Heh, they always say First Impressions are a key thing when meeting or walking by someone new. Here's one humorous one, and one strange one/disaster... Walking to A and P last night coming back from a fire works display. I'm holding an umbrella in what seems like 25 mph winds since the remnants of Bill are finally getting to our neck of the woods. Anyway, as I step up from the curb, I take a look at two cute ladies to my right, only to find them looking at me strangley as I try to keep my umbrella from blowing away. The wind is literally pulling my hand up and down as I try to keep a grip on it, so it must have looked a bit weird.. As soon as I pass them, I hear, 'shwoop'! The wind blows my umbrella inside out, and I hear a burst of laughter from behind me . So much for first impressions on that one . The other one was a bit weirder. Geeze, I wish I didn't care so much about what complete strangers think of me, otherwise I wouldn't let this bother me so much. Anyway, I'm sitting at my couch reading a book, and notice someone walking across the street just as they go behind a tree. I think they look familair for some reason, so I wait till they re-emerge, and don't think it's the person I know, so I go back to the book. Later, I'm walking back from lunch in a different area, and I think I see the same person walking on an opposite street. Once again I take a closer looksee to see if it's the person I know, and I still don't think it's the right guy. FF till last night. I'm walking to said fireworks display, only to see what appears to be someone standing near a fence. I look back to see the fireworks starting, and through the noise in my head phones, I think I hear someone nearby shouting. It looks like the guy near the fence has his back to me shouting to thin air. I look all around the area, trying to see what the commotion is about, only to find nothing. I must have lost concentration and started to listen to the headphones again, and I must have been staring at/around the guy as I walked past him. I only concentrated on what I was looking at again as I passed him, when he was threatening to do what sounded like 'stick my umbrella up my but if I didn't look away'.. Heh, if this dude happens to read this by some thin chance in hell, no offense meant, just a strange series of cuircumstances. But anyone else have any disasterous/weird first impression encounters like this set?