On my blog on Friday, one secret was that someone had seen me out shopping and recognized me.
Since I never reply to comments on the secrets, I thought I would clear it up today.
There were comments asking why he didn't approach me or if I was creeped out by being recognized. He did reply anonymously that he didn't want to make me or his wife feel awkward, which is a reasonable thought.
But, no, it does not bother me that he "knew" me. That's the 3rd time I've been seen in public, but only one person approached me and asked if I was "the Evil Twin's Wife". It turns out that I had met that person on one occasion about 20 years ago (he went to college with my ex boyfriend). He didn't recollect meeting me, but I have a mind like a steel trap...I was like, "I know you! You were friends with Ex and worked with him on a short movie." (They were both majoring in Communications and Film Making).
Another person saw me at my favorite haunt (Mart of Wal) and twittered that she had seen me. I replied, "Why didn't you say Hi?" :-)
I don't feel weirded out being recognized or even being approached.
We live in a pretty tight knit area, and after a while, you kinda get to know a whole lot of people. And, if you don't know someone, you can bet you know someone who DOES know them. It's all knowing by association, really.
And that's why I never leave the house without make up. LOL. I can guarantee that no matter where I go, I will see at least one person I know by name. More likely than not, I will be thrilled to see that person and give them a hug.
So, if you live nearby and see me out, say "Hi". I don't bite! :-)