Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Me, Myself and Someone Else

On my way to work I saw this girl on the road and she looked vaguely familiar. After lots of thinking I realized that she had reminded me of myself! It was spooky for a minute 'coz this kinda thing never happens. Why do people always remind us of others and not us? Many people keep telling me "There's a girl just like me" at work or college or near their house or whatever - I guess I have a common face! :-( . I've looked at a few of them and I always felt that they looked nothing like me.

It's this way with voices too. People always feel that my sister and I sound similar and no-one's ever been able to differentiate between us on the phone. But we both have difficulty believing that we sound the same. But then, when I listen to my voice on the answering machine or something, I feel even I don't sound like myself.

And btw, about that girl I saw on the road today - I am much prettier! :-)

PHYSIOGNOMY, n. The art of determining the character of another by the resemblances and differences between his face and our own, which is the standard of excellence. :-)


Sagnik Nandy said...

people say that my sis and i dont look similar, sound similar or appear to be remotely related :( that's not a good thing either :((

janani said...

@sagnik - Join my club! At school we used to have difficulty convincing people that we are siblings and not just friends. Yeah it isn't nice. :-(

Sharan said...

I'm curious abt the girl u saw on the road?!!!???!
U've left tat dangling.... or have i missed some pun?(hopefully not)

janani said...

@sharan - nothing with that girl, she was crossing the road and i was inside an auto. she looked a bit like me and less prettier! :-)