I befriended one of the new staff members after telling her she looked like a Twin Peaks character (she could be Audrey’s lighter-haired sister). We wear similar glasses frames and red plaid flannels, and I’ve been admiring her crimson hiking boots since I first saw them. I’m having a mustard yellow jacket shipped to me from home which happens to look very similar to *her* mustard yellow jacket. She mentioned that she’s been wanting her own blue puffer vest after noticing mine. We’ve been joking about going twinsies.
Anyway, I sent that video of my shoe to my mother and she immediately admitted that she’d bought me new boots as an Easter gift (we’re not Christian, but it’s her favorite holiday because she loves decorating baskets). She sent me a photo. They’re the same brand and color as my new friend’s.
“I don’t want to make it weird, but one of us is going to have to change,” I said, warning her of the impending awkwardness. We agreed that it’s less weird if it’s intentional, so we’re going to embrace our overlapping fashion tastes and dress like one another on purpose from now on.