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    so, inspired by tom's parisian tale, where's the weirdest place you've run into someone you know? or perhaps what's the weirdest situation you ran into someone you know?
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    Its usually at airports or shows. Yeah my stories about running into people are not that great.

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    i went to canada when i was ~10, and ran into my totally aweswome spanish teacher with whom i had been taking private lessons with since kindergarten at butchart gardens.

    also i went to new orleans in 10th grade and ran into this kid from school (year below me but we went to the same elementary and high schools) twice in the same day. turns out he was shooting a movie for lifetime in which he played an autistic kid and i guess in his time off he was doing the tourist thing.
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    I met Leif Garrett at an airport once. Dude's nuts.

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    Last year when at UCLA waiting to meet up with a friend for lunch, I saw a former, highly toxic, friend from the previous summer, and I freaked out and left. Not that unusual, I know, but it sucked.

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    i run into my HS english teacher at the gym all the time....
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    OH! My elementary school principal was in Barnes & Noble looking at sex books.

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    yeah, shows and bars are usually where i run into people. i've lived here pretty much all my life, so it's common. there was a run in at disneyland once. also i've run into people snowboarding. there's also this one guy that i run into ALL THE TIME since we had a class together at asu in like 99. only anytime we try to write down our contact information, something goes wrong. it's odd.

    the weirdest one would probably be back in february of 2000 waiting to get into this rave called remedy at the tucson greyhound park. there was a giant crowd just kinda standing around outside. i was with my friend matt and some of his friends. well, this girl is kinda staring at me. i knew i recognized her, but i couldn't quite remember who she was. so finally i asked "i know this is kind of random, but where did you go to high school?"

    in a bitchy voice, she immediately snaps "you're ivy, right?" and i remembered, she was this girl that went to the same boarding school in california as me in like 96/97. she wanted to fight me, but only because her bigger and scarier friend wanted to fight me.

    i don't know if any of you remember my story of the girl making herself throw up with her crucifix, but they wanted to fight me for telling her to shut up one night while she was making herself very loudly throw up (after weeks and weeks of trying every other option to get her help).

    i just thought it was hilarious. everytime i saw her after that she apologized profusely.

    definitely not as cool as tom's story though. i want more stories like that
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    Saw my high school principal at a wedding expo...he's a DJ now.

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    ...hmm yesterday i saw two of my high school classmates. one at Ralphs while i was buying fabric softener (she was in front of the line..i was at the back)
    the other one a few minutes later at the laundromat. i avoided them...i didnt want to start any converstions about what weve been doing for the past 7 years since we've graduated. didnt have the time for it.

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    So, I am with my girlfriend (at the time) in Chicago on vacation. We go to a restaurant, and wait to be seated. Over walks the hostess to seat us, and...
    it is a girl that I had a one night (ok, it was a three night, but one total encounter) stand with in California about 3 years prior. I had heard through some mutual friends that she had moved to Chicago for school, but damn...what are the odds?? Chicago has a million places to go, and I pick the one where the girl that I had the best sex of my life works. We both were taken by suprise, and we didn't hide it very well.

    We tried to play it cool as we walked to the table, but it didn't work. When we were seated, and she left, my GF turns to me, and asks, "Do you know her?"
    I tried to play it off saying that we went to school in Az, but my GF was not buying it. So, she looks me right in the eye, and says, "You had sex with her."
    What proceeded was one of the worst dinners of my life. I found out how jealous my GF was of everyone in my life prior to meeting her. Vacation was ruined, the plane ride home was pure Hell, and we broke up days later.

    And, yes I did get in touch with the Chicago girl after...

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    that was a good story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downingthief View Post
    And, yes I did get in touch with the Chicago girl after...
    way to play it like a pro!
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    the principal for my freshman/sophmore class came into the headshop i worked at...
    looking to purchase:big brother skateboarding magazine back issues. travis bean tb1000s electric guitars.

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    Met Captain Lou Albano while sitting in traffic on I-4 in Orlando

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    way to play it like a pro!
    Ha! Thanks...that encounter definitely helped, in more ways than one. Got rid of the GF, who turned out to be really psycho. And, got to go to Chicago more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downingthief View Post
    Ha! Thanks...that encounter definitely helped, in more ways than one. Got rid of the GF, who turned out to be really psycho. And, got to go to Chicago more often.
    Well, in a perfect world, you should've played the connection off as being nothing, gotten your girlfriend sloppy drunk and arranged to have drinks with the Chicago girl after her shift ended (at another bar, obviously), then the three of you get cozy and with any luck end up in a sweaty heap across your hotel bed. But, considering that happens .001% of the time, you did the right thing.
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    ours are usually concerts .. i posted this before, but one game we play is, lets go to a show, and see if we see someone we know, or does someone see us that knows us .. and i would have to say, the later prevails but both seem to happen more often then not .... an example was coachella 05 when some dude comes up to us and says, hey i know you wont remember me, but i sat next to you at red rocks for a show .. and i even saw him again on sunday so i reconized him ... it was double points lol ... i graduated from a school in japan, so there are no peeps from my school here, but there are people all over the world, so thats kinda cool .. cr****

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    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    ours are usually concerts .. i posted this before, but one game we play is, lets go to a show, and see if we see someone we know, or does someone see us that knows us .. and i would have to say, the later prevails but both seem to happen more often then not .... an example was coachella 05 when some dude comes up to us and says, hey i know you wont remember me, but i sat next to you at red rocks for a show .. and i even saw him again on sunday so i reconized him ... it was double points lol ... i graduated from a school in japan, so there are no peeps from my school here, but there are people all over the world, so thats kinda cool .. cr****
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    you rock. if i ever wanted to find you i would just look for that beam of awesomeness coming from the crowd.

    wow ... tnx for sure .... i am humbled lol .. cr****

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    i work for the state of utah - department of workforce services (more like the welfare unemployment department for lazy fucks).. this guy comes in around the age of 57, no children, no wife and doesn't have a dime to his name. He has just been laid off from his job as a produce clerk because of a back injury.. Workman's comp has denied his claim and he is applying for financial assistance through the state.
    About 45 minutes into our appointment, he tells me that my last name sounds very familiar and if I have anyone related to me by the name of Rick blah blah .. I tell him that Rick blah blah is my father and ask him how he knows of him?
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    In 1998 he was convicted of security's fraud and served time in prison. He basically lost everything to the IRS, legal fines, lost his trading license etc...
    He knew the company that my father had been VP/Treasurer of, so I believed him on the spot.
    When I told my father of my encounter with his old investment banker, he couldn't believe it.. He spoke very highly of him and said that he was an honest man back when they conducted business.
    He offered me money to take him out to eat during our next appt. but I declined because of confidentiality reasons.
    After meeting with this guy for a while and trying to help him get back on his feet, with a better paying job, we lost touch. Last I heard, he is back at his old job as a produce clerk. Life is strange.
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    In college I worked at a video store that happened to have a very large back room of "mature" movies. One of my duties was to call people that had overdue movies. One day I'm looking over my list of people I need to harass, and who should be on there but one of my music professors. The movies he had out that were 2 weeks overdue? "Cum Hungry Co-Eds" and "Sorority Sluts". I decided that day to leave the overdue list for the evening shift to do.
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    I ran into my cousin when we were both applying to temp agency two days ago. We had no idea each other was applying or anything. It was really weird.

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    I was chatting to the singer from Fields in the toilet queue at the Filter party.

    About 2 weeks after Coachella, i served him in my shop. (I did not tell him where i work - he may be stalking me)
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    I was in Catalina going on a fishing tour and I saw this guy from my high school that I always hated.

    In Hawaii, I was on a whale watching tour and the person who sat next to us was my roommate's best friend at UCLA, which was kinda weird, since I hadn't seen her in nearly 2 years.

    In New York City, my parents and I were on the subway and we ran into one of my dad's co-workers. Neither had told the other they were coming to New York, and we randomly ran into the guy at 11 o'clock at night heading back to New Jersey. We were staying at the same hotel.

    Pretty much whenever I travel we see somebody we know. It's creepy.
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    I was driving west on oxnard st. and this A-HOLE made a left turn in front of me (I had a green light). I slammed my breaks but still slammed into their passenger side door. My boyfriend at the time was screaming at the driver of the other car after we all got out. turned out me and the passenger knew eachother and just chatted while the boys yelled at eachother.
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    first time we ever went to the XXX store (we were about 16) we had to dive behind an aisle when my best friend's dad walked in...

    i'm not sure who would have been more embarrassed
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    I saw Zack de la Rocha at 7-11 by where I go to college.

    I also saw this Greg at a house in Palm Desert before Coachella. It was weird.

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    Don't mean to take you places you don't want to go, but . . .

    I rushed to my OB/GYN fully aware that I was in the midst of a miscarriage. I ran into a friend from high school whom I haven't seen in years. She was 6 months pregnant and just soooo happy to see me.

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