Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Girl on the Other Platform.


The girl on the other side of the train platform was Me that day 4 years ago. I took this picture about a month ago at the Secacus Train Station & that guy has no idea I took that picture, & probably never will. What a shame, he looks like he's looking off in the distance...waiting for a dream. I wonder if he ever found it?

Well off to the platform story. See, instead of blogger, twitter, & facebook, there used to an online site called Myspace. I was addicted. Yes, I did the myspace poses for my pictures, had the pictures of my favorite stuff everywhere, and had a ridicolous amount of friends I never knew. I even had formed a myspace group for fans of the movie Blade Runner. So one day a certain gentleman joined that group & we started to chat about the movie & other things. He was about 6 years older than me. I honestly didn't think much of him then, just another face that I would never know in person, never get to meet or touch. Myspace was very impersonal & fake to me.

One day I took the train home from college. I got my lil train ticket & then walked up to the platform. It was cold so I had a lot of stuff in my hands & my big winter coat. The one thing I feared was losing my ticket in all this stuff, so I tuck the ticket up behind my ear. It sounds a lil dumb, but I then knew where it was. I waited for the train on the platform & noticed a few people on the other platform opposite me. I remember thinking how creepy would it be if someone put a mirror on the other platform so you would look and see yourself. I'd probably freak. Soon the train came, and I rushed on with the mass of people, found a seat, and dreamed.

Later that day when I finally got home I checked my Myspace to which I got this message from that Myspace group guy, whom which I didn't even realize lived near me,

"Hey Melanie! This may sound weird, but I think I saw you today. I was at the train station sitting on the platform to go to Princeton & saw a chick with her ticket behind her ear. Was that you?? It looked just like you?"

I blinked in shock. What are the odds?!?!?!?! From that day on we've been cyber friends ever since. He saw me through a few breakups, I helped him through breakups as well, jobs, college, and messes. It's been about going on about 4 years.

But the catch here is. We've never really met. We've only ever talked on aim. It's funny. The only time we came close to meeting was that day on the platform. Well the finally in 2009, he wants to actually meet me. We've tried meeting up at the Renaissance Faire but I was too sick. So now he told me, "I wanna meet you before the end of the year." He told me this about 3 weeks ago and I reminded myself of this fact today. Hmmmm...Should I? Should I meet a this guy friend I've never kinda met?

I've realized doing one different thing in your daily routine can cause the weirdest yet coolest change of events. For example, joining blogger. It's introduced me to soo many people that I never would have met. NEVER. I'm grateful for these friendships I'm creating. I need you guys in my life right now. I like having my platform friend too. He's that person that will throw ya a text if he hasn't heard from ya in a while. We have very similar likes, and he's only an hour away from me.

I don't know what's kept me from meeting him. He's not a psycho so no worries there too. hehe. I know what he looks like, he is cute, but we've only been just friends for years so I wouldn't expect anything more on a get-together so again no pressure there. I think I should meet him. It probably will be awkward for a bit in the beginning, but who knows? I gotta do things differently to move on. I have to let new people in my life if they are trying to be a part of it. I'm a creature of habit like I've said. I sometimes need a lil push forward to enter a store, talk to this or that person, a push towards the right direction.

A push. Just a lil push can make all the difference.

Would you go meet him? Maybe just maybe I'd make a new friend. Should I? *Thinking*

21 comments:

Jennifer Fabulous said...

OMG this is SUCH a good story!! I can't believe he saw you, out of all those people! That's actually kind of amazing.
Well, here is my opinion. Obviously this guy has been a good friend to you for a long time now. I know it's creepy and dangerous to meet people from online, but in this case I think you should do it. BUT, I think you should definitely meet in a public place. And tell everyone where you're going and what his name is!
Are you going to do it??
I can't wait to find out what happens! This is so exciting! :D

Leah said...

Melanie, one word: GO. I don't want you to look back and regret the chance to meet him in person. If you're scared, choose a safe place where there are lots of people. You've connected with him for years and I guess you know each other quite well. Don't commit the same mistake that my friend did, she's always saying "he was the one who got away." Take the chance, who knows it might be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Keep us posted!

angel6033 said...

THis is so odd, but it happens often, I have many cyber friends that have been s supportive sometimes even more than my real friends, unfortunately mine are all girls, and honestly if I had the chance I would meet them and hang out with them in a heartbeat. Since you are sure he is not a psycho lol I think you should go for it. I mean 4 years? Its time lol and whats the worst that can happen???

Susan R. Mills said...

I think you should go, but I'd take someone with me. I know you said he isn't a creep or anything, but you never know. You'll have to give us an update when you meet him.

Keith said...

I've made some great friends that I originally met online. They became friends in the real world as well. Go for it. I wish you the best.

DesBisoux said...

awesome story, Mel! Honnestly, please go for! i wanna know how it goes!
xxx

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woodlandsblonde said...

I would go...definitely a public place just in case!! I know you 'know' him...but to be on the safe side. He sounds like he's given you a lot of support and that he'd be great to meet face to face :)!

good luck!

The Pocket Stylist said...

Meet him. I love your blog I think I will follow!!!

Tights Lover said...

That is quite a story! I agree with the comments above. You should meet him, but in a public place. Good luck!

Jaime said...

Wow what a story! I think I would meet him... I am a big believer of fate and things happening for a reason. Just tell people where you are, meet in a public place, etc. to be safe! :) Oh, and let us know what happens!

The Novelista Barista said...

thats crazy!!!! i think u should go meet him... i have friends i met through blogger that i plan on meeting one day!!!
i mean if hes that close to you u should def go! why not? go to a bar, bring ur friends, meet up... it would be interesting! maybe hes the love of ur life!!!!!!!!!!!!
pleaseee let me know what happens ! that sounds like a movie!

OceanDreams said...

If you are ready to meet him, I would say go for it! Chances are if you connect online and then it will be even better in person. I have met one bloggy person and she was just as sincere a she appeared to be on her blog! I think meeting people from online can be scary, but if you have known them long enough and meet them in a public locations you shouldn't have to worry. Just be beautiful you and I am sure you will have a blast! Oh and how crazy that he recognized you, that is simply amazing.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Melanie! Just wanted to stop by and thank you for following my blog. You have such an interesting blog - this story is amazing - just be careful!!!
If you do go, please bring someone with you and don't give out your address right away (just in case). Do you know anyone who has met him before? That may be good to check out first! Take care and good luck, I'll be back soon see what you decided!

Sandy said...

Life is made of thin threads my girl. I think you know the story of how Barry and I met. If I hadn't picked up the phone, who knows where we would be. Life is about taking chances and as long as you're careful about it ... I SAY GO FOR IT! LOL
Keep us posted ... I'm so excited to hear how this turns out ... but remember ... no pressure.

Blondie said...

Mel! GO!!!! Things like this don't just happen. There is a reason. My boyfriend and I reconnected on Facebook after going to 6th grade together. You just never know. Don't question it, just have fun with it! Thanks so much for the sweet comments on my novel post honey. You are too kind. Kori xoxo

Barry said...

Melanie, if you keep doing what you're doing you'll keep getting what you're getting.

If you're happy with that then keep things as they are. If you're not (and I know you're not), then definitely meet him! Take a chance, just be cautious. If you don't you'll always wonder. Wouldn't it be great if you two hit it off?

There are many people on-line I'd meet in a second if I could.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh everybody Thank you Thank you for the comments!! I think I am going to meet him in a very public place. There are so many of you that I would meet at the drop of a hat like Barry you said. I don't know why this guy I just never met. I really wish I could invent a teleporter like on Star Trek. Things would be so much easier. Love you guys!! *HUGS*

drollgirl said...

this is exciting! and it is just that little push that you need! and you have known him for a while, so it shouldn't be too terribly scary. and if it helps, maybe think of it as two pen pals meeting at long last vs. a date. but if the sparks fly when you meet, you can try for more!

i am so excited for you! and a tad bit jealous! :)

Steph said...

I'd def. meet up with him if I were you!

I'm trying to imagine a train ticket behind my ear & just can't picture it :)

radiogael said...

You should totally go for it!

At the very worst, you'll have a fun day and it'll be interesting to see what happens. At the best...you could wake up 3 years from now with this guy beside you to watch some early morning Blade Runner

Best of luck!
xx

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