There are people who just seem to know everyone and no matter where they are, what time it is and who they are with, they will run into someone they know and inevitably end up having a good little chat with them. I know a few of these said people and I always think how I never seem to run into anyone out of the blue… unless it’s someone I don’t want to run into.
Lately I have run into or seen people I know, but don’t necessarily want to talk to and nothing is worse when each party has seen each other and you avoid each other like the plague. It’s uncomfortable, awkward and you feel a tad rude for ignoring, even if you are usually a big bitch.
I have seen the same two guys that I once worked with over and over again recently and it seems no matter where I go, one of them is there. It’s almost as if they are an undercover detective keeping tabs on me and reporting back my seedy goings-on to my lover. Alas they aren’t, although it does feel very ‘enemy of the state’. But the thing is, I never really got along with them as I did with other people I worked with at the same place, so we avoid each other.
Whether it’s been along Collins St at lunch hour, at a community theatre, the local take-away store, the local mall or even a regular café haunt, I see these guys all the time. And it will only be a matter of time until one of us says something. The latest sighting was at the local Nando’s store where one guy walked in with his two very cute friends. Although I wanted to gaze at the friends, I quickly turned away and scrambled off to me table.
Do you strike up conversation even though you never really had a rapport with these people in the past? Or you ignore and continue on your merry way? I’ve pondered this previously and although the circumstances were slightly different, I think well if they ain’t gonna acknowledge me, then I won’t them.
So why is it that you run into the same people? And not people you want to talk to or other people you know from your present or your past? If they live in your area, that explains a lot. But if others you are acquainted with live in the same area, how come you don’t see them? And why is it that those who know everyone and cannot go anywhere without running into anyone, run into people they will actually speak to? I guess it’s one of life’s little curiosities.