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Multiple-Birth Photocopier Store

People love stuff like this. It'd work.
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I've always wanted to open a photocopier store and hire sets of identical triplets as salespeople.
Ander, Nov 14 2000

speaking of cloning... http://www.wired.co...hive/9.02/full.html
a way to achieve this? [mihali, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       How common are identical triplets? Do they occur at all?   

       By analogy with celebrity doubles, maybe there's a supplier of non-celebrity doubles. Employers could then find doubles (triples too, if you like) for top salespeople, combining top-notch peddling with multiplicity.
AndyKnott, Nov 14 2000

       This would only work if their name tags all stated them to be the same person...
imagooAJ, Nov 14 2000

       But one would look slightly paler than the other.
jutta, Nov 14 2000

       "You have saved our lives! We are eternally grateful!" ... *shudder*... just creepy, man, creepy. (that's toy story/2, btw)   

       What about conjoined multiple-birth salespeople?
absterge, Nov 15 2000

       The only famous triplets I've ever seen were the Dahm triplets. I think they were the December 1998 or 1999 Playmates of the month.   

BigThor, Nov 15 2000

       Awesome idea! Wish I'd thought of it.
rachele, Jan 20 2001

       I'm an identical triplet.
bristolz, Jan 20 2001


       See? Not only is it an amusing idea, but now you have job security. Wish I were a triplet, though the rest of the world is probably grateful I'm not.
rachele, Jan 20 2001

       In SOME circles they'd call that "integrated branding" :)
valkyroo, Aug 18 2001

       yeah -- Twinko's
miriamsong, Aug 18 2001

       If there are more multiple births on the scale of the McCaugheys (which we Iowans hear about every November), the idea might have some merit. But quadruplets, quintipulets (or septuplets, for that matter) would have their downside, such as causing confusion among the customers.
JoeBader1, Aug 19 2001

       Anyone rememeber the triplets on Charles in Charge? It's funny, because I just watched that one less than 24 hours ago.
VeXaR, Jan 31 2003

       Actually JB, if I remeber my biology correctly, identical multiple births aren't possilbe beyond 4. The egg cells start to diferentiate at that point.
RMNixon, Jan 31 2003

       <What about conjoined multiple-birth salespeople? -absterge, Nov 15 2000>   

       That would be for a stapler store.
mrthingy, Jan 31 2003

       I recall reading that Xerox got some odd responses when it opened up a "Reproduction center" in another country.
supercat, Jan 31 2003

       "...such as causing confusion among the customers." I beg to differ. Think about it: you call later to check on your order and are asked, "Who took your order?" You only have to remember one name. And with all employees named the same, they couldn't pawn off any mistakes on some other employee as they are will be equally responsible for any errors. It would create better customer service by default.
pompombala, Feb 01 2003

       Ooooooooo, A new reason for cloning...
CarlaWuzHere, Feb 02 2003

       Maybe have all the workers wear photocopied masks of the manager.
Inquire Now!, Feb 03 2003

       What a lame idea. Who needs 3 salespeoples anyways in a photocopier store?
pogoman59, Feb 03 2003

       The movie theatre I once worked at had 2 ticket boxes at the front where you bought your tickets. (yes, redundant, but some people need clarification)   

       A pair of twins applied to work there and they were always scheduled together working the boxes. The looks customers would give.. oh that was fun =)
ArmoredHeart, Feb 03 2003

       Yes. It was.
my face your, Feb 03 2003

       I was lying.
bristolz, Feb 03 2003

       I *was* wondering how you managed it, all on your own, bris.
yamahito, Feb 03 2003

       Yes, the Dahm triplets...hmmmm....i'd employ them any day of the week. or month. heck, just an hour, please! Please, I beg of you!
Eugene, Feb 03 2003

       triplet-bris: the artistic wonder, the horse-loving, caring mother and the charming, witty, technical authority.
FarmerJohn, Feb 04 2003

       No, [FarmerJohn] - that's her sister.
hippo, Feb 04 2003


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