I had a little story that I wanted to just post in a chatty thread, but then I figured it’d be more fun to make it into a thread and let others share similar stories. I’m sure some people have them!
Maybe “soldiers” in the title is a strong term; it doesn’t necessarily have to be about people who are like massive fans, but just interesting encounters with LP fans that happen randomly. I doubt my story involves someone who would be on this forum, for instance.
Anyways, I will be moving into a new apartment within 2 weeks, and the landlord asked me to make photocopies of the contract to send to him. He insisted on me making photocopies with a printer (rather than taking good pics), so I had to take it to an internet cafe to get it scanned. While I was there I was looking at the prices and it said “Scanning: 1 euro” which I found out meant per page. So my 19-page contract would cost me 19 euros, just for a simple scan. Given that I was already feeling depressed going into the place, that knowledge sure didn’t do my mood any favours.
While I was waiting for the document to go through the scanner, the guy working there clearly noticed my tattoo because he asked “Linkin Park fan?”. From what I’ve gathered, Ireland doesn’t have a big LP fanbase, so I was pretty surprised that he noticed a small tattoo from the opposite side. In response I just said yes, and told him I had gone to see Mike last March. Barely any conversation about it besides that, but still there were some good vibes. Then when I was ready to pay, having surrendered to the fact that I was gonna have to lay down 19 euros for a 30-second scan, he was like thinking about it for a moment and made it clear he was not gonna charge me that. I was thinking he was just going to punch off a few euros, but he only charged me 5 euro for the whole contract.
I’m not sure if the short LP conversation had anything to do with him reducing the price, though I like to think it did, or at least the vibes he got from it because he said something about me seeming nice (even though I wasn’t happy while I was there). Anyways, that encounter overall and the nice gesture sure made me feel better by the time I walked out of the place than when I’d come in.
Anyone else got stories about randomly encountering an LP fan in daily life?