I Don't Like Running Into People From My Past

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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

    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, 2014

    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
    Apr 28, 2011
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2016

    Ha! I often see a lot of people I knew from

    school. I just ignore them and walk straight past. During school, I was quite a silent and kind kid and a lot of people took advantage of that like it was some sort of weakness. Now that I've left, I have some backbone and confidence, so I don't have to acknowledge the...
    Sparksx196 Sparksx196
    18-21, M
    Dec 22, 2014
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    This seems to happen a lot at work.

    But today, ok just now, I ran into my first love while I was out with my brother and the kids.... Hahaha he still gets along great with my brother. I'm just glad I didn't look like a wreck, I mean who wants to run into an ex looking like a hot mess? Anyways we had a quick chat...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    Mar 11, 2016
    Kimb69 Kimb69
    26-30, F
    Jan 14, 2014

    It can be pretty awkward in my situation.

    Four years ago my life was perfectly on track for success. I was outgoing and connected, even "popular" among some circles. Then that all took a backseat when I became ill. My physical appearance and capabilities have completely changed. I keep most of this private and off of...
    starasong starasong
    26-30, F
    Nov 18, 2014

    Ok if we are talking past ex gf then I am at

    risk as 2 of them are still living in the same city as me and that one ex gf's husband now works at my job as a driver, and the other ex is happy with a child of her own and in a relationship already but my mom does still bump into her every so often but I suppose if I saw them...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 18, 2014

    I don't know how I'm going to react

    if that were to ever happen- you know running into my ex. I'm relieved in a way that that's not going to happen anytime soon because he lives in a different part of the world now, a different continent altogether! But I often would wonder how I'd feel seeing him again...now with...
    ira01 ira01
    31-35, F
    Nov 18, 2014

    No no no i crash at the spot

    and start crying and it takes forever to recover :(
    anasteel2 anasteel2
    46-50, F
    Nov 17, 2014

    It's the worst possible feeling

    when you think they don't have that hold over you anymore and then you seem them.. Everything comes crashing back to the present and its as if nothing ever changed.
    bluesgem bluesgem
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    Jun 11, 2014

    Luckily I'm on pretty amicable terms with

    people from my past, at least 98.9% of them including all my ex's. (I say 98.9% because I don't remember all of them). How is this possible you may ask? Well, I believe what's gone is gone and if God wanted you to be with that person for life it would have happened. Every...
    Roz2014 Roz2014
    46-50, F
    Nov 19, 2014

    I met my promdate again

    after a few months of finishing my junior year. He was kicked out so I only saw him very rarely. He called out to me and pointed how I was wearing a pink dress in contrast to the black one I wore on prom. I couldn't contain my cringe. He was a douche during prom. He was more...
    hearthope hearthope
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016

    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
    18-21, M
    Nov 18, 2013

    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

    I think it's better to not go there

    and ruin ones own inner peace as well as others. Just live your life your way!
    Tawheed1994 Tawheed1994
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    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

    They tell me what they've been up to.

    .usually work, schook, travel etc and when they ask me what I've been up to, I just sigh, look at my daughter and say "taking care of her". and then i get the "oh......" as if not ever wanting to be a parent and putting a pause on all of my goals and business doesn't depress me...
    cokimsta cokimsta
    22-25, F
    Nov 18, 2014

    I hate to run into old classmates,

    lovers, teachers, professors from my past. However, there are a few professional friends and lovers I still stay in touch with. We rarely talk about the pass, but talk more about what is happening in our lives now. It is even rarer for us to meet up again. We all have moved on...
    Shelia4all Shelia4all
    46-50, F
    Jan 11, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 1, 2011

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2011

    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
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2009

    some of my old ex women I don't like running

    into they as lost it in the head
    marvel901jones marvel901jones
    41-45, M
    Nov 19, 2014

    I ran into a ex today -.

    - it was kinda awkward and saddening. Awkward because she cheated and quickly realized she messed up because i actually am a good guy and begged me back. *cough* said hell no. And saddening because of how she turned out since. That was about 7 years ago. Ran into her today and...
    Time4kush Time4kush
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    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
    56-60, F
    Jan 26, 2012

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Jul 25, 2011

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2014

    Not everyone, of course!

    But I can think of a few lol
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2014
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce
    22-25, F
    Dec 21, 2014

    I just feel really awkward

    when it happens. I've ran into a few people & it's been an alright experience I've said hi or hey, throw a smile...if it's an old high school friend shake their hand & say good to see you, but won't get much into detail about things. It just is what it is, I'm busy...they're...
    Isayis23 Isayis23
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 19, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jul 1, 2011

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

    past thats why they are my past..
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me
    46-50, F
    Jul 27, 2014

    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

    Sometimes I don't have a reason.

    Sometimes I do. I think a huge part of it was that I wasn't a great person awhile ago. In high school and up until my sobriety, I wasn't the best person. I was either doing bad things to people or just making a complete @ss out of myself. People tend to live off the past for a...
    silencedfears silencedfears
    Jan 23, 2015

    It's sad how you can walk past somebody

    who at one time meant the world to you.
    JMC92 JMC92
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2014


    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
    Feb 26, 2011

    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
    18-21, M
    Jul 27, 2014

    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

    Just the other day I ran into a girl from my

    past that suddenly disappeared out of my life. Just stopped answering my calls with no explanation. She had a few kids with her and I had my daughter. It was like time just stopped for a moment. To see her back then and jump to now obviously both of our lives had changed. We...
    cms8787 cms8787
    Dec 29, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2011
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