"If hate were people, I'd be China."

- Phil Berquist
Strange Things Are Afoot

Ok, so quite possibly the weirdest thing to ever happen in my life unfolded tonight!

I went with some of the college guys from church to our traditional, end-of-study dinner to cap off the summer. We decided on Paul's Pizza Shop because pizza buffets and college guys go well together.

Shortly after approaching the counter I thought one of the workers there looked familiar and a named popped into my head, Adam Watson. I said, "You look familiar. What's your name?"

"Adam," he replied.

"Adam Watson?" I suggested.

"No. Adam Somethingerother."

"Oh, sorry. You look like someone I used to know."

Later in the dinner it was still bothering me as to why I thought he looked so familiar. So I toyed with the idea of pulling up a picture of Adam Watson on Facebook and showing this guy so he could see the resemblance. I at least wanted to prove to myself that he looked like the person I remembered.

So, I looked up Adam Watson on Facebook (yes, a bit stalker-ish, but I knew we had mutual Facebook friends so I didn't feel TOO creepy about it).

As soon as the real Adam Watson's picture pops up on my phone, I realize he doesn't look anything like the guy working at Paul's Pizza. So now I'm really confused as to why I made the association. Then it dawns on me that the pizza guy might resemble Wayne Watson, Adam's dad. So I Google a picture of Wayne Watson to confirm my suspicions and find that I was right! The pizza guy looks a little like Wayne Watson looked at one point in time. Enough to trigger all these associations, anyway. But then it gets SUPER WEIRD.


It was ca-razy. I was freaking out. I don't really even know Adam Watson. I just met him like 15 years ago and haven't seen him since. I told the college guys I was with who agreed that this was a freaky occurrence and then I got up and told Adam Watson all about it, too! I'm sure he thinks I'm a complete basket case, but I wasn't worried about it. He had to hear this nonsense.

And I'm so weirded out by it all that I decided to tell the world (or anyone willing to read our blog.)


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Comments on "Strange Things Are Afoot":
1. Bethany - 08/13/2013 11:23 pm CDT

I love that you posted about this. Hahah! So funny!

2. Bird - 08/14/2013 5:48 pm CDT

Ain't life weird?

3. Flyaway - 08/16/2013 8:12 pm CDT

It's a small world!:rotfl:

4. Molly - 08/27/2013 2:04 pm CDT

Wow! That made me "lol".

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