Thursday, July 16, 2009

Battye Boy

It's been happening a bit lately, and it's something I've still not got my head around.  It's sort of like deja vu, but not.  That feeling of seeing someone from somewhere else before.  I think the first instinct is to always smile, and pretend you recognise them.  It happens a lot on the phone, I've lost most of my phone numbers and so I have to pretend to recognise someone while I'm trying to figure out who they are... the clues of what they are talking about, their voice.

Sometimes, it's just walking along and seeing that same person who you've seen walking past the other way on your way to the train station, on your way to work.  Do they recognise you?  You recognise them.  Maybe those people in the MX paper who talk about that stranger that they had a connection with.... maybe those people have a one way recognition as well.

The worst though, is recognising someone you have no right to.  The person that you've seen on someone's facebook photo album.  

From what I remember, this is what happened.  The chain starts when I chat to my friend on Facebook.  She invites me out to have a drink.  I meet her group of friends, including a girl who I would see the next week when I'm out with work friends.   I and one of my work friends adds her on Facebook.  The next week, he sends me the link to a set of photos that she's tagged in on Facebook.  The photos are taken by Liv Battye (picture deleted).  

Two days after he sends me the link, I'm in the cross and Liv walks by.  Without thinking, I smile broadly and yell 'Liv'!  She stops and starts talking, with the obvious, 'How do you know me?'  And this is where it gets tricky... how to explain... how to get out of the situation without letting it slip... how to make sure that she won't stop posting pictures as lovely as these.  Unfortunately, I can't remember how I got out of the situation, all I know is that I'm a Battye boy.

18 comments:

  1. Hahahaha...

    Dude... that's too much. Even I don't do that and I invented the FBW

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  2. this is SO creepy

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  3. Yeah I get the same feeling every time I walk past Liv

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  4. Dude what is wrong with you

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  5. What the hell is wrong with you? I can't believe you have the guts to do this, and honestly thought there was a chance she wouldn't find it?
    This is so inappropriate and I suggest you remove it immediately.
    You are a freak.

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  6. yeah this is pretty weird. i would be freaked out! haha just creepy.

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  7. i had a hell maz on this bloggy the other day.
    i just love the content you are publishing these days. gets me heaps wet. long live the bloggys and long live the cybersphere.

    ok thanks

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  8. khood and khomous

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  9. DUDE you are so fucked in the head how did you even get photo's of her? you know that its a brech of privacy laws too post someones photo and there name! ...... STALKER!!!

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  10. shu bro, wats hapening

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  11. mohammed likes khood

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  12. IM GOING TO HUNT YOU DOWN AND TAKE PHOTOS OF YOU WHILE YOU SLEEP AND SHOWER YOU FREAKY LITTLE MAN!

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  13. I meant no offense, this post is just random thoughts and speculating about what Facebook and other social networking sites have done to privacy.
    After speaking to some people, I've decided to take the photo down. I'm not quite sure what the right thing to do is, but think it might be best.

    Of course, I'm happy to admit that I'm a freak, and engage in creepy behaviour, so all comments stand.

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  14. Please put the photo back up - I think it's important to the story... And, although I haven't seen the photo, I’m sure it wasn't so inappropriate as to depict Liv doing anything too lewd..

    ...Like holding a friend's breast or something......

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  15. Well anonymous, I wouldn't be so sure. It's not like that would be inapporpriate, who am I to judge?

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  16. now this doesnt have a photo i guess i wont bookmark this page anymore lol

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