I don't tend to ask strangers questions. It's just not in my nature. At least not since I was single and would sometimes ask a hot guy at a bar if anyone's ever told him he looked like George Costanza just to bring him down a few notches.
In Chicago, I get some twin questions but nothing like I received recently in Alabama. Everywhere we went first I got asked: "Are they twins?" Then "Who's older?" Then I would point to LuLu and they'd ask how much older. "Umm, one minute," I'd reply, and they'd shake their heads while they pondered what to ask next. Is the "how much older" an odd question or is it me? Does a stranger really care who was born first? I think next time someone asks if they're twins I'll try "Nope, I cloned that one" and point to Moxley. I mean, they're identical. YES THEY'RE TWINS. Another big one is once they hear the girls are identical is "My sister's best friend's brother growing up was an identical twin" or similar. "Oh..." I usually reply. WHY WOULD I GIVE A RAT'S ASS THAT YOUR SISTER'S BEST FRIEND'S BROTHER WAS A TWIN??? I am aware other twins exist ya know...
There was a set of identical twins in my sorority. Very nice girls but I never wanted them to talk to me because I couldn't keep them straight so I avoided them at all costs. I figured ignoring them was better than offending them by mixing them up. As usual, my instincts in college were way off... They probably just thought I was always bombed. And, well, they'd be right.
I guess infertility doesn't run rampant in the south like it does here. We have four sets of twins on our block alone. So it's really no big whoop in these parts. I didn't like the attention. It didn't piss me off like it does some twin moms (there's one mom in Moms of Multiples who GOES BALLISTIC over the questions. Take a valium...) but I just don't like making small talk with strangers. I wonder at what age the girls will realize people are curious about them, especially being identical. Perhaps if they get a big head over it, thinking they're special, I can always ask them, "Has anyone ever told you you look like George Costanza?"