in the mirror, let alone having to face myself in person! To think that somewhere out there is a man who in every way looks just like me. Pretty scary, huh? I don’t know if I should be upset, or sorry for the poor guy. I wish I could find him though. I’d bring him home and mess with my wife. She says that I drive her nuts. Imagine two of me! I heard that everyone supposedly has what’s called a “Doppelganger.” In German it means a double or a look-alike. I started to think about my Doppelganger, and it brought up some interesting, yet disturbing questions.
Do you think there could be cross cultural Doppelgangers? Could the possibility exist of a Chinese subsistence farmer who looks exactly like me? If there is, do the other farmers make fun of him due to his enormous size, freaky looks, and love of fried chicken with mashed potatoes? What if my wife meets my Doppelganger, thinks its me, goes to a motel with him, comes home later, and says, “Honey, how did you beat me home? By the way. This afternoon was amazing. It was the best love-making we’ve ever had.” Kind of puts a little pressure on me the next time, doesn’t it? Do you think it’s possible that there’s a female Doppelganger of me out there, casually strolling the streets in a see-through silk blouse, revealing black mini-skirt, and stiletto heels? Excuse me a moment…………..Sorry, that image just shook me up for a second. What if she was hot, and we ran into each other, and she hits on me?