stranger danger

Canada
January 5, 2009 11:49am CST
Alright, so I went for a walk on Sunday, it was VERY nice out, a good minus 5 celcius degrees, and I'm serious, it was NICE compared to the usual minus 40 to minus 20 we've been having here in Calgary. SO, out for a walk, I got my pumpkin spiced latte in my hand, switching to the other hand every now and then, I was wearing my puffy white winter jacket, kitty hat, and new winter boots, listening to my mp3 player, bobbing my head, which was easier because I was walking downhill....and then this red car turns his right blinker as if to pull over. Somewhat drives past me, but he's looking back at me, gesturing for me to "hop in", first what comes to mind is, "Well dude, I'm not running to your car, especially if you don't come to a full stop..." second thing? "I'm not the droid you're looking for!" Third thing "I DON'T KNOW YOU!!! YOU'RE A S STRANGER!!" This third thought made me laugh out loud, and MOST LIKELY made me look crazy to passer-bys. Well, the dude got a hint and drove off, I was obviously not the person who he thought I was. Also? with that third thought? I almost ran away flailing my arms for comic effect....but that would mean my pumpkin spiced latte would spill....and I didn't want that...lol. I immediately thought of the movie "13 going on 30" with Jennifer Garner, which was a very cute movie. Her friend was trying to get her to go in the car, but the main character didn't recognize her grown up friend, and had recently just turned to 30 from the age of 13 (such a realistic movie eh?) and she kept yelling in a panicked voice, "But I'm not allowed to go with strangers!" or something along that effect. So uh.....YEAH! What's your story of mistaken identity? (I KNOW I take a long time to get to my question! Sheesh! you should all know me by now! lol)
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6 responses
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
6 Jan 09
Wow, that may not have been mistaken identity at all, but he might have mistaken you for someone easy to kidnap and murder. Stranger danger is a very good title for this discussion. Glad you were smart and that he went away and didn't come back to bother you any more.
• Canada
6 Jan 09
The weird part though? It was in the middle of the day, with a LOT of eye witnesses, also taking a walk near me, and apartment buildings all around and ANYBODY could have been looking out at us...I just think it was an honest mistake, but you're right! It could have been someone dangerous.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
6 Jan 09
People get abducted in broad daylight as likely as any other time, and I do not for one second think that person thought he knew you. It is always best to keep suspicions high in a case like that, as the consequences of being too trusting are not erasable.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
5 Jan 09
seriously, you never know these days what or who you will meet. that would have been pretty scary for me. in the persons favour, maybe it was a mistaken idenity, but um, who knows? scary, i tell ya, scary! btw i love that movie!
• Canada
5 Jan 09
I know eh! isn't it cute? And yes, scary indeed, he may have KNOWN that he didn't know me, and was banking on me being trustful and getting closer and then BAM! steal my pumpkin spiced latte....oh no, I will NEVER fall for THAT! ha HAH!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
5 Jan 09
i love your sense of humour! dontcha just love canada's weather (i am in southern ontario).
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
5 Jan 09
That's one heck of a funny story, candymarie, and thanks for adding me! I have had a similar experience walking home from shopping, and this guy pulls up gesturing I should get in the car. I started to walk a little faster, slightly terrified and he keeps following me. Oh my God... I walk harder and harder and finally he drives by. Filthy older man trying to get me into his car... Then I get home and my dad asks me: Why didn't you get in, sweetie? I tried to gesture you to get in but you looked terrified... ouch, sorry! .
• Canada
5 Jan 09
LOL awwww, poor dad! Yeah, maybe he should have rolled the window down or something. He should at least be proud that you don't get in a random car at least.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
5 Jan 09
That's true, I guess that didn't cross his mind as he was sure that I would recognize either him or our own car (or both). I know he is proud of me for not getting into cars with random strangers, and he could appreciate it and laugh about it, aswell as I did .
• United States
5 Jan 09
Wow lol. I bet that guy felt foolish. The first time I stayed the night at my now husbands house his phone rang and I answered it. The caller sounded just like him and I thought he was playing a joke on me to see if I could figure out it was him. I started to get rather rude with him telling him you know who I am you left me here when you went to work this morning. The caller was like um no I didnt and I really need to speak with him is he there or not. I then told him well no he is not there duh your on the phone some where else how can you be here. Well this went on for a while and at the very end the caller had gotten rather angry at this time and blurted out could you please just tell Darren to call his brother Randy. OMG I was so embaressed. It was his brother and they sounded the same on the phone. I felt such a fool. I had to call my husband at work and ask him for his brothers phone number cause I needed to call and tell him how sorry I was. After explaining it to him he laughed and even now its a story that makes us laugh.
• Canada
5 Jan 09
LMAO! aw, yeah, that happens between me and my sister a LOT, we look nothing alike, my our voices are identical over the phone. I recall having looooong conversations with her friends, just playing along, until I said, "You realize this isn't Chawna right?" they would pause and then just say, "....oh! well can you tell her I called?" "Sure! Nice talking to you!"
• United States
5 Jan 09
LOL how funny.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
6 Jan 09
How funny but good thing he regonized that you wasnt what he was looking for . I had a remark behind me in a line something about you look so fine baby. Bet he got a shock when I turned around and he say nd old women lololol I didnt say a thing to him just went on back to where I sat.
• Canada
6 Jan 09
AHAHAHAH! aw, too funny! But hey, I'd take it as a compliment that at least my butt looked good! And he was probably shocked that 1) you turned around or 2) older than he realized, and now has a little fanboy crush on yah!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Jan 09
i really can't think of one. i'm glad u kept your cool & he drove away & left u alone.
• Canada
5 Jan 09
hehe thanks!