Girl and/or Flower Power

There’s this girl – we’ll call her “Girl”, which is really funny when you consider her screen name is Girl – who moved to this area fairly recently. A couple weeks ago or so ago I thought I saw her at the grocery store with a new do. I wasn’t positive it was her, I only caught fleeting glimpses of her and never straight on, so I followed her around in a non-creepy kind of way. Mostly because if Girl saw me and saw that I saw her, but I didn’t say anything then that would be totally rude. But I didn’t want to just come up behind her and be all, “Hi Girl! What’s going on?” and then have this person who may not even be Girl turn around and think I’m crazy. Her hair was short and spikey and Girl could totally pull it off so I really thought it was probably her. My attempts at stealth were unsuccessful, however, and I left not knowing for sure if it was her. A few days later I saw her at church with the same hairstyle she’d had the week before so there was my answer. It wasn’t Girl at the store.

Fast forward to today. As I was putting my groceries on the belt a woman came up behind me in line. She was looking at magazines and stuff so I didn’t get a good look at her and I thought it might be Girl. She had a ball cap on, but the hair looked very Girlish. Again, I just wasn’t sure if it was her or not. This person was wearing glasses and I’ve never seen Girl with glasses. But she had a pretty tattoo on her arm and Girl has a pretty tattoo – I just couldn’t remember what Girl’s tattoo is. I got up to the cashier while the woman was putting her stuff on the belt and I said, “Girl?” She just kept putting her stuff on the belt as if I wasn’t talking to her. So I don’t think it was Girl.

Hey, Girl. I promise I’m not trying to stalk you OR your doppelganger. Though isn’t a doppelganger an evil twin? ‘Cause these ladies didn’t look evil. Geesh. The next time it probably will be you in the store and I’ll just totally ignore you because I don’t want to make a fool out of myself. So you’ll have to say hello first, ‘kay?

And how’s this for information you wish you never had. When you come out of the grocery store parking lot you can either turn left or right on a big street or go straight into a restaurant parking lot. As I waited for the light to turn green so I could turn left, a nattily dressed man on a cell phone walked out of the restaurant directly in front of me. He turned around and picked his seat, if you know what I mean. Right there in front of God and country! Why didn’t he do that inside the still-closed restaurant instead of outside on a crowded street??

Okay. Enough of that.

Look what I found:

Now how did that happen, I wonder?


  1. Gretchen on September 17, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Don’t quit your day job. :)And…I don’t think for a minute that Sookie is guilty. Someone’s framing her. Either that, or she’s been in the oreos again.So hard to be mad at that face!

  2. Suzanne on September 17, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    LOL..that is too funny. I had a similar thing happen at my kids’ school. An old friend I don’t see often works in the school district and I saw someone who looked like her when we were in the registration lines at the a few weeks ago. I didn’t say anything because I wasn’t completely sure (plus, I figured she would’ve recognized me and said something if it were her). Thankfully, I saw my actual friend the next day and she confirmed that she does have a “twin” apparently at that school.And as for Sookie, how could it possibly be her fault???

  3. Lynilu on September 17, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    It is so strange to run into people who look like someone else and not be sure. I had that happen yesterday, but the difference is that it was the person but she’s changed severely for the worse. I stood and stared, trying to do it without really staring. By the time I knew it was her, she was leaving the store, and I was a little embarrassed to run after her and say, “You look awful!” So I didn’t. And as for Sookie …. be gentle on her, mom. She just loves the pretty flowers, too! Be happy that she appreciates the nice things you put around for her to enjoy! And she showed you so!

  4. Jenster on September 17, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Gretchen – I really didn't have a problem being mad at that face. But I had to grab the camera and get a shot before I reprimanded her. lolSuzanne & Lynilu – When I first moved here I was at the same grocery store and thought I saw my neighbor. From Arkansas. I just about went up and started talking until it hit me she was 1200 miles away.

  5. Becky on September 18, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Caught in the act! Too funny!

  6. Tina on September 18, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Jen,The cat did it and Sookie was just trying to clean up so he wouldn’t get in trouble. That was always Maggie’s story.Oh wait…you don’t have a cat.

  7. Monnik on September 18, 2008 at 11:17 am

    haha. Sookie’s busted!:)I do the same thing when I think I recognize someone. I usually end up making a complete goober out of myself, which isn’t hard to do.

  8. The Daily Bee on September 18, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    LOL, with that beautiful light coat, everything shows up.

  9. Rowena on September 20, 2008 at 12:29 am

    LOL, too funny…you stalker you! haha.And that’s even funnier about the guy that came out of the restaraunt, hehe.

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