I didn't expect to see you!

@p1kef1sh (45640)
April 28, 2008 4:58am CST
I was sitting here earlier this morning sorting out my E mails when the door bell rang. I thought that it was the postman come to deliver my lottery win. Well, £2 million is quite a lot to put through the letterbox. But no! To my delight it was an old work colleague who was in the area and decided to pop in for a hello. I left my old job due to illness and I have rather shoved the whole affair away to the back of my mind. But here was a blast from my past sitting on my couch telling me what has been going on since I left. I don't much care about the happenings, but I thought that it was just such a lovely thing to do. She couldn't stay long but I am glowing in the fact that I am still remembered. In fact I have been invited to a private party of former colleagues at the end of May. They miss me apparently. Heaven know's why. Has anybody ever turned up on your doorstep that you haven't seen for a while?
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
29 Apr 08
I have not had that happen in a long time. But they do call sometime which is good enough. I do not like surprise guess unless I have just finished cleaning my house from top to bottom. Sometimes it even bothers me when they call. There are some people that I feel that the friendship does not last past the parting stage. When they call me on the phone, we don't have anything in common any more. So we just kind of sit there and hold the phone while I try desperately to come up with a convincing accuse to get off the phone. When I was younger, I use to just hang up or pull the phone cord out of the wall. I am a little more civil these days.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Apr 08
LOL. I worried about the house. Although it was looking surprisingly good! They come to see you, not your house. So they have to take you as they find you I think. Thank you Rozie. Take care.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 May 08
Come just to see me? Ha, you have never met my aunt Sarah. If she comes over and finds my house a mess, she will talk about me like I have four legs and a tail, to my face. Then she'll tell everyone else she knows. She loves to call people lazy.
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
29 Apr 08
No P1ke, not at my door..but in an email..A friend i hadn't heard from for over 25 yrs found me and was i ever glad to hear from her. Glad to hear you are going party hopping! and Why wouldn't you think friends/colleagues would forget you! You are unforgetable!
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
29 Apr 08
whoops..just realized i said they would forget you..LOL..sorry about that..hangs her head in shame......
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Apr 08
LOL. I am always making mistakes like that. Thank you Rosy. Take care.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Apr 08
A longtime back when I was at work at the local library i came home to find my best friend from high school waiting at my home with my husband.I had not seen her for years and we had such a good talk as she told me all about my old home town and all the people that I had grown up with.I hated to see her leave. it was a wondrful treat.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Apr 08
What a lovely surprise for you Hatley. I bet that your poor husband was up and down making tea whilst you two girlfriends had a good old natter.
@ruby222 (4848)
28 Apr 08
That was a pleasant suprise Piky...its good to know that they havent forgotten you!!....well at the moment I cant think of anyone that i havent seen..that i would really want to see...turn up on my doorstep!!...some of the people i worked with are still in touch...and lol after seeing everyone their was to see from my hubbys place of employment during his spell of ongoing ill health..that led to his early retirement...i dont really want to see anyone at the mo!!! When we were recently in Wilts we saw quite a few that we hadnt seen for a good while..and thats good..i enjoyed to catch up on the local gossip...but no..apart from that..im just happy enough to have a bit of peace at the moment.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Apr 08
I like to catch up occasionally Ruby. This visit was such a surprise though. Curiously, of all the people that might have turned up, this lady wasn't the one that I would have imagined. I was still in the P1ke jimmy jams too! A quick change and I was less "arrestable". LOL. Enjoy your peace.
@ruby222 (4848)
28 Apr 08
Question....why has Piky in conical bra got a basesball cap on? A..Please provide the answer in the space provided below..
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Apr 08
So that you cannot see his face. The bra is shock enough.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
28 Apr 08
No i have not had any pop-ins from old friends or co-workers. I don't know if that says something about me or them. LOL not to many people coming over to my place without invite.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Apr 08
I think that is true of most of us. That's why I am so surprised. Send me your address. 100,000 of so of us will pop over. LOL
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I just hope you all don't want to spend the night, where would you all sleep?
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Apr 08
That's alright. We'll say for supper then camp in the park! Have you got enough plates. LOL
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Yes, a while ago we were having a family party and my husband (then boyfriend) was there. For some reason, my ex-fiance' took that day to stop by to give me some money that he owed me. Mike was so mad at first, because he thought I had invited him. The whole family was mad that he showed up, because none of them liked him. It was a mess. I don't even remember what it was we were celebrating that the whole family was over for. I still don't understand to this day why people don't call first.
@dmillman (2273)
• United States
28 Apr 08
PS - I envy you that someone from one of your jobs cared enough to stop by to say hello, and that you were invited to another event. I haven't kept in touch with too many of my previous coworkers, and those that I do keep in touch with, it's usually just through e-mail.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Apr 08
That must have been embarrassing. Did he know that it was a family party? I was very touched that I have been remembered.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Apr 08
He did after he showed up. I told him, and asked him politely to leave. It was embarrassing, yes.
• United States
28 Apr 08
Not on my door step because everyone knows they have to make it past the rottweiler that would sooner eat you then let you gain access to his domain but just yesterday I ran into a girl I went to grade school with that I hadn't seen in 18 years! I wonder if she remembers that I smacked her face off of a sink in the bathroom and kicked her rear end at a basketball game for putting bubble gum in my hair. Probably not, or I can't imagine why she would have wanted to say hello.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Apr 08
If I didn't actually know that underneath that tough girl exterior is one of the nicest people on the planet I'd think "give her a wide berth". All that I can really do now is stick my tongue out at you. But as I don't use those measley things you'll just have to imagine it. So there! "Nice doggy. Leave P1ke's fins alone."
• United States
28 Apr 08
I'm going fishing for the first time in like 16 years this May 17th. I swear by all that is holy if I get bitten by another p1ke I am coming to hunt you down with it mounted for you to put over your headboard.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Apr 08
You will be very welcome. Hope that you get bitten! LOL.
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I wish you would show up on mine because I miss you already!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Jun 08
I wish that I could too Skinny. You never know. LOL.
• United States
5 Jun 08
Yeaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- a p1key trip to the states. That would be trouble of the best kind! LOL
• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Apr 08
My soon to be ex has five ex wives. Two of them legal, three of them commonlaw. One day three of them (a mixed group) showed up on my doorstep one morning. Apparently they were friends - and having lived in the same town most of their lives, it was no surprise. They were canvassing for something, I can't remember what because all I really remember is the look on their collective face when I gave them my name and my husbands. Oh my! I can still see it! LOL And yes, I know - I should have taken that knowledge of the former "mrs's" and run the other way before I got married, but he had only told me about the two legal ones, and at our ages, it didn't seem such a big deal. I'm an idiot, I realize that now, but the three I met would be more than happy to have me join their little circle of 'survivors of (insert hubby's name)" LOL
@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Apr 08
What a shock. Sounds like MacBeth. Will you be the Lady MacBeth that does the deed?
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Apr 08
Well judging from the look of those three - yeah, me the Lady for sure! ROFL
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
28 Apr 08
sometimes i will get a surprise visit from one of my nephews,who live thousands of miles away,and it is a nice surprise that they even bother with their aunty,when they are that young and have their own lives to live.i really enjoy my surprise visits.cheers sue
@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Apr 08
I think that is fantastic. I'd travel thousands of mils if you were my aunt too. You sound like a good aunt to have. Take care Sue.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
yes one of them rang me the other night from mount isa,a long long way.i love my boys.lol.cheers sue
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 08
Nope and I don't think they ever will lol as I have live 4 hours away from them now But I did detach myself from People when I was bullied out of my Job because of my Illness I had been in the Job 8 years clean record no sick leave It hurt to much to stay in touch I still miss my job now 6 years later But I did hear the 2 People who put me through the fight for 6 months where removed 1 year later so the Company knew It would be nice to see someone from work again but it won't happen I am glad though that this Person visited you it would have been lovely for you
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Apr 08
Our stories are not that dissimilar Gabs. But that can wait for another day. I really was very happy to be visited to day. It was completely out of the blue and I have been on a slight buzz all day.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 08
I bet it has p1 I know I would have been happy to
@SViswan (12071)
• India
28 Apr 08
lol..yes...a couple of times...when my home was in the least presentable state! I left my last job when I was expecting my second child .....and my neighbour was the person who replaced me. So, I would get to know what was happening....but I wasn't warned before the head decided to stop by....and say 'hello'! It was just one of those days when I was too tired and wanted to put my feet up...and do nothing! And here she comes...though she was kind enough not to mention the mess...I was very embarassed and hardly heard anything she said.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Apr 08
For once the house was presentable. I know what you mean though. Our lounge normally looks like a bomb has hit it. Still, they came to see you, not the house.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
28 Apr 08
Oh yes...she did come to perk me up...and I forgot to mention...she got me some of my favourite chocolates too:)
@pumpkinjam (5800)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 08
There was a time when my best friend "disappeared" for about a year unexpectedly. He'd disappeared for a few days at a time previously but never for so long. Then, after I'd had my youngest child and moved house, he randomly knocked on the door. It was only by coincidence that I happened to be at home! Other than that, I've not had anybody turn up unexpectedly.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Apr 08
You were pleased to see him though. I have not had it happen too often. Although I was once fiddling with my car and getting irritated because some was whistling at me. It was only when I finally extricated myself that I found that it was the estranged husband of a friend. He and we had been good friends for years and we were a little sad that when the marriage broke up he chose to move to the other side of the country. But he had popped back for some reason and called on us.
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• United Kingdom
28 Apr 08
Of course I was pleased to see him. I'd missed him for a year and I'd wanted to tell him about my new little person! Usually if people randomly contact me, it is through some sort of complicated technology which I forget about!
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jun 08
She did not turn up on my doorstep but I ran into her while doing some grocery shopping at Vons. She used to work where I did, and I never knew if she liked or disliked me really but I know this now. she did recognize me but she made a quick beeline to another 'cash register evidently so she did not have to talk to me.she used to be second in command at the library where I worked then quit because of health reasons.she seemed friendly enough most of the time..
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Jun 08
She may have been self conscious about the reasons that she left. If I saw you at make a beeline to be beside you. Then you'd have to make a quick getaway yourself. LOL
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 08
not since I've moved to Sacramento, but when we were in LA it happened once in a while!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Jun 08
That must have been exciting - assuming it was someone that you were pleased to see.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
oh well, i guess it must be very nice to experience that... i never experience that before... i never have anybody suddenly show up at my doorsteps that i haven't met for a long time... it will be nice to have that surprise once in a while, isn't it??? good on you...
@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Apr 08
It was a very nice surprise Lingli. Thank you. Take care.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
29 Apr 08
It was long time ago taht a friend from school did so. but after that no one. there are some friends that i still miss. none has come. its also true i never bothered visiting them.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Apr 08
You never know Subha. Today might be the day! Take care.
@mbs730 (2152)
• Canada
29 Apr 08
I had a friend once who was flakey and I didn't expect to see or hear from her again since she went to school in Holland (where she originally was from) and one day she just suddenly showed up. It was strange but at least it was nice to know I wasn't just "forgotten". That must have made you feel really good.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Apr 08
Funny how people suddenly reappear in our lives. Yes I did feel good. It is nice to be remembered.
@mummymo (23707)
28 Apr 08
How lovely and of course they remember and miss you , you silly sod - how could anyone not miss you! I had a friend I hadn't seen in 3 years pop into my house just before Christmas and it was so nice to see her! She had gotten remarried and moved into the country with her new hubby who was a piece of work, you know the type he alienated her from her friends, was highly controlling and jealous and she wouldn't listen to anyone who tried to tell her - she came to tell me that she had finally flung him out and was getting a divorce - it is great to hear from her a lot more often again and she is back to the bubbly, giggly woman she used to be! xxx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Apr 08
It must be great to have your friend around again. Although for whatever the reason It is a shame that the marriage broke down. Thank you for saying that that people will remember me. Take care.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Yes, occassionally some long lost friend will go out of their way to locate me and your're right....it just makes your day and then some. It's always nice to know that we mattered that much to someone.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Apr 08
It's lovely to be remembered. I really didn't expect it as whilst I had a lot of support from staff, I left my last organisation as a result of illness and I have always felt that there were some there glad to see the back of me.