Things strangers have connected with you over

Inspired by a post by @drake about a barman getting excited about his t-shirt

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Bluetooth

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Most regualry, is my curls.

Often, my necklace.

Recently and very uncomfortably, being English in a bar in Aberdeen. The English barman wouldn’t let me pay for drinks. Never been more apologetic to be English to everyone around me.

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metal gear solid t shirt at the incubus eden gig lead to a frankly ridiculous encounter in the bar queue

Pretty much on the daily.

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The price of courgettes (5 huge ones for £1)

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More often than any other reason - band tee shirts (and I’d probably rank Stereolab for the best conversation starter)

My Chicago Cubs hat

and my kid

Los Campesinos t-shirts

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Plymouth Argyle pennant I have in my car
Plymouth Argyle shirt
Bottom t-shirt
Being very tall

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Was at a stadium gig in Cardiff once and a guy gestured to my tracksuit top and asked where I got that, so I told him that I had got it in Foot Locker. “Where?” I explained that the one I got it in was in Glasgow, but I’m sure there are branches in most city centres, at which I left him to it.

My friend pointed out very shortly after that the guy was asking about the hotdog I was holding.

(I realise this isn’t strictly what you were asking for, but there you go)

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Took me a while, this one.

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I was in the bakery aisle of the supermarket years ago. I asked my wife whether we’d need multiple packets of flatbreads or not.

A guy looked over at me and sang “YOU WANT A PITTA POCKET OR TWO?” then walked off with his trolley, chuckling to himself.

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“Foot Locker”
“WHAT DID YOU JUST FUCKING SAY TO ME?”

(sounds like fuck off if they’re not listening carefully)

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Gatecrashed a private party in a bar in Cambridge, someone had the same tote bag from a pretty niche experimental / noise festival in Brighton as me

That was good!

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Having a big nose. Was awkward because I didn’t think they qualified as part of the big nose community.

People asking me in Supermarkets if they would mind me getting them something from the top shelf, as i’m tall.

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Whether Dr Oetker was a Nazi. Was having a phone conversation with my wife in the supermarket and she asked for a Dr Oetker pizza. I joked I wouldn’t get one for her and an old lady overheard and was horrified, asked a lot about other food brands I don’t buy for moral reasons.

Didn’t have the heart to tell her that I actually fucking love a Dr Oetker pizza.

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Last year a girl (early 20s) in the toilets at Reading Festival declared I was her from the future and asked to get a picture with me, and she included it in her festival post on Instagram, referring to me as her twin, which was very cute :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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