Alright, that's it, that's the final straw. I was not going to say anything about a trend I find to be growing, but I just can't help it. And yes, I know that this is going to be another multi-post day for me, but hey, that's what it is.
Okay, so for a while now, I have been encountering a great many "strange small world" type situations. It seems to me that there must be a great deal of "behind my back" talking. It's hard to say exactly, and maybe I am just full of myself ( ;) ), or paranoid, but this really is almost freaking me out.
It all started when I first went back into my old home town and I started meeting up with a few people from a local church. Suddenly, I find out that they RECOGNIZE ME! I had never met these people in my life, but I come to find out that years, YEARS earlier they had met my younger brother at a birthday party for the brothers of a friend I hadn't seen or spoken to for a very very long while (think plenty of years)! Okay, that's kind of amazing in its own right, but that is only the beginning.
It has continued these years, and I consistently find myself faced with people who have heard my name from someone else. It's like plenty of people have heard of me, but I have never met any of these people! In fact, I know very few people, honestly. Yet, I consistently find that there are a significant number of people who give me a "oh yeah, I have heard about you from [insert person's name here] and they talk about you all the time" response. I must be imagining things. How is it that I know so few people, and yet, so many people have heard of me? :( Shouldn't there be some sort of balance here?
I am positively convinced that there have to be a great many people talking about what I am. Of course, being the natural paranoid that I am, my thoughts naturally fall upon all these people saying BAD things instead of good things. :) I just start thinking about all my problems and I just know someone's out to ruin me. ;)
runs and hides deeper into his hermit hole