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I Had a Stranger Tell Me Something Unusual

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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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    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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    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...
    PasiklydusiMigloje PasiklydusiMigloje 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    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 26-30, M Nov 11

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    Vicvoss Vicvoss 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    "Girl, you are so beautiful.

    ..I just want to take you home, suds you up, and wash your hair. Mmmmmm"----crazy *** old man. Gotta give him some credit for creativity.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21

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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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    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 5 Responses Oct 22

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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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    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 13-15, M Nov 11

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Oct 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    doesn't the s happen all the time?

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

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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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    ...I was told by some lady

    that my pinkies are optimal...for...stuff...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Oct 21

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    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 3 Responses Nov 11

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F Jan 2

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    "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 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    It hasn't happened very often to me... but about 12-14 years ago, a friend told me I always reminded him of Rodney Dangerfield. I was like... I'm insulted... wtf are you talking...
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    Last April, not long before my 17th birthday I had gotten into a new relationship with my best friend, rather quick after coming out of a 16 month relationship. I had slept with my...
    bethscottt bethscottt 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 18

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    November, December, January were always difficult times for me. Every year. Trying to cope with being raped, pregnant, and abortion was very hard. I thought that I was alone. And...
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    merdi230 merdi230 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    it was a sunny afternoon. I was shopping , in a supermarket far from my home. Walking around through aisles I noticed a well dressed woman, short hair, gentle, quiet, somewhat...
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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my...
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    I was driving to the grocery store in my husband's Samoa Orange Audi TT. People often look at the car because it is a nice car and an unusual color. I was driving slowly as I was...
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