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Old May 30th, 2005, 07:12 PM
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Default Looking for passenger from Zuiderdam 5-21-05 sailing

Hi...this is a little strange but I'm looking to contact a passenger that was on the Zuiderdam's 05-21-05 sailing. You were the guy that I kept running into EVERYWHERE and I kept feeling prompted to ask who you were and why there seemed to be a connection but I would always chicken out.

We were on the tender returning from Half Moon Cay I think, then in the elevator together (you let my boyfriend and I off and said something like "It was nice elevatoring with you" *cute* :-) ) We walked into the Piano bar and you were there, in the Lido restaurant you walked up to speak to some friends and I was sitting right there next to them, then as my boyfriend and I were walking into the disco one night, you were walking out, then as we were walking out later, you were walking back in. The last night of the cruise, for some reason I decided to take a different route thru the casino, turned to my right just as you looked up from the slot machine at me ( I think I actually jumped from the surprise to be running into you yet again!).

It was funny because I had just been talking to my boyfriend about you and all these chance encounters and I told him if I saw you again, I was going to talk to you but when I saw you right after I'd said that, it freaked me out so much I just kept walking. Also, when we were looking for our photos, guess who's photo was just above ours? Yours! All of this may just be a coincidence I suppose but I don't really believe in coincidences so...

Here's the thing...When I looked at your photo, I remember thinking that you look a lot like my biological father did when he was younger. He wasn't really in my life after 1969 or so but my sister and I were told that we have a half brother somewhere and that's all we know. My father died a few years ago and we were never told anything else about the son he had. I don't think he was in this child's life either. I just keep wondering if there is any possibility that that would explain that weird instant connection I felt when I saw you on the tender or if I just kept seeing you on the ship because I did recognize you from the tender ( kind of like when you buy a car and suddenly you see that car everywhere). I don't know...I'm rambling. I just felt a lot of regret that I didn't walk up to you, introduce myself and figure out why I felt I was supposed to meet you. I also saw you at breakfast in the Lido the last morning but you were with a group so...again I did nothing. Just seems like with 2700 people on board that the odds are you won't keep running in to the same one person over and over again if theres not a reason.

Anyway, if you by "coincidence" run across this page, feel free to contact me. I'm not a freak, I promise...well, I may be a little strange because I'm doing this. Jeeeez, just wish I'd said hello or something...would have been a lot easier that this!

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Old May 31st, 2005, 01:15 PM
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Default Re: Looking for passenger from Zuiderdam 5-21-05 sailing

What a wonderful story! I hope it turns out to be the way you think it could be! I think you should write a letter to Oprah or Ellen Degeneres. This is soooo cool. Let us know if you hear from him again.

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