Saturday, April 28, 2012

Surprise at the Supercenter

So, you'll never guess what just happened to me at the Walmart Supercenter. 

I ran into a fellow blogger!

I was tooling down the aisle, minding my own business
 when suddenly,
I ran smack dab into one of my favorite bloggers
Lynn @Blue Skies 

I was so excited.
I gave her a most enthusiastic  hello
and one of my signature dopey grins. 

She gave me a slightly less enthusiastic hello right back. 

All in the two and half seconds it took me to remember
 that Lynn @ Blue Skies  lives...
 in California.

And this is Georgia. 

Well, oops.

So glad I didn't go in for the hug. 

Instead, I skedaddled right on by,
leaving the poor, befuddled doppelganger to wonder 
why she just couldn't place the gregarious blonde with the dopey grin
at the Walmart Supercenter. 

She probably wondered about it all the way home.  

Or maybe she did recognize me. 
Maybe she reads my blog. 
In which case, she probably noticed how much thinner I look in person.

Let that be a lesson to you. 
When you start greeting bi-coastal blogger apparitions in the local supercenter,
You might be spending too much time in Blog Land. 

Just a little fun for a Saturday afternoon.
Does that kind of thing ever happen to you?

Please say yes. 


Barbara F. said...

Hasn't happened yet! But you never know, I only know two bloggers in NYC and both have or have had photos on their blogs. I do not. I am waiting for my extreme makeover to happen. lol xo

wendy & lisa said...

Hi! We're new Linky followers. Funny stuff like that happens to me ALL the time! Love your post! We'd LOVE a follow back...
earth2body sisters
wendy & lisa

Sonja said...

oh yes... more than I want to tell you!! This made me laugh out loud! And it's for sure she was thinking how much thinner you look in person!! :) I LOVE that you said that!! You are my kind of girl!

Christine said...

I had to look up the word Doppelganger. Interesting word.
I have seen others who look like someone I know. But no, I haven't approached them. I always figure it's a look-a-like, never the person!

Funny stuff Debbie!

Terra said...

I can relate and yes, it's good you did not go in for the hug!

Angel said...

That is hilarious! I can't recall the details but it seems like that did happen to me once. And I've had someone think I was another person too. So don't feel too bad. You probably made her day. Everyone enjoys seeing a goofy grin greeting them in Wally World now and then. :)

Gaby said...

You crack me up! Well, if it makes you feel better I met a group of bloggers in real life today for a wonderful afternoon of conversation and food. One of them asked me to tell the rest about the post I had guest written for her about being a pastor's wife and I drew a blank in front of everyone. I completely forgot I did that for her and what the post was about. I was red as a beet and stammered my way through an explanation of "what are you talking about?" Awkward.Moment.

Shug said...

Nope...hasn't happened here either...I had to read this to my husband, who cracked up laughing...
How funny!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh did you really do that - that is so funny - I think my husband thinks we all spend too much time in blog land! lol sandie

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Blogging keeps us on our toes! That is a very fun experience and I'm sure if she doesn't know you she wants to.

I was in Dillards, Salt Lake City and a young woman asked me if I was who I am. When I told her I was, she hugged me and told me her mom loved me and started telling me her favorites posts. Later her mom called and asked if I would meet them for dessert that evening. It was awesome to meet and we are now friends!

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is hilarious! I have to tell you that if I ever think I see you at the Supercenter, I would make a total dork out of myself and hug you. That is so funny! She probably thinks she has a stalker or something. So funny!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"Words On Wheels" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my sides are hurting from laughing, Debbie! Thank goodness you stopped before swooping in for the hug. LOL! Truth is she was probably wishing she were her doppelganger... to have someone greet her with such warmth, had to make her wish it were really for her. I hope we cross paths in a Supercenter one day! ;) xoxo ~ t.

no spring chicken said...

Just last Monday! At prayer meeting a gentleman walked in to pick up his guitar (we were meeting at the guitar maker's house). I grabbed his arm and said something like "is this a surprise?" and "seriously, we haven't seen you in three years and you're not going to stay?" I never actually called him Mark but Doug was really confused. He was gracious and responded properly. It was when he mentioned his wife that I got confused. I turned to the gal next to me and asked "did he say wife? How long has he been married?" When she responded with, "he's been married as long as I've known him" that it hit me who he was. He really does look an awful lot like Mark but I don't actually know this man. My husband does... he was looking a bit mortified through the entire exchange!

There for ya, Debbie

Knitty said...


Ok, I lied. ;-) It hasn't happened but it is totally something that I would do!

And of course you looked thinner in person!

Babs said...

Debbie, how funny! I can just see you now. The lady is still probably trying to remember how she knows you.

Sue said...

Similar and more weird things have happened,Debbie, so comforting for me to know that I am in great company, come on down and hang out sometimes and look see, the mischief I can get into. ~lol. I am now dubbing you the new Erma Bombeck, you should write a book.
Enjoy your day, Hugs,

At The Picket Fence said...

Okay, this TOTALLY made my morning! I would so do something just like this Debbie..and if I thought I saw Lynn I would grab her for a big hug too without hesitating! lol I love ya Debbie, you are the best and so real! Thanks for sharing this with us, I'm going to be laughing about this all day. :)


Lynn Richards said...

Ba ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!! Debbie! I really think that if I were to find myself in Georgia, I would be knocking down your door.
And then asking where would my place be to sit at one of your beautiful tables. THEN I would ask you to take me to your Supercenter. Maybe after I see your stick trees and the blossoming trees and meet your family. THEN we could go.

Sharon said...

I've often wondered if I have a doppelganger out there (poor woman...)

I don't ordinarily like laughing at someone else's expense - but gotta be honest, I got a good chuckle out of your *social blunder*.

Too much time in Blog Land? Never!

Too much time in Walmart? Hmmm...

This stuff happens to me, too - closely followed by the inability to remember someone's name - like my kids. I always seem to call one son by the other's name.

Senior moments...just sayin!

Jennie said...

What happens to me more often is that I see someone I do know in real life (at the Supercenter, for instance), and I recognize their face, but neither their name nor *where* I know them from. This results in an less-than-confident, cursory smile in their general direction. Because I'm socially awkward like that. ;) Hope you're having a great weekend!

Maryann said...

This was too funny...the biggest problem I have is that I will recognize a face and have no idea where I know them from
and yes I have chatted up the wrong person more than once as well...keeps my life interesting

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

That is SO funny!

Thank you for your kind comments. You are such a blessing to me.

I will be having a Mother's Day giveaway this next Friday with glimpses of whats up for grabs all this week. :)

Denise said...

Funny, lol

Denise said...

This post is hysterical! I can soooo imagine you doing this. I think the woman probably thought "My, wasn't that a friendly lady. I wish I were more like her." We can talk to a fence post, can't we? Love your wit.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This made me giggle! Sounds like something I would do.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh gosh, you make me laugh out loud!! Oh yea, I have done that and then realized it was the wrong person, I just try to pretend that I am a really friendly person. so enjoy stopping here! Girl you could write about anything and It would be interesting and funny!


Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Finally got here (Yes, I've been lovin' on grandones!), and I'm glad I did. Too funny, Debbie. No, can't say I've ever experienced anything quite like this, but I watched it happen to Renaissance Man once, and it was hilarious. He had no idea who the woman was who approached him ... and she was sooooo embarrassed when she realized her mistake. He was kind to put her at ease, and we all had a great laugh.

elizabeth said...

Sometimes I'm sure we must be related. I was going to meet a gal from church for lunch last week. I had no idea what kind of car she drove, so when a gal with her same hair color wearing big sunglasses drove up to the restaurant, I greeted her very enthusiastically. You guessed it, it wasn't the gal from church at all.

Debbiedoo's said...

Now that is FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNY! Oh well, at least you gave her a great big smile.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sadly, it happens to me frequently. I am such a ditz. I feel like, after looking at pix of bloggers, I know them personally. I often see a familiar face in a store and wonder where I met that person. It will usually occur to me that she looks just like some blogger I've visited. Fortunately, so far, the realization has occurred before I approach them to say something to them. laurie

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Debbie,
I find myself looking at ladies that I think MAY BE one of our BLOGGERS! and wonder if ONE DAY someone will recognize "MOI"!!! HAHAHA... SO MANY LADIES in such a small world. AND THEN I start CROSSING who is who..."LIKE" I just wrote to "YOU" and asked how far you are from STURBRIDGE, MA, and we could probably MEET HALF WAY!!! """FOOT IN MOUTH""" ... I KNOW you mentioned MASSACHUSETTS TO ME??? DIDN'T YOU???
Big Hugs,

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

You crack me up!

No, never happened to me. Although when I'm in a thriftstore and see someone with a camera...I always want to ask :)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Hah! The people you see at Walmart. LOL! Sorry this was funny, especially since you said something too her. You are so brave! I have had this happen to me but I did not approach her. I could have sworn I saw Pam from DIY Design Fanatic at Lowe's. Pam doesn't live in my area either but is close enough that she could have possibly driven here, although I don't think she would have driven this far to go to our Lowe's when there are plenty near her. Then I knew it wasn't her when I actually saw the same lady again on another trip to the same Lowes. Haha!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Debbie, this is so funnnnny!! I've laughed so hard tears are running down my face, and of course, I had to read this out loud to my husband. I love this because it's EXACTLY like something I would do. Isn't it great to know that none of us are perfect? And she probably was thinking how slim you look.

Sooo glad you shared this!




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