Cast your minds back to March 2009, if you can. I don’t remember what I did for the entirety of the month – but I know that I’d just broken up with my first serious girlfriend and was going through my first significant phase of sleeping around a bit.
I also remember that Vegas, a friend of mine from the other side of the world, who was living at the other end of the country, came to my town to celebrate her 21st birthday with me and some other friends. The day after the main celebration we ended up at a flat party, purely by chance – we ran into friends who were also going there and they invited us – and at Vegas’ request more than anything else, I made out with this guy. I later discovered Vegas had filmed it and the video is still floating around on Facebook somewhere.
Fast forward to right now, Vegas is once again in my city, this time for Christmas, and I was relating to her the story of Green Jumper Man and suddenly it struck me – it’s Green Jumper Man in the video from almost three years ago. We went and watched the video just to check, and it is him.
How weird that both encounters with him should happen when Vegas is in the country? What are the odds? I’ve never seen him between times but up he pops (no pun intended) after all this time. Weird.
And I still don’t have my bag back.