This encounter begins with my everyday working week commute to work. As I only live within 5 miles I usually run or cycle there as a way maintaining my fitness. I believe this is relevant to the story because it suggests that I wasn't in some kind of state of sleep but quite the opposite.
This is my first post to the site and I have thought about the event before committing myself to writing this.
The details of the occurrence begin with a cycle to work no different to any other day.
As I came out of an underpass of what is a a busy roundabout and onto a slight ascent 3 quarters into my journey I happened to glance to my right to see a car travelling in the opposite direction. The driver beeps his horn and smiles at me and I recognize him as my colleague from work. He has his window completed down and he waves at me and I pretend to struggle up the hill jokingly panting and wave back.
Nothing really concerned me about what had happened so far but then I realized that he was travelling away from our place of work and was probably going towards the city to work in one of our other school sites.
I arrived at work at 08:00hrs and passed another colleague and told him that I had seen John driving away from the school building and jokingly we cursed him for abandoning us and having to arrange cover sessions for the students.
I got myself ready for the morning and by then other staff had arrived and I inform them that I had seen John and again question whether he'd be with us for the morning at the school. It would have been almost 08:20 by this time.
I exit a classroom and see John walk over to his room with his bag. I called out "where were going earlier" to which he replied "when?"
I state recall passing him in the street and waving at him and he waving back. John appeared to very confused with what I was saying and was adamant that it was not him that I'd seen. I smiled at him and my words were "yeah whatever" but he stated that he driven straight here and that he had only just arrived. John appeared genuinely as confused as I was.
After this revelation I began to feel quite uneasy. I walked back into my room and began to go through the details: same car, the right colour and the fact that it WAS John that I had seen made it no easier to comprehend.
I thought about it the whole day on and off but it was only later in the evening that I began to question the occurance more. If wasn't John who was it? Because it was definitely made to appear in his guise. I then thought of the phenomena of Doppelgangers and this led me to more questions. Looking back the 'John' was very insistent that I see him i.e. Beep his horn with his window down and looking directly at me and waving if anything a bit too animated.