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Title: Why do I feel like I've done this before, even though I haven't?
Post by: Polaris on 18/07/2008 22:59:16
have you ever experienced this? like,when you are in a situation that you feel you've already been there,but in fact you never were there. like when you have dinner with some guy,you feel you already did that before,but in fact you guys just met yesterday!

i dont think its "beforelife", but what is it?



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Title: Re: Why do I feel like I've done this before, even though I haven't?
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 18/07/2008 23:21:42
It's called deja vu.
Title: Re: Why do I feel like I've done this before, even though I haven't?
Post by: paul.fr on 18/07/2008 23:37:48
It's called deja vu.

I'm sure you have said that before  [:D]
Title: Re: Why do I feel like I've done this before, even though I haven't?
Post by: paul.fr on 18/07/2008 23:44:40
After Quasimodo’s death, the bishop of the Cathedral of Notre Dame sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was needed. The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went up into the belfry to begin the screening process.

After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills, he had decided to call it a day when an armless man approached him and announced that he was there to apply for the bell ringer’s job.

The bishop was incredulous: “You have no arms!”

“No matter.” said the man, “Observe!” And he began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the carillon.

The bishop listened in astonishment, convinced he had finally found a suitable replacement for Quasimodo. But suddenly, rushing forward to strike a bell, the armless man tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in the street below. The stunned bishop rushed to his side.

When he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moments before. As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of them asked, “Bishop, who was this man?”

“I don’t know his name,” the bishop sadly replied, “but his face rings a bell.”
Title: Re: Why do I feel like I've done this before, even though I haven't?
Post by: Polaris on 19/07/2008 00:29:21
thank you so much paul!
but is that related to dejavu?
Title: Re: Why do I feel like I've done this before, even though I haven't?
Post by: paul.fr on 19/07/2008 00:59:11
thank you so much paul!
but is that related to dejavu?

Sometimes I think nobody understands humour. Dejavu, "that rings a bell"...get it?
Title: Re: Why do I feel like I've done this before, even though I haven't?
Post by: Polaris on 19/07/2008 01:26:44
thank you so much paul!
but is that related to dejavu?

Sometimes I think nobody understands humour. Dejavu, "that rings a bell"...get it?


sorry Paul! my bad,but forgive me my first language isnt english,i have problems like this all the time:(
Title: Re: Why do I feel like I've done this before, even though I haven't?
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 19/07/2008 08:10:03
Polaris - to say "that rings a bell" means it is familiar. For instance, you may say "Do you remember when John had a green Volkswagen?" to which someone may reply "That rings a bell". In other words you've made them remember something.
Title: Re: Why do I feel like I've done this before, even though I haven't?
Post by: paul.fr on 19/07/2008 09:44:27
sorry Paul! my bad,but forgive me my first language isnt english,i have problems like this all the time:(

Not a problem. Most people fail to understand my humour.
Title: Re: Why do I feel like I've done this before, even though I haven't?
Post by: Polaris on 19/07/2008 12:41:39
Polaris - to say "that rings a bell" means it is familiar. For instance, you may say "Do you remember when John had a green Volkswagen?" to which someone may reply "That rings a bell". In other words you've made them remember something.
thank you Beaver!!!