Quantcast

Do I know you?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Echo, Feb 1, 2008.

Tags:
  1. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 1
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2002
    Messages:
    11,818
    Location:
    Slacking at work
    So I'm making some ramen for lunch today, and some random dude walks up and is like "Hey man, how have you been?". Totally looking at me like we're best friends or something. I have NEVER seen the guy before, at least not that I can remember. All I could think to do was play along like I recognized him. He continued the conversation for like 5 minutes.

    I really hope he mistook me for someone else, because it would suck if my brain has deteriorated so much that I don't recognize my friends anymore :(
     
    #1 -   Feb 1, 2008

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    6,417
    when i was out at jackson hole over break i got a call from a vermont # that i didn't recognize, the conversation went something like this:
    "hello?"
    "yo mike it's charlie"(i had been hanging out with a kid named charlie on this trip and he was from vt as well)
    "oh, hey what's up man?"
    "are you at your house?"
    "uh, yeah i'm at my condo"
    "uhhh, ok. would it be cool if haley and i swung by?"
    "who's haley?"
    "you know, haley."
    "uhhhh i think you have the wrong number"
    "****, you're right"

    it was a pretty funny situation, but fairly awkward at the time. i'm pretty sure i know who actually called me though.
     
    #2 -   Feb 1, 2008
  3. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    That's why I don't have any friends.
     
    #3 -   Feb 1, 2008
  4. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Messages:
    5,101
    Location:
    Sand, CA
    nice, now take a step further. and go steal his gf or something. so he breaks up with you
     
    #4 -   Feb 1, 2008
  5. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    3,919
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Look at the bright side. You can hide your own easter eggs now. :p
     
    #5 -   Feb 1, 2008
  6. Cru Jones

    Cru Jones Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    3,032
    Location:
    Hell Track
    :rimshot: :clapping:
     
    #6 -   Feb 1, 2008
  7. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride
    that happens to me a lot, especially at bike related events.
     
    #7 -   Feb 1, 2008
  8. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,896
    Location:
    SoMD
    I had this happen not too long ago. Some guy walks up to me and starts off with the Hey, Chuck, how's it going...blah balh. Swear I had never seen this guy before. Asked a coworker who it was and they laughed and said it was a guy I had been stationed with almost 10 years ago. Getting old sucks...
     
    #8 -   Feb 1, 2008
  9. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2001
    Messages:
    7,596
    Location:
    Shut up and ride...
    I believe that would be check AND mate! :clapping:
     
    #9 -   Feb 1, 2008
  10. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    agreed! :D
     
  11. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 1
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2002
    Messages:
    11,818
    Location:
    Slacking at work
    Opie wins the most annoying forum shenanigans award for the day :D
     
  12. johnbryanpeters

    Rep/Likes:
    244 / 2,676
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2001
    Messages:
    24,897
    Location:
    Making moss sad in New Haven, Vermont
    Also.
     
  13. cadmus

    cadmus Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    May 24, 2006
    Messages:
    755
    Location:
    PNW
    They say the best thing about Alzheimers is that you make new friends everyday.
     
  14. Westy

    Westy the teste

    Rep/Likes:
    443 / 2,834
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    36,153
    Location:
    Sleazattle


    Fixed.
    :pirate2:
     
  15. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride
     
  16. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 5
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    8,894
    Location:
    Deep in the heart of TEXAS
    Nope. That's not why you don't have any friends. :D
     
  17. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver

    mutha fvcka, do not cross that underline!
     
  18. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 4
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    13,983

    Welcome to my life for the last 20 years.
     
  19. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 5
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    8,894
    Location:
    Deep in the heart of TEXAS
    Dude. Trust me, it's not because he's in a band. Keyboard players never get that kind of attention. :busted:
     
  20. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 5
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    8,894
    Location:
    Deep in the heart of TEXAS
    I didn't think it had anything to do with the underline. :lighten:
     
  21. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 4
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    13,983
    I know.

    :D
     
  22. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 12
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2001
    Messages:
    31,214
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    No, that's why you have no life:disgust1::busted::twitch:;)
     
  23. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

    Rep/Likes:
    316 / 1,938
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    14,081
    Location:
    I have no idea where I am
    I've got the best excuse for not being able to remember some people.

    I just say," I'm sorry my memory is not as good as it used to be. I had to quit racing Down Hill a few years ago because of too many concussions."

    What can they say to that. If they say anything they'll just come off as dick.
     
  24. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 1
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2002
    Messages:
    11,818
    Location:
    Slacking at work
    No, when that happens with musicians, I'm the guy nobody remembers :(
     
  25. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2001
    Messages:
    7,596
    Location:
    Shut up and ride...
    Now thats sad...when the drummer THINKS he's better than the keyboard player...

    :p

    :rofl:

    Aren't you just hanging around anyway? ;)
     
  26. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

    Rep/Likes:
    1 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    15,195
    Location:
    ¡Phoenix!
    :think:



    I was back in my home city the last time about 7 years ago and a big group of my ad agency cronies were out drinking. I start chattin' with a random blonde:

    sb: "So who do you work with here?"

    rb: "You don't remember me?"

    sb: "Mmmm, no."

    rb: "We went out twice!"

    sb: "How'd that go?"

    My younger brother was there too and heard the whole conversation and high fived me which cemented me as a hero for him.
     
  27. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    so very awesome.

    I'd rep+ ya if I could.
     
  28. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 5
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    8,894
    Location:
    Deep in the heart of TEXAS
    Covered it.
     
  29. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    Thanks Forest B!
     
  30. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2003
    Messages:
    1,560
    Location:
    Duh, Austin
    Yeah, I had that happen to me. Except I was the idiot that forgot to turn my phone off and I was in hong kong. And it was 3AM. She thought it was funny, I didn't.
     
  31. fluff

    fluff Monkey Turbo

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2001
    Messages:
    5,672
    Location:
    Feeling the lag
    The first time it happened to me was when I was 20 and a guy I'd shared a class with a couple of years earlier started working in the same office. I thought he fancied me, or something, cos he just kept smiling at me and saying "Hi" a lot when I walked by. Eventually he twigged that I had no idea who he was.

    Twenty years on, it happens on a regular basis. I don't even worry about it anymore; people don't seem to get too offended.
     
  32. Lady Gravity

    Lady Gravity Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Messages:
    88
    Location:
    Mtnbike Mecca
    LOL that's hilarious, it would have been worse if you'd slept with her.

    as for not recognizing people...happens to me all the time, and has since my 20s. i've probably pissed off a large number of people over the years, mainly other women. now i try and make a conscious effort to remember people but sometimes if you're in a large group and meet a number of people at the same time it's kinda difficult.

    i also hate crowds, and tend to kind of blank people out.
     
  33. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

    Rep/Likes:
    81 / 803
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    10,444
    Location:
    Seattle
    I remember faces well, but can't recall names to save my life. I work in a bike shop, and it's kind of embarassing when I have to ask a customer who comes to the shop regularly for their name, so I can write somthing on the reciept. If they pay check or plastic it's OK, because I can just read it off, but if they pay cash, I'm screwed.
     
  34. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

    Rep/Likes:
    1 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    15,195
    Location:
    ¡Phoenix!
    Oh, I hit it on the second date, but her ex was a stalker, so I bailed.

    She looked so different, and I was thinking more about old stories with my buddies, than some random chick that night.