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I Had a Stranger Tell Me Something Unusual

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    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?
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I Have Pretty Hands....

    I have actually had two different people tell me this at two different times. Both were complete strangers who felt the need to come up to me in a public place and tell me that I have pretty hands. The first time it happened was three years ago, some lady walked up to me while I...
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2007

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    ??????????

    I was training this new guy at work the other night and just to make conversation, I asked whether he was in school or taking classes.  He replied, "No, I dropped out of school when my mom got beat to death."   What do you say to that?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 16, 2007

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    Odd Strangers

    I have had far more than one strange experience with people I didn't know coming up to me & saying something unusual. One of those times was when I was about 19 or 20. It was wintertime & I was outside, freezing, waiting for a taxi, when some lady comes up to me...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2008

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    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

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    I Still Don't Know Why

    I went to the Walgreen's pharmacy to pick up some medication for my father. After receiving the medication I mention to the male pharmacist how my father have these neck pains and that hopefully these pills will help him. He mention that giving him a massage would really help...
    PuzzleGuy713 PuzzleGuy713 26-30, M 7 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    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 4 Responses Jan 26, 2008

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    Somebody once said they liked my legs

    and that they looked muscular.
    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    I'm Not a Mom

    Last Mother's Day I was walking home after getting off the subway.  This old man who I've never seen before told me, "Happy Mother's Day" and I said that I wasn't a mother.  Then he said, "Well you're going to be soon."  
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    Just One of Many

    I actually have a lot of these stories because, for whatever reason, strangers always seems to approach me and engage me in conversation...especially the crazy ones.  Once I was outside my office, smoking a cigarette, at work.  I had just been upstairs, on e-mail...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    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

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    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 13-15, F Apr 1

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    Livin Room '02

    I was with my then best friend and a hanger on. We had spent the afternoon/evening in our local cocktail bar and decided to head off up the road for a dance. At the bar my friend got talking to this guy who was with a group of mates and his grilfriend. I thought it was a bit...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    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

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    Unusal, Surprising, Not Sure

    I was in an art gallery one day & I made a comment on a painting, "wow, I bet I could do something like that".  An old Russian woman standing near by said, "yes, but you didn't & they did". Doesn't stop there, she proceeds to tell me in very...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    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

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    Before we officially met,

    my boyfriend's older sister walked up and told me she liked my boobs..
    girlwiththesharpietattoo girlwiththesharpietattoo 13-15, F 2 Responses May 6

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    A Stranger Once Said..

    Three different strangers said "Go Fu*king kill yourself" "Oh my god, your so beautiful" "will you sell me some heroin?"   If i could remember the rest i will write them here
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 1, 2008

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    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 1 Response Apr 18, 2008

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    Green Is Evil

    I was in Chicago and I was wearing a green jacket, this woman came up to me and started going off on who told me to wear green and green is "their" color, why was I wearing green, where did I get the jacket. I had no idea what she was talking about but she wouldn't let...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 2 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    Quite Rude, Actually.

    But a stranger saw me with my ex in town. My then bf went into a shop but I stayed outside cos I was on the phone and couldn't get reception in the store. I saw a guy staring at me and my then bf but didn't pay attention. Soon as I put my phone down, the guy came up to me and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 18, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    Offered to Pay Me to Get Something

    So I was going home from my ex-work (a store...) and I'd just left on my bike.    I'm getting out of the parking lot when a car drives past me and opens the window and a woman shouts out to me: "Hey you, can you wait a sec?"  I stop and she swings into...
    Rawa Rawa 16-17, F Apr 19, 2008

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    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.
    mandyk5918 mandyk5918 16-17, F Jan 2

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    Something Unexpected:

    I was travelling in train with my mom and this stranger who was in his late 60s told me- You young girl. Don't waste your time in technical fields. You are born for civil services. I had two years to finish my school. Had no plans for civil service.  I did have law in my...
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2008

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    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 13-15 Jan 14, 2013

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    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

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    We Really Did Connect

    I was on the last train home after a night out and there was 15 minutes to the next stop. I had just had a fall out with a selfish friend so wasn't particularly in the mood to chat when this young woman sat opposite asked me what the next stop was. I told her and she said...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2007

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    Twice!

    I have been told the same thing by two seperate people - one was someone that came up to me in the street and said they were 'drawn to me' and they asked if i knew I was a Lightworker. The other person was a reiki healer that also worked with angels and she told me at the end of...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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    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 16-17, F Oct 14, 2012

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    It Wasn't What Was Said....

    It's what was done. I was driving trying 2 get out of a corner on to the busy highway when this complete stranger a guy makes kissy faces at me....I don't know him and I don't think I care 2 know him. Maybe he took me 4 some one else...don't know. The irate thing about it was he...
    coconutzismyflava coconutzismyflava 22-25, F Oct 30, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    Black Lady On Plane

    on a flight from amsterdam to san francisco, a really drunk black woman told my boyfriend that he needed angel wings. then she looked me in the eyes and stared for a second and then said "youre really cute ima come back here and we goen ****!"   it was really...
    Vancouverite7 Vancouverite7 19-21, M 3 Responses Jan 14, 2008

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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    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

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    Roxanne

    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

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    Compliment?

    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

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    Related Experiences

    My mom and best friend would tell me that when I was a kid. And my first boyfriend would tell me that. For years though, I haven't had anyone say that to me. I also haven't been...
    Blue8181 Blue8181 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I was 14 or 15 ,,I am not really sure but I believe 15 ,,,I had broke up with my girl friend (a short time later became my wife) and I was staying at Mom and Dads ,( my girlfriend...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Emotional Affair: Was she Narcissistic or Borderline Waif? I am a married man with two beautiful children and a wonderful wife. I have never “physically” cheated on my wife...
    DriveRiggins DriveRiggins 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Somebody posted a so called abortion video on Facebook. I happened to look at the video. And because I don't want to trigger anybody, I won't go into details. But I will say, that...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    A year ago, I felt like I needed to tell a good friend of mine who was slowly becoming one of my best friends that I had feelings for him. Not knowing what his sexual preference...
    poloblu209 poloblu209 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Dreams…what can we say about it. Sometimes we don’t remember them anymore but sometimes we do remember them. They can have a meaning or they can just be thoughts who present...
    Lordmistery Lordmistery 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I had such a bad high off some really strong Indica today. I smoked half a bowl and got super pale, then i stopped being able to stand or walk, then i passed out and was lowered to...
    AphroditeM AphroditeM 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    My dad has since been dead for 15 years now and I wished we had a father-daughter relationship. I never had him tell me he loved me; maybe he thought it was weird. But he wasn't...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I have been married for 16 years and never thought of an affair. Two years ago I met someone at work who I felt some magnificent attraction to and I never could understand it. We...
    surfandturf surfandturf 36-40, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's been exactly one year, July 22nd, 2013. A year ago today, my YAMW and I drove off for 'lunch', but in fact, I took her to a nearby park, with a narrow sandy beach next to the...
    lifu0427 lifu0427 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    This past Sunday; June, 13, 2014, I went on a tour hosted by the Alamo City Ghost Tours in San Antonio. I was just expecting to hear some interesting stories and have a good time...
    megan523 megan523 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15