Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Fun games on Public Transport

Has anyone ever played the "I'm sure I know you from somewhere" eye catching game? I had the entertaining joy of engaging in it last night on my commute home.

Gets onto her tube and notices a relatively good looking guy sitting a couple of seats away from her - decides to play the eye catching game

1) Initial first eye contact for about 3 seconds

Hmm ... I think I recognise him from somewhere

2) Quickly dart eyes back over and find him watching me

Oh shit I really do recognise him now where the hell is it from?

3) Attempt to surreptitiously let eyes wander back over to him and examine him without him seeing

BUGGER HE'S WATCHING ME NOW

4) One more attempt at looking at him

FUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!! I snogged him a few months ago on a drunken night out!! What do I do?!!!

Now this is the entertaining part of the game; do you say hello or do you chicken out and get off at the next stop pretending like you live there?

I decided to take the chicken route; suspend all eye contact; stare out the window and then hurriedly get off at my stop praying that he doesn't live anywhere near me.

London sometimes can be too small

14 comments:

Mrs said...

HAHAHAAHAH!

I probably would've ducked too. There are far too many people in this world I'd rather not "recognise".

The Divine Miss M said...

Exactly - especially from my drunken escapades ;)

TBHanks said...

I would've pretended not to know the person...

Mrs said...

Not only drunken escapades though...just because assholes exist and I'd rather not greet them

Mrs said...

Do any of you have issues with people who were complete and utter BITCHES/PIECES OF SHIT (MEN) from high school that you'd rather forget?

The Divine Miss M said...

Oh yes, and facebook seems to be bringing them out of the woodwork.

*sigh*

Facebook, the most email tool known to mankind

Mrs said...

you're not the first one to say that about facebook...another reason I just don't go there...who wants to remember people you'd rather forget?

TBHanks said...

Facebook can be a bitch IF you use your real name...

The Divine Miss M said...

That is where I went wrong! ;)

MsMozi said...

Haha... brilliant... I guess I'm just going to have to wait for Gautrain before I get to experience this.

phillygirl said...

I've used it as a great pick-up if you don't actually know the person from before ;) Admittedly at a house party and not on a London tube, so it might be different ;)

TBHanks said...

Gaaaauuuutreeein? Who wants to pick up guys on the Gautrain? Neeeeee!!!

Star & said...

Darling,at least you could abandon train!nothing worse than waking up - post-drunken-shag and he is still there..check his ID (conveniently on floor) for his name..when he awakes use said name..turns out he used a nickname when introducing himself..wish there had been a train..even if I had to throw myself under it..

The Divine Miss M said...

hahahah! Danni you're mental ;)

I have woken up and realised I don't remember his name and to this day I still argue with The Kat on what his name actually was ...