(Closed) (Advice) Do you know any bees IRL?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What would you do if you saw someone you know on the bee?
    Tell them : (14 votes)
    41 %
    Don't tell them : (20 votes)
    59 %
  • Post # 4
    1735 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I didn’t vote because my reaction would depend on how well I know that person. If she’s a really close friend, I’d definitely be excited to see her and I’d shoot her a message ASAP. If she’s someone I haven’t seen in a while or that I’m not particularly close to, I’ll probably keep my mouth shut. I post a lot of stuff on these boards, including personal things, and I don’t need someone I’m only acquainted with in real life knowing any of my drama. (But for some reason having a million strangers from around the world knowing my personal business is just fine. Ha!)

    Post # 5
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’ve recognised someone I know in real life and haven’t told them. They currently post on the waiting board and I suspect given what I know about their relationship and partner that they might be very embarassed if they knew they weren’t as anonymous as they thought they were.

    Post # 7
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think it depends on the situation (like if they post a lot of emotional threads vs ring/dress threads) and how well I knew them. To be honest, if someone I knew recognized me on here I’d want them to tell me. I’m not one for posting personal details of my life, but a heads up would be nice. 

    Post # 8
    7680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999
    Post # 9
    3638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Ignorance on both ends is certainly bliss.

    Post # 10
    181 posts
    Blushing bee

    I -semi- know a bee. She posted a pic of her and her husband (soon to be at the time, back when I was a lurker) and I recognized him! He and I went to the same jr. high and high school. Im not saying anything to her, though, because she hasnt posted on here in ages. It was pretty cool though.. seeing them together all cute and happy. And Ive seen him out and about in town but Im not going to be a creeper and say, “oh I saw you and your wife on this site I post on”. Lol.

    Ps.. if anyone knows me in real life.. say hi! 😀

    Post # 11
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If it was a close friend I’d say hey. 

    If it was just a random acquaintance I’d probably leave it.

    Just doing as I’d want someone else to do. (I’d feel awkward if someone I didn’t know that well started messaging me about knowing me in person, but get a good laugh out of it if someone I was close to caught me and was on here too.)

    Post # 12
    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I know one, who went to my high school. When I saw a photo of her, i did send her a message just to say “hi.” I kinda felt like if I didn’t, it would be creepy. 

    Not that I post a lot of stuff on here I wouldn’t want anyone to know, but I think I’d rather someone say something to me too. 

    Post # 13
    4035 posts
    Honey bee

    @fvsoccer:  I know what you mean! This just happened to me as well 😉

    Post # 14
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I do, and its awkward! She doesn’t know I know though.

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