I had a friend in high school who drove a maroon Subaru - not exactly a common car where I grew up. I was leaving the mall where she worked one day, and I saw her driving the parking lot. So I dash between cars to catch up to her, and as she pulled into a parking space, I jumped out and slid across the hood, Dukes of Hazard style.
That hood slide turned into super slow motion when I looked through the windshield and was face to face with a tiny elderly woman, mouth agape, and clearly not my friend. I finished the slide and kept running through the parking lot, and acting like it was totally unintentional.
I went to a very large state school for my bachelors. I briefly worked with a guy called Jeremy, who also went to the same school. Jeremy, apparently had a doppelganger who was at the same school. On three separate occasions, I shout out "hey Jeremy!" only to have this doppelganger tell me (i) he has no idea who I am, and (ii) he is not Jeremy.
I see him a fourth time and say something like "hey, it's that guy I always call Jeremy! How's it going?" And, of course, I get a confused look "what do you mean 'the guy you call Jeremy?' I am Jeremy. We used to work together, remember?"
I hugged a stranger that looked exactly like an old friends mom and asked her how her daughter was doing. As soon as she started talking, I knew it wasn't her, but I was in too deep and kept going. Luckily she either had a daughter or pretended she did and told me she was great. I know she spent some time after that wondering who the hell I was.
I was messing around in a swimming pool with my little brother by swimming underwater and throwing him up in the air.
All goes well until I burst out of the water, child in the air but not my brother but the same shorts. He yells "what the hell!" and I dissappear back into the depths
My step mom grabbed my ass and whispered hey stranger in my ear, before realising I was not my dad.
We do look and act a lot alike, still awkward af.
I went to scare a coworker who was filling up his water bottle and creepily said BOO!! In his ear... and when I walked away I saw his face and saw it was not my coworker but an intern in a different department that I didn't know
I work for a therapy program. I had a long talk with a kid who was having a really bad time. After the talk, the kid left and I figured I should inform my boss. Problem was I had the kid on my mind, so I called his cell instead of my boss's, and started summarizing his situation until the kid stopped me.
Spent quite a few minutes talking with a friend-couple in my living room while gently caressing my wife's thigh.
Turns out I was sexually molesting the other guy instead of my wife and he was too scared to tell me.
I literally just had this happen yesterday.
There's this really cute girl at work that I've noticed and while out grocery shopping I thought I saw her from behind. I went up to her and said "hey, I think we work together." As she turns around it becomes blatantly obvious that this was not the person I thought it was. Even weirder, was the fact that this person was obviously terrified that a stranger came up to them out of the blue. The stranger made a really odd looking scared face where they scrunched their face together tightly and bulged their eyes. The look caught me so off guard that for some reason instead of apologizing my face just imitated hers and I just awkwardly walked backward slowly. I ended up getting in the checkout line behind her later and we both put excruciating amounts of effort to not acknowledge each others presence.
To put a positive spin on things, I think I'm gonna try and use the story as an ice breaker to talk to the cute girl at work when I see her. Wish me luck!
Update: So I just left the office and didn't see her at all today. I work in a very big office (1000+ people) so that's not super rare, but I definitely took multiple "bathroom brakes" to scour the office for her so I could update everyone. The pursuit will continue tomorrow.
Update 2: I need some advice here folks. Because of the attention this got I feel the need to come through for you guys but like I mentioned previously, I work in a big office. I only see this girl in the halls or in the cafeteria if we happen to both be there at the same time. I'm trying to figure out a way to facilitate this meeting without coming off as creepy. Keep in mind, I don't even know this girls name or if this girl is even single. I've just seen her around and told myself that and I'm going to at least try.
I witnessed an adorable wrong person moment. My ex and I went to the zoo one day and it was really quiet there, only one other family of visitors, and my ex was about the same height, build, and hair colour as the father of the family. Toddler split off and started following my ex, and the mom and dad held back a few seconds behind, giggling and watching to see what the little guy would do. We were smiling and making constant eye contact back with the parents as well, waiting to see how long it would take the kid to notice. Kid toddled on, pointing out his favourite monkeys to us and making all of the "ooo's" and "ahhh's" at the exhibits for about 100 m before he finally reached for my ex's hand and looked up. As soon as he saw my ex's face his eyes went as wide as pancakes, his face contorted, he made a massive gasping in-breath and let loose a wailing "AAAGGGHHHHGHHHGH" that was so loud it freaked out all the monkeys. Of course real Dad was right behind and scooped him up immediately to console him. The mom was doubled over laughing.
Was told by a good friend of mine, at her house warming party, that one of her 4 sisters 'Sarah' was due to have her baby in a months time. I had only met them a handful of times and scanned the room. I saw one of her sisters standing next to their mother and she was rubbing her very large belly. Her mum gave it a quick rub too (feeling safe I had found Sarah), I walked over and said "Congratulations on baby! How exciting!". It was then that I saw both of their faces cloud over and I felt like my heart fell out my butthole. 'Sarah' then says "I think you mean Sarah. I'm Katie. I'm not actually pregnant, thank you."
Was bad. Mother hates me. I haven't seen Katie since and my friend thinks it hilarious. Would not recommend.
In high school I had this one librarian who would help us around. One day I noticed he came in with a completely shaved head. I told him "nice haircut", only to realize that it was a completely different teacher who looked similar to him. This teacher was bald all along.
As a kid I tried to hold hands with my mother while looking at a store window. She retracted her hand two times then I looked at her and saw a totally confused woman next to me. My mother already went to the next window.
I have a cousin that waited for her boyfriend at the airport. When people came out of plane, she started kissing him and asking how was the trip. But... it was not her boyfriend. Just a guy that looks similar. Then her actual BF saw her kissing him. They didn't break up, he understood.
I went to a breakfast buffet at a hotel with my husband. We got our food, and I assumed he sat down before I did. I saw a man with glasses reading a book, so i sat down and was about to chastise him for eating his food so fast when he suddenly looked up from his book and said, "Hello!" I said, "Well, YOU'RE not my husband!" So, I got up from the table and walked across the room to the table my husband was actually sitting at and laughing at me. There was also a table of elderly women who were laughing at me.
I don't even think that my husband was wearing his glasses that morning. He didn't even bring a book to breakfast. I just had a major brain fart.
Being called in to a dressing room to check out some clothes my girlfriend was trying on ... she said third door on the right, I went three doors in ...
Well, she counted the staff door, I didn't ...
That girl was horrified.
Yesterday, I send my boss a heart via whatsapp while at work. Needless to say, all I could think was 'god fucking damnit'.
Luckily he laughed it away.