Weird Guy at My College.

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    Feb 27, 2013 8:22 PM GMT
    Sometimes after class, I sit at the same little table with some friends all huddled over our laptops talking about stuff, laughing, "hey look at this video"...stuff like that. Sometimes we do homework too.

    But theres this guy we call "the ghost". Nobody knows who he is. We don't know what his name is, or where he comes from. He's a normal-looking black guy in our age-group.
    Basically he magically appears and hovers around us, moving from seat to seat looking over our shoulders to see what we're doing, and by looking, I mean he literally puts his face close to our heads. If we laugh, he laughs. If we turn down the volume of whatever it is, he stays. We just ignore him or get uncomfortable, but when you look directly at him, he moves.
    Actually I remember being in the town library watching a movie when I realized some guy was directly over my shoulder watching the screen. I think it was the same guy. When I turned and tried to ask him what he wanted he got nervous and walked away quickly.

    The thing is, it's been at least 2 years, and NOBODY has confronted him. We talk about it when he goes away, but everyone is all, "don't want confrontation"...so I've offered to deal with it. But what do I do? If he is autistic or something, I have to be careful. If he's just normal and creepy, I'm probably gonna be super blunt.
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 27, 2013 8:26 PM GMT
    Do you even know his name??? Because that's a start.
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    Feb 27, 2013 8:35 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidDo you even know his name??? Because that's a start.


    None of us have any idea. The issue is, we don't really want him to stay. I'm considering having everyone at the table look at him at the same time to see what he does.
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    Feb 27, 2013 9:08 PM GMT
    But...that student...died 20 years ago....

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    Feb 27, 2013 9:10 PM GMT
    He's probably one of those weird RJers that posts stupid threads asking why he's always single and nobody likes him.
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    Feb 27, 2013 9:11 PM GMT

    Is he in ur class? or does he just come up to u guys while yall are at the table?

    be like "bro, ew, who the fuck are you?"

    jk, dont say that, but still. That's really fucking weird, especially if he is not even in ur class....
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    Feb 27, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    Sounds like some sort of psychosis. Two years and he hasn't hurt anyone so he's probably harmless. Be kind.
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    Obviously "normal" people don't act that way. So he's probably the special type
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    He may have some type of learning disability.

    Just try to engage him in conversation the next time he comes by your table. Say hello and introduce yourself (only give him your first name).

    If he engages you back, you might learn something about him. If he runs away, then you know he probably has a disability.

    If he is not acting aggressively, just be friendly.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 27, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    Look at him and say, "hey dude check this out"
    Then bring up one of those web pages where you stare at the screen and then a few seconds later a picture of a monster pops up
    Then when he falls back on his butt you can offer to help him up, of course if he goes all crazy, you better leave town, because he's probably going to come after you in your sleep ... as a matter of fact ... do you make sure your window and doors are locked when you go to bed ... and do you check under your bed to make sure no one's under there, and in the closet ... no? ... well, you better start icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:46 PM GMT
    FLgator saidHe may have some type of learning disability.

    Just try to engage him in conversation the next time he comes by your table. Say hello and introduce yourself (only give him your first name).

    If he engages you back, you might learn something about him. If he runs away, then you know he probably has a disability.

    If he is not acting aggressively, just be friendly.


    That's seems like pretty good advice.
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidBut...that student...died 20 years ago....

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    I lol'd!!!!!!!!

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    But...that student...died 20 years ago....


    That was a good one!
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    Feb 28, 2013 1:38 AM GMT
    A girl walks around on stilts at my college. I've only seen her 3 times. She isn't the most normal person.
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    Feb 28, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidBut...that student...died 20 years ago....

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    Feb 28, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    Oh for Pete's sake. The guy is probably really introverted and is dying to fit in with the crowd. You and your friends need to stop being pricks and just say "Hi". Not every stranger is a friggin' serial killer.

    There was a guy like that in my high school. He didn't have one single friend in the whole 5 years we were there. He moved away to a university pretty far from home and it turns out one of the "in crowd" kids went there too. Not surprisingly they struck up a conversation one day and within one year they apparently were best friends. Apparently "Shy Guy" was witty, smart and generally a nice guy once people got to know him.

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  • O5vx

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    Feb 28, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    Hey, the guy needs some friends. He might just be very shy. Why not take it upon yourself to introduce yourself and your friends to him? I am sure if he is shy, he will come out of his shell and do the same. There is no need to be mean about it--- he is just a regular student looking for friends and might have some socializing problem.

    I myself have some socializing problem relating to my Asperger's.
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    Feb 28, 2013 3:40 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidBut...that student...died 20 years ago....

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    It was a horrific accident. One afternoon, he was walking across campus to meet Mary Lou to have coffee and study chemistry. Her pert, pretty lips and plaid skirt made him anxious as it was their first time meeting alone and they were both fresh out of high school. As he was walking, a glint of sunlight caught his eye between the amber autumn leaves. Unbeknownst to him, he was simultaneously walking under a ladder while a dark-skinned, hunky maintenance worker was trimming a dogwood tree with a chainsaw. With the sun blinding him, he heard the metal of the chain scraping across the gears, and suddenly, the contraption slipped from the huge handyman's hands and the ragged teeth cut into his skull.
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    Feb 28, 2013 3:43 AM GMT
    O5vx saidHey, the guy needs some friends. He might just be very shy. Why not take it upon yourself to introduce yourself and your friends to him? I am sure if he is shy, he will come out of his shell and do the same. There is no need to be mean about it--- he is just a regular student looking for friends and might have some socializing problem.

    I myself have some socializing problem relating to my Asperger's.
    agreed, and, why are you being so judgmental?
  • RollDontWalk

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    Feb 28, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    AeroNalex saidWe just ignore him or get uncomfortable, but when you look directly at him, he moves.

    The thing is, it's been at least 2 years, and NOBODY has confronted him. We talk about it when he goes away, but everyone is all, "don't want confrontation"...so I've offered to deal with it.

    The issue is, we don't really want him to stay. I'm considering having everyone at the table look at him at the same time to see what he does.

    You're half the problem, right there. Stop being weird to him and introduce yourself to him, ask him his name. Sounds like he's shy and needs a bit of help getting out of his shell.
  • JackDoyle

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    Feb 28, 2013 4:23 AM GMT
    AeroNalex said
    HottJoe saidDo you even know his name??? Because that's a start.


    None of us have any idea. The issue is, we don't really want him to stay. I'm considering having everyone at the table look at him at the same time to see what he does.


    Wow you fucking cunt, that's so mean. why not try and talk to him first, he probably doesn't have any friends, and maybe has a socializing problem
  • imbrad

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    Feb 28, 2013 4:28 AM GMT
    have you tried inviting him to join your lunch? Maybe shut of the computers and have some face-to-face time with the people in your life. You might meet a cool new friend.

    And don't talk about him when he leaves, that's just tacky. Sounds like you are the ones handling the awkward situation with a lack of grace. Sheesh, didn't they teach you anything in finishing school? icon_wink.gif

    Be uncomfortable! It's a wonderful place to grow!