Leave You Standing At The Airport?

@bluesa (12710)
Johannesburg, South Africa
October 23, 2017 8:19am CST
I recently met someone, here in my country, who claimed they wanted me to visit them. We would travel, see some sights. Well, the more I got to "know" them, well you can't ever really know someone, so let's say, figure them out, the more I realised that I was very lucky I didn't take their offer to visit them seriously! Why? Because I now realise they are the type of person that would leave you standing at the airport like a right idiot! They have no substance to them. They think everything is a joke or a game, ugh. Have you ever met someone, thought they were quite nice, to then realise they would probably leave you standing at the airport?
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@toniganzon (41083)
• Philippines
23 Oct
Two years ago I met someone whom I thought was going to be a business partner but then she turned out to be selfish and very greedy. Our business relationship lasted only a year and boy was I glad that I discovered her real self before it was too late.
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
Sorry to hear that. I am happy that after a year you were free from her.
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@toniganzon (41083)
• Philippines
30 Oct
@bluesa Oh yes, though we are still discussing our case to our lawyer, everything is fine.
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
@toniganzon hi, Toni. That is good, all the best with it.
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@DianneN (59227)
• United States
23 Oct
Knowing someone a long time and seeing their actions and reactions gives me a clue as to how their personality and trustworthiness are. I have one friend like that who is a bit ditzy, so I wouldn't trust her with certain things. Otherwise, I have no complaints about her or my other friends.
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
You know and have wonderful people in your life. Luckily I am quite careful, this person talked big but I figured out that is all they are, a talker.
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@hereandthere (24042)
• Philippines
23 Oct
i think observing/seeing a pattern in what/how/where people get their laughs also gives you an idea if they have a hidden mean streak
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
That is true. We can figure out a person like that.
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@moffittjc (35662)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct
I would never leave you, or anybody else, standing at the airport. That is the cowardly thing to do.
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
It's great to know that someone half way around the world would not leave me standing at the airport! Luckily I realised quite quick that this person was that type, I hadn't made any serious plans with them, @moffittjc , so, no loss.
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@moffittjc (35662)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Oct
@bluesa Was this a hot date that you had? Or were going to have?
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Oct
@moffittjc it was a possibility...we chatted and the more I figured this person out, the less it became a possibility.
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@Corbin5 (81435)
• United States
23 Oct
Glad you figured this person out. I have a teaching colleague on whom I could not depend. I liked her, but do no way would I have her picking me up at an airport.
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
Oh boy. At least you realised you could not depend on her. Yes, I am glad I didn't take this person seriously.
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@sugartoes (34667)
• Greencastle, Indiana
23 Oct
these days you have to be careful with who we meet, cause you don't know what their about & what their motives are.
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@moffittjc (35662)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct
Hey, you took a chance meeting me, and that turned out just fine! I mean, just the other day my lawyer said he thinks I can get out of jail in just 12 more short years, if I exercise good behavior! lol
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
@moffittjc are you telling me or littletiger ? Jail
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
I agree, better safe than sorry. I mean, you could meet someone who has done time.
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Oct
I don't trust anyone, so I wouldn't have considered his offer.
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
Yes, this person talked a big game and it was highly entertainientertaining. But I luckily did not take it to heart.
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@just4him (91648)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Oct
@bluesa Good think you didn't.
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@dpk262006 (54659)
• Delhi, India
24 Oct
You mean to say that initially you thought the person was nice but later it turned out that s/he was not what he was pretending to be? I have not come across such a person. If I happen to meet such a person, I apply my own yardsticks to check if the person is genuine. I won't rely an unknown person easily.
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
Yes, that is what I mean. That is why I did not take the offer of visiting seriously, I first wanted to take time to figure this person out.
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@dpk262006 (54659)
• Delhi, India
25 Oct
@bluesa Yes, we should be very careful in dealing with such people.
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@1hopefulman (20248)
• Canada
23 Oct
Yes and so I'm very careful with what I believe and who I will trust.
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
That is the wisest. Luckily I don't trust easily and did not take this person's offer seriously.
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@1hopefulman (20248)
• Canada
24 Oct
@bluesa You did the wise thing!
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@peachpurple (11016)
• Malaysia
23 Oct
nope, better stay away from strangers
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
Yes, especially in this case.
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@peachpurple (11016)
• Malaysia
24 Oct
@bluesa better stay safe
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
24 Oct
wow, i have not yet met a person of that nature. but if ever, i have to scrutinize him well and stay a distance from him. who knows, he might be a scammer.
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
Not a scammer, just a talker, likes to talk big and make plans, but doesn't back up their words.
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@Scrapper88 (1205)
• United States
23 Oct
I gave met a few people like this.
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Oct
They are so disappointing.