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I Have Had Weird Experiences With Strangers

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    The Taxi Driver Who Tipped Me

    Today was a strange day. Morning, I fond sitting between two deaf people at the bus stop and they were communicating in sign language. I found it amusing and entertaining, I was also listening to music with my phone. It was a nice song but then I realized that these people...
    autopilotx autopilotx 26-30, M Apr 10, 2008

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    Pizza Man

    Once i ordered pizza and i remember the deilivery man called me to open my door. So i went to the door and he was at the wrong house. So when he finally came over i said jokingly did u go to the wrong house and he was like yes i went to (house number). SO I REMEMber he was all...
    hannah4713 hannah4713 70+, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2009

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    "Keep it black"...wait what?

    I was walking to go to CVS once and this guy came up to me and tried to start up a conversation.  It went something like this:  (keep in mind I never stopped walking, so he was walking with me during this little conversation, pretty much) Him:  "Hey how are...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    My Interesting Experience At The Hair Salon

    About eight years ago, I went to the hair salon and at this hair salon I met this old lady. She was about 70+ yrs old. I was just minding my own business sitting under the hair dryer, reading a magazine when this old woman sat down next to me in the next hair dryer seat. I...
    caramelLova1 caramelLova1 31-35, F Oct 7, 2012

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    This morning I went running

    and two girls that are around 15 came to me and asked if I'm a virgin. I didn't say anything just started laughing and walked by.
    TheCoolDude48 TheCoolDude48 16-17, M Apr 20

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    Beautiful Aura

    walking to the bus stop one day, i was four months pregnant (not showing at all), a guy was following me, i got to the bus stop, sat down and turned, the guy sat down at the bus stop a foot away... "Hi." he smiles "Hi." i said oh no he's going to talk to me i thought, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18, 2012

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    The Weird and Uncomfortable

    This just happened yesterday, but I was walking outside and this girl came up to me(probably a couple years older than me) and she told me that the voices told her where to find me. She went on to explain that the voices told her that I was like her and she proceeded to tell me...
    Nutmeg2790 Nutmeg2790 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    The Girl At The Pier

    OK so this happened a few years ago when i was in 6th grade. My class had gone to the Santa Monica Pier for a field trip and i had gotten on this ship ride, (it rocks back and forth). I was on one side of the ship and i saw this girl, who looked to be about 8 or 9, on the other...
    geminixleo geminixleo 18-21, F 1 Response May 8, 2011

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    I was in Walmart in the book section

    and some guy came over and started talking to me out of no where. He told me how he was dating a young girl who was young under age she fell for him he had sec with her got her pregnant and how she wrote a book about her life and how she mentioned him in her book but didnt use...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Twins?

    There was one time I was shopping at a discount store looking over the music selection when I noticed this middle aged lady kept looking at me.  Everytime I'd move down the aisle she would do the same, literally shadowing my movements, but she would keep a distance of about ten...
    ChevyVan ChevyVan 46-50, M May 25, 2012

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    Sorry Mom, Hormones At Work!

     I've had lots of weird experiences with strangers in my lifetime. When I stumbled upon this group two related experiences first came to my mind. I was 16, a longhaired stoner and rocker. My mom was determined to force her religion down my throat which I detested, but I wasn...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2009

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    Why

    I was standing outside the jail, smoking a cig and this young lady burst out of the door in tears !  Sigh ... She told me she was there to see her boyfriend (she is pregnant) , he wouldn't talk to her and she didn't know what to do about the baby . She also informed me ,a...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 27, 2007

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    Strangers

    Yesterday wasn't as bad , she just wanted to know if i had a matchbook she could take a picture of. I always get people who tell me the most personal details of their lives. It is a joke with my friends and family ....it's kind of creepy! I was on a date and had this old guy...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2007

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    Crack Dearie?? No, I'm 7!

    Ages back I went to this nearby park with some friends and one of our Mums. I will always remember how we were having a nice picnic when this crazy lady comes up to us and asks for some crack - no jokes. So we get up, and move further down the park. A few minutes later, she's...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Oct 26, 2007

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    Django

    during the movie django, when django is killing people, a black man sitting behind me whispered to himself over and over, "yes django! KILL THE WHITEMAN!!" it was so weird
    CoyotaTamry CoyotaTamry 13-15, M Jan 21, 2013

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    What Did They See!!

    This is a very short story but strange, I was living in Phoenix, Arizona at the time. And was going to a Circle K to get a fountain soda. Well there were these drunk guys that hung out in front of the store and would pan handle for money. And I really didn't want to have to...
    elainefw55 elainefw55 56-60, F 2 Responses May 10, 2013

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    Lottery Man

    I have an uncanny knack for attracting strange people and lost souls.  I have many stories, (some better than this one) but this one happened just a few hours ago. THE SHORT VERSION:  On my way home from work, I stopped at a Church's chicken inside a convenience store...
    spelunker spelunker 26-30, F Mar 5, 2009

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    Pothead Old Grandpa?

    Once, me and several of my friends we're hanging out downtown and this old dude with a walker that none of us knew came up to us and asked "Do any of you have any marijuana?" It was the strangest thing because he was a normal looking dude, not homeless or anything and...
    Soothsayer8 Soothsayer8 18-21, M Aug 17, 2008

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    Creepy Library Man...

    I was studying in the Library one evening (it was more like dusk) when I noticed an old man watching me. As I got up to make a copy, he followed me into the copy room which was occupied by a Mexican woman and her child. After she left, he started talking to me. First he asked if...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F Aug 12, 2008

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    Smile For the Birdy!

    I had just walked off a temp job that bored me to no end. I had told my rep at the agency that I was ready to leave a couple of weeks ago and I never heard from her again. I admit it wasn't the best thing to do, but I did it. I snuck out of there, left a note while everyone was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 4, 2007

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    Walmart Traumatized Me

    I am not generally rendered speechless I am however a freak magnet! I went to Walmart with my daughter the other day , needed to use the restroom . First thing I hear two women talking then , I see a large cart with a dufflebag and a towel blocking the first three stalls. The...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    An Early Morning Encounter

    This happened only a few days ago. I was sitting out the front of the shopping centre early in the day, before work. I'd just gone to buy my new mp3(! - not an iPod btw) and was examining the box and its beautiful contents =P while I waited for the library to open. After a few...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones 16-18, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    Strangers?

    I think that strangers, just random people that fleetingly see me in life, actually see me more than people who I see everyday or quite often.  I have so many stories . . . There was a guy in line next to me at a Walmart one time, he sneezed, so I said bless you. ...
    Binaballerina Binaballerina 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    Vike-o-dine

    One night I went to my friend's house.  I hadn't visited him in a long time and didn't know how scary his apartment complex had gotten.  I get out of my car about fifty feet or so from his door and it's just about pitch black out there... one little...
    spelunker spelunker 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2010

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    John.

    So I was at CINT (center for integrated nanotechnology) and I am picking up results from the densitometer, and this guy walks in. CINT is a badge protected building, and I, a thirteen year old, am barely allowed in there to pick up results regarding trivial things, but this guy...
    junholaday junholaday 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    This Creepy Guy At School Kept Making Physical Contact With Me!!! It Was Sooo Weird!

    While I was in college there was this other student, who was a part of the department that I was in, that kept making physical contact with me!!! It was sooo weird, whether he would touch me as he walked by (with his hand) or bump into me in the hall as we were passing me. He...
    girlbeauty girlbeauty 26-30 2 Responses May 19, 2011

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    Shopping With My Girlfriends

    This woman came up to me grabbed my arm and says "I think I'm having a heart attack!" i start freaking out i had no clue what to do. While im freaking she grabs tighter and says "I'm serious! What does a heart attack feel like?" and the only response i could give her was " not...
    somebodyhelpme1 somebodyhelpme1 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2010

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    I was 15 and visiting New York

    for a few days over the summer. I was on the subway and it was extremely packed so I was standing up holding onto one of those pole/bar things. A man about 40 or so stands in front of me and grabs the same bar. The whole time he was facing me he was staring at me with no shame...
    YourRemedyMyPoison YourRemedyMyPoison 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    It's Always In The Bathroom.

    Every now and again something weird goes on with strangers, women in particular, in public restrooms. I've walked on on women ************, I've had women totally bust the toilet, thus overflowing it while being in the same restroom and I've actually witnessed a woman break her...
    LuckyLemon LuckyLemon 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    Weird Story..

    I once was on my way to school (on my bike)... the train came so I had to stop. While waiting this old man came by. He looked at my bicycle and said something of using "bone oil". Seemed quite scary to me. Still don't have an idea what he meant hehe
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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    Woman From Nowhere

    I was in one of the darkest periods of my life. I was scared, lost, and alone. I had recently been given a gift of a necklace with rose charms. It was a special gift from someone and wearing it made me feel a little safe and secure. I was walking down the street, kind of...
    GalileosFinger GalileosFinger 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    Insecure Relationships

    I had two women on EP falsely accusing me of harassing them by either trying to steal their online boyfriends or flirting with their online lovers. Now I wondered why they began acting out as trolls because I sure as hell never even liked the guys in that way; I just added them...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F May 13, 2012

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    Buns

    I used to drive a delivery truck, delivering hamburger buns for a fast food chain. My delivery route was in Washington DC, and there are few places worse to drive a truck.  One day I was having a horrible time getting around in traffic, and I was stopped at a store to make a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 2, 2010

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    UGH. Just Creepy! Opinions Please?

    I have multiple ones to share, if you all don't mind! Opinions would be appreciated, especially on the first one. The first happened today. I was on the bus, sitting near the back and minding my own business. When I got that "I'm being stared at feeling." I look up and there...
    raineluk raineluk 18-21 2 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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    Bus Pest

    I was reading a book on the bus today (I loaned my car to my sister.) and a man approached me multiple times trying to get my attention. Bus Pest, if you are reading this, let me in writing tell you where you went wrong. Approaching a woman and delivering your pick-up lines is...
    KayKai KayKai 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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    Stop Staring At Me!

    Everyone who sees me seems to like talking to me because they think I am staring at them. I dunno about that...it seems like they're always staring at me.I don't pay too much attention to people who could be potentially dangerous. I was always told not to talk to them-or they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    Creep Steals My Underwear

    One time I needed to do some laundry but the dryer in my unit was broken so I decided to go to the laundromat instead. When I go in there's some guy in there probably in his 50's. He stares at me as I walk in which creeps me out, but I just ignore it at the time. But while I'm...
    FunKatie83 FunKatie83 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    Out to Dinner

    A couple of nights ago, i was out to dinner with the Varsity Swim Team. When we came out of the restaurant, there was a guy with a disposable camera taking pictures of another guy. The one boy in our group turned to look at him, and the creepy guy asked him if his name was...
    SEG524 SEG524 16-18, F Oct 27, 2007

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    It's Black For A Reason

    Do you know what snus is? Then consider yourself lucky. I was walking through the streets with my friends one night when we suddenly realize that this guy is walking along side us - none of us have ever seen him before. As he realizes that we're staring at him, he goes...
    Drokles Drokles 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Literally, all in one night. Scene: Me sitting at the bar with three friends. Man is sitting next to me. Peter (guy who talks to me every time I'm at this bar): "HEYYYYYYY. What...
    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    It is on my imaginary bucket list for my mental state that I just invented because of this. It's like a mental party trick. My brother and I were in the room we shared while...
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Well I have had sex in so many places I would still be here this time next year trying to remember and write down where!
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 8 hrs ago

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    I must have a weird sense of humor because this video had me in tears (laughing)! Though, at the end of it, I felt slightly unsettled...? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
    RedOctagon RedOctagon 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have this weird thing I do with my father and it starting off high 5ing each other web we said something funny or were being smart *****, and now it's like distant elbow high...
    emzeymoore emzeymoore 16-17, F Aug 28

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    This is Domenic. Ya know, Ana's boyfriend (she introduced me, I post on here too when I have the free time so don't be surprised. Im looking at you, 20-50 year old men hoping Ana's...
    PerfectTwo18 PerfectTwo18 13-15, F Sep 5

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    Good afternoon!! I am new here and I'm in need of some support right now. My husband and i have been married for 3 years and together for 4 years. I have never been done so wrong...
    trinmir trinmir 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I had an affair with a mw for two years. She told me she just wanted me, and the sex for both was incredible. It replaced both of our sexless marriages. - and you wouldn't...
    TheOtherGuy35 TheOtherGuy35 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I have shared controversial experiences here on EP in my first week that I have not spoken to close friends about. I like that.
    Geoff76 Geoff76 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm a chronic over-thinker, so I try to keep things light. Tragic circumstances call for morbid humor. As inappropriate as it may be, that's how I deal. Some of the most heated...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    My friends and I have the weirdest inside-jokes. If anyone ever heard what we joke about we'd be locked in a mental asylum for sure!
    channy205 channy205 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have chaetophobia, a fear of loose hair. When I encounter loose hair, I get anxiety and will occasionally become nauseous enough to throw up. I also have Koumpounophobia, a fear...
    whitelight411 whitelight411 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Not even a few hours ago, I had my first one. I had been invited to a family meal and I don't know, but I was getting so anxious. I started shaking and couldn't stop. I asked my...
    Angel1509 Angel1509 13-15, F </