The people you meet at GTGs...

Jun 19th, 2007, 09:40 PM
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The people you meet at GTGs...

Well..this may be a first. I was in San Diego for a wedding this week, and tried to set up a GTG. Didn't get much of a response, and since I was a bit sick at the beginning of my trip I only followed up with one poster...She sugested we meet for a lunch. I got there and it was my sister! She's been posting here on Fodor's for a while (she found it independently of me) and had figured out who I was a little bit earlier, but I didn't have a clue!
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Jun 19th, 2007, 09:54 PM
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Icuy, that is quite a story! I have wondered if sometimes people here really know each other but don't realize it when they are on Fodor's due to the screen names. There was a couple of times I thought friends were Fodorites but after reading several of their posts I realized that they were not. You had a fun lunch I assume!!
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Jun 19th, 2007, 10:26 PM
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OMG lcuy! what a small world! so which poster is she?
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Jun 19th, 2007, 10:45 PM
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What a funny story, icuy! Thanks for sharing it. And, yeah, who is she?
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Jun 20th, 2007, 02:44 AM
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Icuy:

By the process of elimination is your sister nanabee? Will you be posting pictures from your mini GTG?

Small world indeed.

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Jun 20th, 2007, 03:51 AM
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What fun! Your sister must have been beside herself anticipating your reaction to meeting her. I wish I could have been there!
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Jun 20th, 2007, 04:00 AM
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Oh, how funny!!
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Jun 20th, 2007, 04:17 AM
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Now that is a small world indeed! How exciting it must have been. When you first saw her at the meeting point, what was your reaction?

Very cool!
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Jun 20th, 2007, 05:50 AM
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That is hilarious!

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Jun 20th, 2007, 05:56 AM
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Wasn't there a song about this many years ago? the Pina Colada song?
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Jun 20th, 2007, 06:16 AM
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Does anyone remember "The Shop Around the Corner", where two employees of a store were unknowingly writing love letters to each other? Also made into a musical recently.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0033045/
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Jun 20th, 2007, 06:20 AM
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How funny!
 
Jun 20th, 2007, 06:21 AM
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How long did she know you were you (on this board)?
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Jun 20th, 2007, 08:24 AM
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sandybrit - you are very perceptive!
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Jun 20th, 2007, 08:38 AM
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What a rare coincidence! Must be that billion to one chance...
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Jun 20th, 2007, 09:24 AM
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Great story! How fun that must have been, nanbee!
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Jun 20th, 2007, 09:25 AM
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Sorry, nanabee!
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Jun 20th, 2007, 09:39 PM
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I think she figured it out about the time I inquired about having a La Jolla GTG. she was mostly posting on Europe and west coast stuff, but made the donnection when she saw mention of my Vietnam trip!

I had told her I was meeting one of my internet friends that morning...she didn't seem at all interested, so I left without really discussing it. I figured it out when I arrived and there was a "reserved for lcuy" sign on one of the tables, with her sitting there!

Darn! now I can't talk stink about her here. ;-)

She's retiring pretty soon, so I'm thinking we should take a trip together and I will make HER write the report!!
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Jun 20th, 2007, 09:53 PM
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I love your story Icuy..I shared it with a friend today and we had a good laugh. It is precious. I hope you and your sister do get to take a trip together, imagine you two would have a lot of fun.
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