So apparently, according to some people, my wife and I look like we're related. As in, by blood.
Yeah, I'll just let that sink in for a moment.
Say WHAT???? Okay, now someone first made this retarded observation back when Lisa and I first started seeing each other and I was visiting her at her college freshmen year. Some girl was standing on the porch to her dorm and said: "Are your two related? Because you look like brother and sister."
I was so completely bowled over by the ridiculousness of this statement that I think my brain warped to another dimension. I mean, I just stood there drawing a blank. It was the single most unbelievable thing anyone had said to me at the time, and I just didn't know how to respond. Eventually we just laughed and walked away. I told Lisa that I think that girl was jealous of us, that's the only explanation I could come up with. She did have kind of a stank attitude when she said it--and she was black, too--so maybe she didn't like seeing a white/hispanic dude hooking up with a black woman. I don't know. Seems kind of stupid, no? Especially because of our obviously different ethnicities.
So, chalk it up to some chick hating on us. Or maybe she was on the crack, I don't know. But certainly it was no cause for worry on my part.
But, here's the rub. We've since heard that remark on more than a few occasions, the latest being on our most recent trip. One of the locals told us that we looked alike, like as if we were brother and sister.
Exsqueeze me? Bakin' powder? What the hell are you on, I had to wonder.
But now, you see, this time I'm mad! How on god's green Earth can you possibly think we look related? My new theory is that maybe these people are unwittingly tuning into the close bond my wife and I share. I know there's a myth that married couples start to look like each other, but come on! We're not talking about matching outfits and personalized fanny packs here! There's no way in hell you can look at a white guy and a black woman and say they must be related. You just can't do it. It violates the space-time continuum!
Anyway, just so you can see what I'm talking about, I'm posting up a few pics of Lisa and I through the years. Judge for yourself: do we look like brother and sister? (hint: you're going to get a personally hand-delivered punch to the face if you answer yes)
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