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dox (31 posts) Click to send private message to dox Click to check IP address of the poster
14-Apr-01, 08:52 AM (PDT)
"running into providers"
A couple of days ago I went to lunch with a couple of colleagues. Halfway through the meal I saw two Asian girls walk in with a guy. Lo and behold, I actually recognized both of them as girls working at an AMP I had just recently visited!

Nervous and curious at the same time, I sneaked peeks at them throughout the rest of lunch just to see what they were doing with the guy. Looks like the lucky guy was taking out 2 ATFs to lunch and the girls were very touchy feely. Fortunately the girls either didn't see me, didn't recognize me, or were nice enough to not acknowledge me.

An interesting episode to break up the monotonous work day, but makes me realize the risk of playing close to work!

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NBad (91 posts) Click to send private message to NBad Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
14-Apr-01, 09:26 AM (PDT)
1. "RE: running into providers"
Has happened to me twice. They are very good and would never do anything to harm your trust. My experience, at Nordstroms, was a glance. I looked and looked. She turned and smiled and kept walking with her friends.
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TheGreek (332 posts) Click to send private message to TheGreek Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
14-Apr-01, 11:04 AM (PDT)
2. "This is too dilliciously easy..."
>My experience, at Nordstroms, was a glance.
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JJ2U (122 posts) Click to send private message to JJ2U Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
14-Apr-01, 02:40 PM (PDT)
3. "RE: running into providers"
I was at a very popular warehouse store and looked up in line and saw that the woman standing in line with me was a VERY popular provider that most everyone on this board knows of.She was with her significant other and quite frankly I believe we both handled the situation just fine as I too was with my significant other. Quick glances with eye contact and we both moved on.
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redrum (6 posts) Click to send private message to redrum Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
14-Apr-01, 02:48 PM (PDT)
4. "RE: running into providers"
I was at the Oakland Airport with my significant other waiting for a flight to LA. Up to the desk walks two Asian woman that I saw at an Amp. They look at me I at them and smile. My s.o. sees this and ask if I know them and I say yes from the health club. I was not lying ..right. Massage is healthy!
Any way they saw what happened and were cool. My shirt was soaked when I got on the plane and I think I had a load in my pants!
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escritic (1409 posts) Click to send private message to escritic Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
14-Apr-01, 03:24 PM (PDT)
5. "RE: running into providers"

Maybe the guy is their friend?

I don't see why running into a provider in public is such a big deal.

They are people and have social life also. Running into them is just a basis of chance.

I myself don't care if a provider greets me in public. First of all, not many people would know of her 'job'. Second, those who recognize her are probably in this hobby like you also. On top of that, I don't even care if people find out of me hanging out with a provider. However, I can understand that you don't feel the same way because of your loved ones or whatever reasons.

I think the 'guilt' and 'shame' from associating with a provider are socially injected. But that doesn't mean you have to be bounded by them.


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headhunter (43 posts) Click to send private message to headhunter Click to check IP address of the poster
15-Apr-01, 08:27 AM (PDT)
6. "RE: running into providers"
Good points. I ran into a provider once at, of all places, Fry's. We chatted a bit in line, talked about her purchases, and she left with a "call me". No biggie...if my SO was there, I would have said she was a business contact...which again isn't quite a lie. And since I see clients all day long, well...

OTOH, I would assume that a provider would be savvy enough to keep things quiet if she did see you with your SO in publis...of am I just being naive?

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510Cyclops (187 posts) Click to send private message to 510Cyclops Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
15-Apr-01, 01:39 PM (PDT)
8. "RE: running into providers"
Good afternoon to you all!
I had a brief meeting with Brittany from the GG.
I was shopping for vacation clothes in Old Navy in San Leandro when Brittany came in with her boyfriend in tow.... I recognized her and she recognized me!!! She was wearing a super tight tye died t-shirt which accented her aftermarkets and I'm sure attracted a lot of attention. I couldnt help but look, but I kept to myself, she didnt stick around to see if I'd blow her cover. She left her boyfriend and went to another shop!
I smiled the entire way back to my car....you see I was with her the day before
Cyclops


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jitrudi (42 posts) Click to send private message to jitrudi Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
15-Apr-01, 01:47 PM (PDT)
9. "just dont blow their cover"
and they wont blow yours...

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TheBopper (197 posts) Click to send private message to TheBopper Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
15-Apr-01, 02:06 PM (PDT)
10. "RE: running into providers"
I've befriended quite a few of the AMP girls and recently went out to dinner with one of them who brought along a friend that wanted to get to know me. We were in the bar getting drinks before sitting down to eat and I was paying a lot of attention to the new girl, so a guy came over and started talking to my AMP friend. I cracked up when his 3rd question to her was what does she do. She just said she wasn't working right now.
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Strong (968 posts) Click to send private message to Strong Click to check IP address of the poster
15-Apr-01, 07:11 PM (PDT)
11. "RE: running into providers"
I've run into two providers so far and both of them did not know I was there. I saw one at Marine World and the other at a department store. That was about three years ago and they both do not run ads anymore.
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archie (7 posts) Click to send private message to archie Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
23-Apr-01, 05:30 PM (PDT)
12. "RE: running into providers"
Had a worrying few moments this past weekend after bumping into a provider whilst out with my significant other.

It was in a clothes store in and the provider in question was paying for some stuff at the cashier next to us.

I know she recognized me but had the savvy not to either say or make any sign of recognition.

The amusing part of the story for me was that as I was paying for our stuff the provider in question pulled out a wad of nice crisp $20 bills. I couldn't help but think that I had effectively paid for both sets of purchases !!!

Chalk this close call down the cost of being a hobbyist.

I might add that she bought some very hot looking items that had me thinking about giving her a call again - this time wearing the clothes she bought on Saturday !!

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Greyhawk (154 posts) Click to send private message to Greyhawk Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
23-Apr-01, 06:44 PM (PDT)
13. "RE: running into providers"
Covered this on another thread, but actually sat behind a provider I had seen on an airplane ride to a vacation spot. My girlfriend next to me, the provider in front of me, and her boyfriend across the aisle from her. (full flight!) We had eye contact at baggage, but no other indications until my next visit to her. I was worried initially, but she was cool about it.

-Grey

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AMPFan (574 posts) Click to send private message to AMPFan Click to check IP address of the poster
23-Apr-01, 08:53 PM (PDT)
14. "RE: running into providers"
Ran into one in Chinatown, and ran into another in, uh, Chinatown. By a peculiar coincidence, I was walking with my wife both times. Thank goodness these ladies practice discretion.
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