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Strange Encounters

Have you ever met someone you had previously ignored, maybe on a bus, only to find out that they were very interesting people? That’s exactly what happened to me.

Last week as I was travelling home from school in a bus, I could summarily say that nothing interesting happened. I just sat in my little window seat and read my Nelson DeMille’s ‘Up Country’ again. I didn’t especially notice anybody.

Three days ago someone called to ask me when I was returning to school because there was something he wanted me to do for him. I didn’t know who was on the other end of the phone. So I asked, politely of course, “Who am I speaking to?” He hurt that I didn’t recognize his voice and ended the call without answering. Not my fault i don’t have caller id. I know how that feels but I had to ask.

In less than an hour he called me again and said, “OG, it’s me Phil”. I didn’t know any Phil. At least not any that would call me. But I replied, “Hi, Phil. How are you?” What can I do for you, I wanted to ask. But I didn’t and that was the start of a great friendship.
Turned out he had taken my number from the bus manifest. Yes, we do that here.

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9 thoughts on “Strange Encounters

      1. I just find a lot of people to be extremely reserved here. They aren’t really attuned with their surroundings like they need to be. Technology has them by the ass, and it keeps squeezing the life out of them for the hell of it. I just do what I please, and anyone who has a problem with it will have to assassinate me.

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