It’s not that uncommon to walk up to a person that you think is someone you know well only to realize that they aren’t your friend after all. You can easily explain yourself by saying that they look just like your friend, but it gets a little bit harder if you reached out and touched that person. You may face criminal charges or eternal embarrassment if you actually touch them… because, let’s face it, a lot of us like to scare our friends when they least expect it.
These people know what that very particular type of embarrassment feels like, and they just had to tell someone about it.
A Different Kid
I made it all the way out the door and to my car before realizing I had taken the wrong kid from the daycare. This kid didn’t say a single word to me. He was more than happy to leave with me, a perfect stranger. Also inexplicably happy was my actual son, who was waving at us from the window. (wine_n_cats)
I was waiting for my food at a taco shop, and a man and his very young son came in, ordered, then stood near me waiting for their food.
After a moment, the father (who was standing between where I was and his son) walked over to the soda machine to fill his cup, the son wasn’t really paying attention, and walked over to me and hugged my waist thinking I was his dad.
I’d been looking at my phone, so I was very confused to randomly look down and see a small child hugging me. He didn’t even notice for a second until he finally glanced up at me and saw that I definitely wasn’t his dad. The dad turned around from the soda machine, saw his child hugging a random stranger, looked a little confused, then laughed a bit as his son let go of me and ran over to him. (Anjodu)
The Little Woman
My ex-wife was a petite woman, often shopped in young women’s section petite. Were at Target I stepped away to look at something in another section of the store come back see her still shopping walk up and grab her.
The scream was not hers, also now I had some woman yelling at me about what I was doing with her child. Wife hears the commotion and comes over there was this whole everyone standing there blinking for a moment.
The young girl I grabbed was wearing the exact same outfit hat and socks included, they were also both buying a lot of similar items. Refused to go shopping with her for like a year after that one. (tdasnowman)