Dining Duo

Dining Duo

Two identical twin brothers who work for Dining Services are causing a web of confusion.Harry Webb, 51, has served as the supervisor for the grocery store section of Frog Bytes since January 2004. His duties include restocking the shelves and working the cash register. His brother, Larry Webb, 51, joined him three months later in a similar position at Pond St. Grill.

The brothers said they always try to work at the same places.

“We like to work together as a family and as a team, being that we’re twins,” Larry Webb said.

Both men said they enjoy their jobs at TCU because their people-friendly personalities are well-appreciated.

“We enjoy people and try to keep everybody in an upbeat-type mood,” Harry Webb said.

Hai Yen Nguyen, a junior accounting and electronic business major and former dining services employee, said the twins are fun to talk to during free time.

“If I have time, I will stop to talk to them,” Nguyen said. “They are friendly, they are nice and they work hard.”

Although Larry Webb works from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pond St. Grill and Harry Webb works from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Frog Bytes, Harry Webb said his identity is often mistaken.

“A lot of (students) don’t (know we are twins) because they come over here and think I’m Larry and say, ‘What are you doing over here? I just saw you over there,'” Harry Webb said.

Larry Webb said he thinks most students put together the pieces after one double-take.

“There are quite a few that do know (about us),” Larry Webb said. “At first, a lot of people come to Pond St. and then come over here (and see Harry) and go, ‘I didn’t know you had a twin,’ but they eventually find out.”

Sophomore business major Matt Chatman said he was surprised to find out another Webb was walking the campus.

“I didn’t know that,” Chatman said. “That’s cool.”

Telling the two apart is simple in Harry Webb’s mind, though it causes the occasional misidentification.

“I’m cuter than him,” Harry Webb said jokingly.

Coworkers say the Webb brothers make their time at work enjoyable.

“(Harry) is always so happy and has a smile on his face,” said Don Lamb, a supervisor at Frog Bytes.

Trey Green, a fellow stocker at Pond St., said while the brothers are both pleasant to be around, they tend to act differently in a work environment.

“Larry is more laid-back than Harry, and Harry is more serious than Larry,” Green said.

Away from work, Larry Webb said he values the time he spends with his family.

“We enjoy hanging out, mostly barbecuing and stuff like that over the weekends,” Larry Webb said. “We live very close to each other, so our families can interact over the weekend.”

There is one characteristic other than his goatee and glasses that distinguishes the two brothers.

“I like to play chess, and I don’t think he likes chess at all,” Harry Webb said. “He’s more of a dominos guy.