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Does it bother you when somebody you used to know ignores you?

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I passed a person I used to know in a public place, but was struggling to hold my son so didn't say anything. Neither did they. Perhaps they didn't see me. So what then was their excuse when we were both in the same place when my family and I were celebrating my son's baptism?

Does it bother you when somebody you used to know ignores you?

Would you consider the latter situation rude or am I expecting too much?

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I think 'used to know' is the key. I would not be offended. Time passes and people move on, it's part of life.
I would say that it was rude. Plain old rude.
That is a very difficult question, Vee.

It all depends on several things -I have sometimes pretended I did not see someone while walking as I do not feel like stoppin gand talking, however in everyday life if I saw someone I knew, I think I would always say hello.

It would annoy me if they didnt know me and I knew them which did used to happen a lot to me when I first came to Perth.
by Finy
I agree with Gayle. If you 'used to know' them there is a reason for it and if they fail to acknowledge you it shouldn't bother you too much. In most cases I find it easy to move on.
I had a friend do it to me in a shopping centre.
I smiled, and waited for her to stop and talk.....but she just gave a half a smile, you know the one....and kept Walking!!!!

I have since been still good friends, but she is a very strong woman in all her dealings with people, so one doesn't want to get on her bad side...In fact a tad over the top.

I was shocked , and it did make me stop and think 'what-the' just happened?

In my experience on this planet, you just never know....
Put it down to people being 'weird' and Thank Goodness we are not like that.
Total rudeness. Met a woman at a function. Two days' later she was seated 6 seats from me in an auditorium. I tried to attract her attention several times', to no avail. When programme had finished & we stood up to exit, I was actually able to call out to her.
Her response was very interesting. It was 'oh, hi'.
But her body language was very telling. She had reached a point she had to acknowledge me, but it was in a 'false' tone & action. She made darn sure she got 'her skates on' so I couldn't catch up with her!
Grrr! Rude people.
Not at all.
by Rice
If its deliberate I'd be quite annoyed and I'd make a point of going over and saying gello. If its a walk by, half the time I'm thinking of other things and not expecting to see anyone I know so it can be easy not to see someone you know pass by.
no it does not bother me.
I would take no notice of this as I often miss seeing people when out and about, they see me before I see them. I really just am not looking at the people I pass by, so I sometimes miss someone I know.
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