Just a few moments ago, I stepped up onto a stair master and a guy further down the row said something my way. At the time, I didn't understand what
he said. I've seen him up here plenty of times throughout the years--I don't think I could estimate how many. I read people pretty well, pick up on
body language and such, and I've always got a bit of an off feeling from him. Sometimes he'd look my way, almost with some kind of negativity. He
always seemed like he was angry (not at me, though) or had a chip on his shoulder. I'll note, though, I'm not the type to let my readings influence
the way I treat others--I do my best to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. I, myself, have often been on the receiving end of premature,
superficial judgment and dismissal, so I don't let myself do it to others (of course I'll get an impression, but like I said, I don't maintain it,
especially not if I end up conversing with the person).
Well, he came up to me after he finished and asked me, "yo, are you in the cult." For obvious reasons, that "cult" word didn't register with me. "The
colt?" I replied? "What's the colt?"
He spelled the word out for me. I don't think I've ever been approached and asked such a simultaneously disturbing, random, and blunt question in my
life. I answered no, and asked what cult he was referring to.
He said, "I used to live in Minneapolis, and the Cult was really big up there." Again, I asked its name, but he said, "it doesn't matter which one,
there are a bunch up there." Then he made it even weirder by saying: "you walk just like them."
"I WALK just like the people in the cults?" And he said, "yeah, I see you up here all the time, and you're just like them. It's the way you move."
Awkwardly, I replied, "uh, I guess maybe I'm in one and just don't know it?" In a way, I was making light of the situation. I was almost
"Oh no, You'd know if you were in one." He said.
At no time did he ask in a hostile manner. He had a bit of a knowing look in his eyes and creepy smile on his face.
"It's in Minneapolis?" I asked, "can I ask what one is called?"
He said yes, and then said there are plenty. "You sure you're not in one?" He asked again, with the creepy smile even worse.
I said no, and he said "you just move exactly like them (the people in these cults).
He was beginning to walk away, and I said "oh well, I don't really know how to take that, heh. Have a good one."
Does anyone have ANY idea what that was all about? I was legitimately creeped out by it. Definitely interested in anyone shedding some light on that
conversation, or what he might have meant by "moving like I'm in a cult."
edit on 30-9-2016 by Achilles92x because: (no reason given)