I Had a Stranger Tell Me Something Unusual

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    Last week (it was late sunday evenening) I was

    sitting in the bus stop. A man approached me. He looked like a kind of person I would usually avoid meeting late at night :D Good thing there were like six other people around. So, he looked at me, sat down and started quizzing.. "what's the capital city of... now of ... good...
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    1 Response Nov 13, 2014

    I find that this happens a lot to me.

    I've been in a group of people, and a stranger would come straight to me to tell me their life story. Then I would find myself feeling empathetic and giving them advice! Afterward I feel uplifted. I've also had random times that people come up to me to tell me something about...
    alexncohen alexncohen
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2014


    Apparently my bottom is too big for my age. I wasn't told this by a stranger at the time, but they're a stranger to me now. Thank god. If you're wondering, four years on, I have grown into my bottom now hahaha.
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2012

    Like is it me or is it the strangers

    because I'm like a magnet to them. Especially when I go out of my city it's like I have something writing on my forehand that says please random people say something weird to me. And it's not like I don't like talking to new people it's just that the people that do come up...
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    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    My wife and I at the time were dating,

    we went on a Saturday to Venice Beach. After the day of walking down the path, lunch and bars, we started to heading back to my car. This lady walks up to us and said, "I can see you two having a baby" Nd walks away. Two years later, we ended up having one.
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya
    31-35, M
    Nov 11, 2014

    The Marshall Protocol

    I walked into a home decor store beside a man the other night.  He began by making small talk about how busy the store was and then randomly asked me if I had or knew of anyone with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.  He then began to tell me about his...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2008

    This is my first and definatly not last

    confession. Today is nov. 1st and last night on Halloween, i was trick or treating with some friends. It was around 10 and we were like the only people out there. Any way my friend lives in a town house area and last night we went further than we ever had before and we kmocked...
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    Nov 1, 2015


    It was hard to choose just one experience to share for this--I ride public transportation to school & I work in customer service, so I've had a lot of strangers tell me something unusual. I'll go with the one about the old man and his daughter. I was riding home on the train...
    MsContrary MsContrary
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2010

    I never heard this before.

    I was at a party the other night and was talking to this guy who was in his 40's. He was pretty cool..We had a lot in common. He told me that I was such a beautiful, special young lady. That I wad charming and very smart. He said I had an amazing spirit. No one has ever been...
    VirgoBeauty VirgoBeauty
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    Before The Internet, Things Were More Interesting In Daily Life

    Back when I first went to my local community college I had a pretty interesting request. It was in a city in NJ, in the early 90's. No internet (not to the general public, anyway), no cell phones, etc. I was standing out on the street awaiting my ride when I was approached by a...
    flybutterflyD flybutterflyD
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2013

    It always happens in the subway.

    .. last time I remember an old lady came to me and said 'I really like the way you walk, such a nice straight back. That's rare!' Although it wasn't even true, I thanked her and she left. People like her make using the tube more exiting.
    Vakuum Vakuum
    13-15, T
    Nov 1, 2015

    I Saw You In My Dreams

    I was in the bathroom, and this girl I didn't know told me she saw me in her dreams.I didn't know whether to laugh or be freaked out. scary
    iwanttobeafashionesigner iwanttobeafashionesigner
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2013

    Once I had a stranger tell me she was

    so happy I was pregnant at the mall (I just lost 35lbs, no tummy to speak of, and I've never been preggers). Wth?
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2014

    Before we officially met,

    my boyfriend's older sister walked up and told me she liked my boobs..
    girlwiththesharpietattoo girlwiththesharpietattoo
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 6, 2014

    Story time! :D I was waiting at the bus stop

    and some random guy comes up to me and he doesn't have a shirt or shoes! So he's telling me about his high school life haha then tells me im a good listener and tells me he can get me whatever i need at a cheap price X) funny it came from a man who didn't have a shirt or shoes...
    Batsandstars Batsandstars
    18-21, F
    Jan 26, 2014

    Man On The Street

    I was at a food vendor on the street. I was waiting in line to buy an empanada (oh gosh I love them) and I heard a man right behind me who was walking by say "I got that pepper spray...pepper spray." So then I turn around with the most confused look like (O.o) and then this man...
    BellaMalone BellaMalone
    Jan 14, 2013

    A strange man that appeared to be maybe 60

    something, told me that my legs should be by his face. I never went back to that store ever in my life.
    euphorian euphorian
    18-21, F
    Oct 21, 2014

    You're Beautiful

    One time I was in Nordstrom Rack, standing in the checkout line.  I was just beginning to load everything onto the checkout counter.  I had noticed a cute guy in a really nice suit in the next line over, but was ignoring him.  Anyway, as I was putting...
    Avice Avice
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2007

    One Example

    a lady stopped me on the street to tell me that Jesus told her to give me $200, but that i had to come to her house that night alone to get it. .................................................................
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    15 Responses Jan 11, 2008

    Wherever I go someone seems to think they know

    me. I've had strangers come up and hug me like an old friend or fam and just start carrying on with conversation. But the most bugged out part of it is that most times when I correct them on they're mistake. They flat out refuse to believe me! It's always, "Wow, you look like...
    KingOfOral603 KingOfOral603
    36-40, M
    Sep 2, 2015

    At about 2:15 today when I was just about sit

    down in our car with my mother a random dude (student) , probably a junior ,pointed to me whilst walking and said"Hey! Remember that I like white people!" I didn't even know the dude! He caught completely me off guard with that. I was just left there with the most weird look.
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    1 Response Oct 22, 2014

    On Mothers Day

     last year i was walking to my doctors office when and old woman stopped me. It sounded like she said my name and was pointing above my head. I didn't want to be rude so i stopped. She said  "I wonder if we should tell him about the light" or something. I...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2008

    My Hospital Roommate

    She was telling me about her fiancee/boyfriend/husband (it was different every day) named Bryan (sometimes it was "Patrick"), and about how sexy he is and that if I ever hear her screaming at night it would be because she would be screaming in ecstasy at the thought of...
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 13, 2008

    I had a guy from Ireland walk up to me on the

    street (3 am) and tell me he was on holiday and that I was the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen. He then grabbed me and dipped me down and kissed me passionately. He then walked away. My best friend at the time stood there for what seemed an eternity and looked at me and said...
    reedusgirl reedusgirl
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    I'm Not So Good With Specifics

    But this happens fairly often at work. I remember this one lady who called us up on the phone to find out something about her computer. She was convinced that someone was stalking her and kept putting viruses and tracking devices on her computer despite how many times she...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    Apr 18, 2008

    I remember one day, when I was a punk kid of

    maybe 16 or so, riding a crowded bus to some unknown destination. An older intoxicated gentleman boarded. It was still morning, probably about tenish, but it was clear he was neither phased by or new to his current circumstances. Naturally, some passengers were immediately put...
    KingOfOral603 KingOfOral603
    36-40, M
    Sep 2, 2015

    At Work

    I work at the community pool.  I am a lifeguard now, but started off as a deck attendant.  One of my first few days on the job, I got the unlucky task of mopping the back hallway.  We had just closed from day swim, and it was taking longer than usual to clean up...
    chocchipkookie93 chocchipkookie93
    18-21, F
    Nov 16, 2007

    A man walked up to me

    and said he had a micro penis and handed me a piece of paper and walked away. I have yet to open or read it. I'm scared.
    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    Small Talk Turns Inspirational

    I was working as a cashier and this man came to buy something. I said how was your dayHe said fine and asked how mine was. I said I can not complain.He said "even if you did it would not change anything would it?"I thought deeply on what he said and realize he is right we should...
    Lenina1 Lenina1
    18-21, F
    Mar 4, 2012

    doesn't the s happen all the time?

    this is the internet.
    fjb7777 fjb7777
    36-40, M
    Oct 26, 2014

    Once there was a man passing by his car in

    midnight i was in my mom's car he had the same car as my mom (its rare to see someone having that car) he just opened the window and said hi and left but we didnt answer him it was weird
    Nari99 Nari99
    16-17, F
    Apr 1, 2014

    I was in Walmart once

    and this lady came up to me and she said she likes the way my hair smells. It was so weird.
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    Jan 2, 2014

    ...I was told by some lady

    that my pinkies are optimal...for...stuff...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel
    22-25, M
    Oct 21, 2014

    "I want to adopt you

    so I can watch you have sex with my son." Somebody on experience project. "I think I saw you when I was younger. You haven't aged at all!" -some 100 year old man in my neighborhood. "If you were my daughter I would never let you wear boots like that!" Some other crazy guy in...
    Indigo27 Indigo27
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    Your Eyes Tell A Story

    My eighth grade year, my class went to Washington D.C. on a week-long trip. On the last day, we went to the Smithsonians. My friend Jack and I went to the Air and Space Museum, and ended up having lunch there. If you've ever been, the room where all the food is has these giant...
    justyouandthelights justyouandthelights
    16-17, F
    Apr 15, 2012

    Umm... Yeah.... No

    I have had two differnet people randomly walk up to me and look me in the eye and say "You are the reedeemer" and then walk off.   And people wonder why I don't like being around strangers.....
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2008

    Ha, This Just Happened!!!

    I got a phone call today, randomly, and answered it expecting a friend and instead this woman I had no idea who it was said, "Is this Sam?" I cautiously said yes, and she went on to ask if I knew some guy named Rick L. and I said no, because I didn't. I asked who she...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2008

    Manic Panic

    I worked for a store years ago that sold Manic Panic, and I was the one that had to call in the orders.  Well, I end up getting into a half hour conversation with the guy on the other line, who's in NYC, and he tells me, without knowing ANYTHING about me, that...
    poisonalice poisonalice
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2008

    Deadly Legs

    I once had a guy come up to me and tell me I had killer legs and that he'd love to photograph them. He was in his early twenties. It was creepy. Made me wish I hadn't worn a skirt that day. I just ignored him and kept on walking - maybe quickened my pace a little. No doubt some...
    KimmieDelta KimmieDelta
    18-21, F
    Oct 14, 2012

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    I have two babies from absolute strangers, and it's magical... I have no idea who their fathers are, neither does hubby, and we love them just the same! Maybe more!
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    41-45, F
    12 Responses Apr 19
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    Kabob91 Kabob91
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    exhibit2c exhibit2c
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    Bonatt Bonatt
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    First post here, just thought id share my experience:) Im from the uk and after going to the doctors about my labia (left side was alot longer than right and was also thicker) the...
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    Apr 14
    I keep having dreams where my friends end up dying. My friend does too. Then I had another dream, where my friend was killing everyone. When I was younger, my dreams always had...
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    1 Response Apr 13
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