I know you, but I really don't know you.

United States
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?
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@zarlamain (23642)
• United States
29 Sep
I've been in situations where I know my friends' friends and I'm not friends with them, so when I run into them, it's awkward.
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• United States
29 Sep
Totally! It happened to me again today and its just awkward.
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@zarlamain (23642)
• United States
29 Sep
@infatuatedbby So awkward! I don't even know what to say, so it's just very awkward.
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• United States
29 Sep
@zarlamain Me too! And the guy held the door too. He was with his girlfriend.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
29 Sep
Yes , it happened to me . I would tell them i saw you in the picture of my niece or whoever posted it at FB . At least , they know that it's from there that i have seen them first , so you recognized him/ her .
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• United States
29 Sep
Do you continue with the conversation with them? Or do they say ok and continue on?
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
29 Sep
@infatuatedbby They asked who i am , where i am working and get to know each other .
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• United States
29 Sep
@SIMPLYD That is nice and friendly of them!
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@moffittjc (31887)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Oct
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!
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• United States
11 Oct
Haha you surely have the sense of humor. If I'm with people I'm alright but if I'm alone eh :)
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@moffittjc (31887)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Oct
@infatuatedbby Whenever I'm out with friends, inevitably one of the guys will see a girl he likes, but will be too shy to go talk to her! I'm like, I'll go talk to her for you!
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• United States
11 Oct
@moffittjc Haha I have guy buddies like that. :)
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@1hopefulman (17540)
• Canada
29 Sep
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.
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• United States
29 Sep
You are very nice Has there been a time you said hello to someone and they did not respond. I have done that before and they did not respond so I felt stupid or maybe they did not hear me?
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@1hopefulman (17540)
• Canada
2 Oct
@infatuatedbby Yes, but maybe they didn't hear me. It's possible.
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• United States
2 Oct
@1hopefulman Yes it is possible.
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@amandajay (17775)
• Sri Lanka
30 Sep
Mmm cant remember such incident... But Im sure...it will be the most uncomfortable moment...hehe
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• United States
30 Sep
That is good this didnt happen to you! :)
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@amandajay (17775)
• Sri Lanka
30 Sep
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@BelleStarr (29485)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Oct
I would introduce myself and say something like "I feel like I know you already"
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• United States
2 Oct
I heard that line today at the bakery! And the two said yeah I know and then that's it. It was a little awkward to hear. :)
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@Drosophila (16886)
• Ireland
29 Sep
I don't usually go to facebook, so no problemo
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• United States
29 Sep
That's a good point.
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@moondebi (1234)
• Bangalore, India
29 Sep
It happened, but not often. In some occasions we had conversations.
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• United States
29 Sep
I am always bound to run into someone where I live. Glad it only happens on occasion for you only. :)
@teamfreak16 (31952)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Sep
No, no one, off the top of my head.
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• United States
29 Sep
Lucky! It's a small world here so I always run into people.
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@amnabas (9702)
• Karachi, Pakistan
29 Sep
Ohhh really the same happens with me.
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• United States
29 Sep
Yes what do you do? Ignore the person or say hi?
@TRBRocks420 (57219)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Sep
Yes, very awkward indeed. I mostly just go about my business.
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• United States
29 Sep
I did too but today the guy held the door - I said thank you ~ and carried on :)
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@JustBhem (13740)
• Philippines
29 Sep
Like you've been friends for long years in Facebook, you always liked her statuses. And when you see her in public, and she acts as if she doesn't know you. Lol. It is indeed awkward.
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• United States
29 Sep
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.
@cacay1 (30579)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Oct
Yeah it happened to me badly, I do not know the husband of my friend who accused me of swindling him, how nice to double kill him.It's the one I posted and you,in fact, interacted,lol.