Do you have a psyic talent?

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
April 9, 2007 3:57am CST
Oh, we know about people that see the future (precogs) and people that read minds (telepaths.) There are people that can move things (telekenisis,) fire starters (pyros) and then the aura readers (I have no idea what they are called.) But I have a talent that I don't know the name of either. I draw a crowd. I didn't even recognize it first, my former roommate did. We could go to a resturant at 4 in the morning (the bar drunks would have gone then, but most of the morning rush wouldn't be out yet.) It would probably be an empty resturant & after I get there, suddenly people have to get food. A few examples. I was driving back from Dallas to Austin & was going to stop to eat in Waco. I get to thinking about an IHOP there. Oh, I want to eat at that IHOP! Now, its an off time for lunch - like 1 when I'm getting there, so hopefully the place will have ended their lunch rush, but when I get there, there are people spilling out into the parking lot. Well, dern, I'm not waiting that long! So, I drive around a bit to find another open resturant (it is the Thanksgiving holidays in a baptist college town) and I find a chicken joint open a few blocks away. NOBODY is in there. Good, I think & pull in to eat. While I'm there ordering, another person walks in, then another. By the time I started eating they had people at each order station, by the time I left, they had lines. Then, yesterday, Easter, I had to find someplace to eat on short, like no, notice. I was expecting to take my mom over to the diningroom where she lives for lunch, but found her eating when I got there. I said, that's fine, but told her I couldn't wait to eat my first meal at the evening meal so I was going to have to find something to eat. I didn't want to have to drive back too far to find a place to eat & remembered a 24/7 place near where she lives, but they had crowds out the door (not because I was thinking about it, but because I expect lots of places were closed and they do a big business at lunch anyway.) I then thought, well, I cruise by the sub shop & down Burnet Rd that has a large number of resturants on it. To my surprise the sub place was open! I almost drove past it, but turned & actually saw movement inside. There were 3 cars in the lot, but all toward the back like staff. I pulled in and parked. Before I even got out of the car, 3 more cars were pulling in! I got my sandwich ordered and the first of the others came in. While I was there they must've had a dozen people walk in (again, this was getting late for lunch now) and several drive thru customers. I like this place & was happy they were doing business & if I had brought them, great! So, do you have a talent that is less common? Can you draw a crowd or empty a room? I went to a convience store once at 3 am, nobody there when I got there, mobbed when I left 5 minutes later. How about it?
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
10 Apr 07
These kinds of things has happened to me many times,but i never actually looked at it as a talent...I always figures it was my bad luck lol..I do have a talent for getting there to late on a sale.I have a friend that can find all kinds of great sales,and she just went yesterday and plenty of the sale items were left.I can go real quickly and the sale is either over ot they are sold out.I can also start likeing a certain product or even a certain perfume and i can get to item for awhile and just when I fall in love with the item"Bingo" it has been discontinued..Thats just my luck.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I have friends that started not getting into new shows because if they liked it then it would be cancelled. I tell people that if I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
9 Apr 07
a restaurant is a place where people eat and gather, that would hardly be called a gift. I have prophetic dreams, they come true. I also can know things will happen when there is no reason to know. I knew my dog was never going to come home one night. My son took him out for his nightly walk the dog got off his leash and ran and got hit by a car. I just know certain things, and there is no way to know them in advance.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I'm not talking about a busy time. I'm talking about the middle of the night. I can walk into a small store in the middle of nowhere & have the parking lot full by the time I leave. I always figure that if the people are hungry they seem to decided to go to THAT resturant instead of any other. I've seen it talked about in an SF book, I've always refered to it as a crowd 'path. I have heard the staff say that its never this crowded on this night when I leave & of course they are short staffed because they aren't. I don't think its a common gift, but I've actually met another person that has had it happen to her too. And, after talking about it for a while, it turns out we are both introverts & don't like crowds!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
10 Apr 07
These kinds of things has happened to me many times,but i never actually looked at it as a talent...I always figures it was my bad luck lol..I do have a talent for getting there to late on a sale.I have a friend that can find all kinds of great sales,and she just went yesterday and plenty of the sale items were left.I can go real quickly and the sale is either over ot they are sold out.I can also start likeing a certain product or even a certain perfume and i can get to item for awhile and just when I fall in love with the item"Bingo" it has been discontinued..Thats just my luck.
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
9 Apr 07
I don't, although I am a big believer in if I dream something I had better be damned careful and pay attention to it. There have been enough episodes over the years as though I was getting a little 'warning', and those particular dreams seem to have a different quality to them then the normal ones. My kids are also convinced I have eyes in the back of my head. Last night my little son asked how I could see him when I'm not looking (I do have great peripheral vision, courtesy of a very slightly wandering left eye). I said it's just a mom thing and asked him if he doesn't ever get a feeling about something, like someone is watching him when they are and you turn and catch them and he said, "no." It was one of those responses though that I know he was really thinking about the subject and I think it will come up again!
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@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
10 Apr 07
That's a certainly unique talent..maybe you're sending out a kind of energy which people're attracted to -- like a person or so said before, like a magnet heh. Um..well I occasionally have dreams of the future..though I can never usually tell before the fact, only after the events or just during it. Which no, doesn't really help much lol. ..I'm also kind of intuitive, I "read" people. I can pick up little things..random names of people or places they know about or did once. Sometimes I'll know just how to say things to push certain buttons..I don' know if this is just a combination of my ability to read body language pretty well and my 'sensitivity' or not. I'm also pretty good at telling if people are lying or hiding something -- I always said I just had a nose for fishy things as well as trouble lol. I've also an inkling of telekinetic ability. Just a tiny bit, I can BARELY move things and then only small or very light things -- and even then VERY rarely lol..more so recently..I usually wind up giving myself a huge headache and load of frustration if I try too hard. I guess the last thing is I can make people forget things. Just usually small things..this is the only other talent than the dreams that I've had since I was small. When Mom was upset with me, I'd sit and think..to..her to just forget what I did r said..as I've gotten older when she forbade me to do something when she was being unjust about something I'd make her forget she said what she did. For the record my Mother is not a forgetful person. She's got the best memory out of our entire family, she can remember what I said in a restauruant when I was five and she can remember the recipes of fudge she used to make when she herself was young -- she rarely forgets things from books she's read or shows she's watched as well, no matter how obscure. And nearly a day after I *winces* made her forget, she would forget it. And this was all things which were a big deal when they were happening and SHOULD'VE been remembered a day later..but they weren't. And believe me Mom twists my arm alot over things which are considered a big deal, MONTHS after they happen. But that's one talent I haven't tried to look into, develope, I try NOT to use it..'cause I can't shake the feeling it's wrong, even though there's always good reasons why I do use it the rare times I do, and I've only done small things. I'm afraid to try big things, even if only for experimental purposes..'cause what if I can't get those memories back? I don't know enough about it to feel right about tryng it. I don't know. I think many people have talents for different things..alot of folks won't even ackowledge their gifts..they just choose to pretend they don't exist. Which I find so sad..because I mean, they ARE gifts..and not using them..it's a waste. If they're there, there has to be a reason..you know? Anyway..just my random thoughts I guess heh.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Apr 07
They are gifts, maybe if your possition in life were different, this would be a talent a spy could use. Or maybe it just affects people close to you. Instead of trying to make them forget completely, you could use it to help ease the lose of someone or something close to them. You might try that. If you know someone hurting because of a memory - not take the whole memory, but concentrate on taking the pain from the memory so only the good part remains. I read a story where there was like a colony where the people were all mutants & the mutation the lead had was that nobody remembered him from one time to the next, even just not looking at him for a few minutes could do it to him. The story was pretty bad, but that idea was pretty interesting.
@globur (206)
• India
10 Apr 07
dear friend, Onece,I attended an online test to know my psychich power.In the test, I got high scores. Try such a test.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I did back a while, but I'm afraid that they don't really test for some of the gifts I have - tho I do know a lot of times what people are going to saying or when the phone is going to ring. The gifts seem to be stronger when the weather is charged like before or during an electrical storm.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I've discovered I can do both..empty and fill a room. Whenever we go out to eat, if the restarant is empty, they are suddenly swamped with customers by the time we leave. If full, ppl leave soon after we get there. Go figure! lol