Today was a bit strange. I don't often venture into west London. But I found myself out by Paddington. It was fine to begin with, but it was pretty early, so I decided to go for breakfast. There's a nice area near Paddington with some cafes and restaurants, but it took me an age to find it, and because it was really quiet and I was on my own, I felt a bit odd when people were walking behind me.
Later on, when it was a bit busier, I'd walked to a shopping centre, again the shops inside weren't open but I was being nosey and having a walk around since the main centre was open. As I was leaving, I saw two Indian chaps. One of them approached me, obviously put up to it a bit by his mate and mumbled for a bit before he said he was really sorry but he was a bit shy, but that he really wanted to be my friend. I really didn't know how to take it, I presumed it was some sort of chat up thing, but since I felt as though I'd been dragged through a hedge backwards as the wind had made my hair go crazy, I wasn't sure!
I don't think I've ever been approached like that before and I was already feeling a bit wierded out by the quietness. I politely said I was sorry and declined, which I think was the right thing to do, but overall I just found it very odd.
I then went into Hyde Park, where dogs seemed to be following me as well!!
Just a very strange day. I think I'll stick to East London!
Anyone else had any odd meetings with strangers like this?