Pattie, RN’s comment on this recent post led me to remember this story:
As my regular readers know, I have boy/girl twins (Craig and Marie).
Years ago, just after they were born, I was talking to a drug rep. My secretary had mentioned to him that I had twins, and so he was asking about them.
Mr. Drugrep: “So it’s a boy and a girl?”
Dr. Grumpy: "Yes."
Mr. Drugrep: “Are they fraternal or identical?”
To my staffs’ horror, and with a straight face, I immediately said “identical”, whereupon he humiliated himself even further.
Mr. Drugrep: “Wow! That is just so cool. So they look alike?”
Dr. Grumpy: “Yes.”
Mr. Drugrep: “And so, even though they're a boy and a girl, they will always look exactly alike?”
Dr. Grumpy: “Yes”.
Mr. Drugrep: “That is so neat. I’ll have to tell my wife about that tonight”.
When he left the office I told Mary that his wife will think that he either calls on the stupidest people in the world, or that she married one of them, or both.
Unfortunately, he got transferred to another territory 2 weeks later, and so I never saw him again.