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I Don't Like Running Into People From My Past

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    Negative Outcome

    In my experience it has proven to not be a positive outcome. Who I believed them to be is not who they are.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28, 2011

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    Running Into People From Past Triggers Memories Better Forgotten

    I tend to repress negative experiences and when you run into someone that drudges it all up over again it makes you feel anxious, don't you think? 
    blueriddle8 blueriddle8 26-30 1 Response Jul 30, 2009

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    Tonight I ran into an ex I thought I was over

    but seeing them brought all the feelings back, I now can't stop thinking about them.
    JMC92 JMC92 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    The Past Is The Past For Good Reasons

    The past should remain the past, I was a different person then and meeting people from that past, well they expect me to still be me when they are most likely not still them. It just doesn't seem fair, I'm now me not old me If that makes any sense. :)
    7DarkTruth14 7DarkTruth14 16-17, M Nov 18, 2013

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    Bad People

    Bad people,Avoid them,When I can,Some people,From my past,So negative,They make me sick.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2012

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    Yea I don't really like it

    because it's awkward and you really don't know what to say to the person you use to **** with in the past and the person might have change
    blackpower15 blackpower15 16-17, M Jul 27

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    The Bully

    I was at Wal-mart the other day when I passed a guy in the aisle who I went to school with. He was the biggest bully from elementary school all the way to high school. When I saw him I froze. It was like I was right back in high school again, terrified of the big bad bully. I...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2011

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    Makes Me Uncomfortable

    I mean school and college friends, and people back home in general. Getting asked about my current life makes me uncomfortable: Are you finishing soon? When do you graduate? What's taking you so long? What will you do next? You've been with your boyfriend for so long, are you...
    Elaria Elaria 26-30, F Dec 18, 2012

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    I Can Not Stand It

    I despise, from the seventh circle of hell, running into people from my past. I'm so different, people grow and change and I feel like I always bump into the ones that will always stay the same, and I'm sick of the lame jokes and the old teases and and oh you look so much better...
    pandemoniac pandemoniac 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2009

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    Bridge Burner

    The past is past, and if I wanted to keep in touch with people from my past I would have done so. Those I do choose to keep in contact with I do so by my choice and I don't like running to people better left forgotten only to have bad memories dredged up into my...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M Jul 31, 2009

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    My Best Friend From High School

    Being the way I am I have never mananged to keep more than one or two people in my 'circle' of friends. At high school I had one really close friend who was virtually the only person I spoke to or had any real contact without outside of school. When I look back on it others did...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 24, 2011

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    One More Nice Try

    And you know you should be GLAD!! We were on our way back home. After moving away 10 years ago, i'm back in town again awaiting my little sister to give birth to her 5th child. I pull into the gas station stating that I need gas when actually I just want a moment of peace from...
    whykeeper whykeeper 36-40, F Nov 1, 2011

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    Especially Certain People....

    I used to have a best friend at primary school and I never really liked her mother. When my family moved house, she seemed to get really jealous. Looking back, I can also see that she was an extremely competitive woman in a social and personal sense. My mother runs into her a lot...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Sep 18, 2011

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    My Accident

    Ever since my car accidentI do like running into people from my pastbecause I hate to tell them I don't remember youIt is the most embarrassing thingI know I should not be embarrassed but I amThese are all people I should know after all I did go to school with themor worked with...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    It sounds so damn cliche,

    but meeting my old friends and acquaintances really drowns my mind back into heavy depression. They all say you will do horrible things for experimentation while you're young and that it's best to experience these sorts of things when you're young and (stupid)? Whatever the case...
    Imaginarionify Imaginarionify 22-25, F Jun 11

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    Diamonds Must Come From A Friend

    Rosetta almost never wore jewelery though I knew she loved art of all kinds. I had to wonder why some jewelers work never caught her eye.With her massive flower garden in the summer and her winter's nights spent crafting  flowers from bits of ribbons for floppy garden hats I...
    holywren holywren 51-55 Jan 26, 2012

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    Labeled For Life

    "There's a reason people from your past didn't make it to your future." That quote is so true.  I live in a fairly tight-knit city, so it's hard not to see people from the past.  It's very boring here, so people have plenty of time to label others...
    abercrombiegirl abercrombiegirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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    Kind Of? Well This Is Interesting.

    One year ago, I would have said "hell yes! That would be a nightmare" but now that I'm a bit more at ease with myself, it doesn't bother me too much. Someone I used to know a long, long time ago and who I haven't spoken to since secondary school just sent me a message on...
    ForestSong ForestSong 18-21, F Dec 22, 2011

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    Unexpected...

    I met the guy I used to have a humongous crush on at the mall a while ago.If you read my very first story, no not Jimmy, but Joey, then you'll know who I'm talking about.Anyway, I was on a double date with my sister and her boyfriend, Spencer, and my 'so-called date', Josh, who...
    takethispain takethispain 22-25, F Jul 1, 2011

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    Because I Left Them

    I really don't like running into people from my past especially my high school friends. I was a very shy boy during high school; I don't talk to people much and I was kinda like anti-social, but I'm not anti-social because I still hang out with people. I just don't like hanging...
    neo7773 neo7773 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 8, 2009

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    I hate seeing people from the past.

    Because they have improved there lives. They seem to have a great job, married, good house. I have nothing that even comes close. I know I am what you would call a loser. I get it and I really can't disagree with that assessment.
    muppetmaster muppetmaster 41-45, M Dec 28, 2013

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    Hello And Good Bye

    Bumping into old friends, relatives or even colleagues can be a pain at times.  Not only do I need to answer some questions that I dislike answering..  Some I have to explain what took place while we werent in contact.. and bla bla bla.I dislike asking...
    Eternal Eternal 31-35, F Jan 31, 2010

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    Only People I Have Had Issues With

    Like certain ex boyfriends, frenemies, old enemies, whether they be teenage enemies or childhood enemies... If it's people I got along with and lost in touch with or anything like that, I like running into them again. Or even people who I wasn't friends with, but was acquainted...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F Jul 25, 2011

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    Social Anxiety

    Having Social Anxiety causes me not to like running into anyone that I know of, period. I unintentionally do all that I can to avoid social situations and prevent myself from being seen by others that may know me. And as far as running into people who are from my past in...
    Princess1211 Princess1211 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    Past People

    If I would have done something to them, I wouldn't want seeing them and I would try avoiding them. If I haven't done anything, then if I run into them, this is what it is.  We have a choice saying hi to one another just as much as we have a choice not doing so.It doesn't bother...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 12, 2011

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    It's sad how you can walk past somebody

    who at one time meant the world to you.
    JMC92 JMC92 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    Just Rather Leave Those Memories Alone

    I have made peace with my past HOWEVER, that doesn't mean I particularly want the uncomfortable experience of running into people from my past on a regular basis. I was never the most popular kid in school and why I'm not 'forgettable', I privately do wish that those from my past...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 10, 2009

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    Fess Up

    Who told my past that it was welcome to find me? Come on, confess!!! I told you people that I didn't want to run into people from my past. That includes the clinc and EMS. I am proud to say that I have made peace with my past and we both agreed to go our separate ways so what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    I met this guy in my first year of college

    and we got really close, we sort of admitted our feelings to each other but nothing ever happened. Now we don't talk to each other anymore, we're not even friends, but guess what... We're flatmates. Yeay
    emmacla emmacla 22-25, F Jul 27

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    I Don't Want To Know People From My Past

    my dad always used to say äs you climb the ladder of success may you never meet a friend on the way down" that is so true... I did not know it at the time but joyce poorter obviously did know me from 1978 and was out to take me down just like all my relatives and my godparents...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2012

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    I hate running into people of my past

    because they remind of who I used to be or maybe don't want to be anymore. They remind of how much different i am now compared to when I knew them. They can also remind me of things that I don't want to think about.
    worldisupsidedown worldisupsidedown 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Sometimes..

    Sometimes it can be awkward, painful, or nerve wracking... Depends on how it ended with them. However, at my mom's wake.. an old friend came who I resent to offer her condolences.. blahblahblah. And I felt TRIUMPHANT! That bit(h put me through so much grief last summer and...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2009

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    I Hate This

    It's awkward, at best. Especially if I don't remember the person. And they know all this stuff about me. "Are you and Gerald Bob still together? Did you know Lisa and Frank are getting married? How's your dog? Are you still going to school? Are you...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Why I Stay In

    This is the exact reason why I have become reclusive.I moved to a town that is very close to my hometown, and occasionally I run into people from my past who I do NOT wish to see. It's not that they are bad people. It's just that I'm such a completely different person from the...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2011

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    Agoraphobia

    So, go out, stoned, wander up to the shop, bump into someone from 10 years back, tongue-tied potential stuttering, dry-mouth panic trying to talk and get things through the self-service check in.  Fluster out of there, walk a bit more, go to pub, bump into work colleagues - my...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Feb 26, 2011

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    Awkward

    Its always awkward. Especially if they were mean to u in the past that always makes me mad. They will be extremely nice when they made ur life hell before. Your smile wont make me forgive you. Or when you say hi to someone that you know and they will act like they dont know you...
    angeliceyes11 angeliceyes11 18-21, F May 15, 2011

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    Kimb69 Kimb69 22-25, F Jan 14

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    Stained Past

    I left my hometown when I was 20 and have only moved back twice and each time I have felt miserable for doing so and as such I now live away from there.Growing up in my hometown was not very pleasant as I was bullied and provoked into fights as a young person and when I reached...
    WstdYrs67 WstdYrs67 46-50, M Sep 16, 2012

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    Oh how i hate that i dnt wana know any1 from my

    past thats why they are my past..
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F Jul 27

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    Most People.

    It's really uncomfortable and awkward for me... A lot of the people from my past are people that I really dislike or hurt me. It's always nice to run into someone who you just lost contact with though. (:
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2011

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    Tell Me About It

    I am a very different person than I was back then. When I run into people from my past they expect to see past me, and they find I am not. It gets awkward. This person knew me when I was down and out. They know embarrassing secrets...things I just don't want to think about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 1, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I really feel that ppl come here because they have their own problems. .they want to share their feelings with others. .or try to forget their pain for some items. ..sometimes they...
    Smunai Smunai 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    It's because I believe in forgiveness. But if things get out of hand, and you continually harass or perv on me, I will block you. But that will take something serious for me to...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I really don't. Especially if we used to be in good terms in the past. That's why I try my best not to argue or be rude to people so that I can always have good memories with each...
    iAteYourCrayon iAteYourCrayon 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I think it's childish and often collusive "My fren blocked you so im blocking you too 'cos my fren says im not her fren if i don't do what she does and she's my fren so i...
    mickyisback mickyisback 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    It's sooo creepy but I don't know why and why do people do that? haha I can't eat while people do that... Just Stop!!!! lol.
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate it when people stab you in the back and when you do the same they be like ' how could you do that and s**t ' and act like they never did it . Like c'mon be real and honest...
    annagab16 annagab16 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I like to think of them as template answers, Some of my least favourite types of template responses are from the Kiss-*** template, the Sook template and the pointless flirting...
    xCoinx xCoinx 22-25, M Sep 6

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    I've worked in a shop for nearly 3 years and people could be so rude for like no reason. And the worst is, that no matter how nice you treat them, they're just gonna go on like the...
    spash spash 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I don't like it when people treat me one way when I'm alone with them, than if we were around others or in public. I'm the same person no matter what. Are they ashamed of me...
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F Sep 5

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    People constantly need to be told why I don't like my birthday. Why's the reason such a big deal why dont people agree to just not celebrate it. They act like I'm depriving them...
    lex2414 lex2414 16-17, M Aug 20

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    I just really really don't like other people (aside from my mother and sister); being around anyone at any time, talking to anybody, anything like that... I hate going outside...
    TriforceTapioca TriforceTapioca 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6