I know you, but I really don't know you.
September 28, 2016 9:46pm CST
Do you ever run into someone "you know of" but don't know personally? Let's say you've seen them because they've been tagged in photos with your friends so you know of the person from a mutual friend. I always find it awkward when I see them in public. Like you know of them and they probably know of you too but it's just strange. This situation has happened to me a handful of times, and just earlier. I just kept busy with my phone while waiting for my name +food to be called as I ordered to go. Have you ever been in that kind of situation? What do you do?
13 people like this
• Gainesville, Florida
I never feel uncomfortable in those situations, because I will talk with everybody and act like I've know them for 20 years, even if I just met them! I like to reminisce with people I don't even know! It's hilarious, because they spend the entire time scratching their heads trying to think of where they know me from!
I just say hello and smile and say a friendly word and see what they do and how they respond. Yesterday, this lady and I were waiting for the bus. Later we ran into each other again and I smiled and she smiled back. Next time, if I run into her again I'll say a greeting.
• United States
Oh no! What I mean is it's your friends friend -not my friend. And you see them in person - you know OF them, but don't know personally. I find it strange. But sometimes I am friends with people on FaceBook (actually people I know) and when I see them in public, sometimes we do not even say hello.