Since my High School years (I’m 40 now) I’ve had a strange ESP-like power that is almost completely useless. It’s a little convoluted, but it has happened so often that I can predict it now. I will be someplace, usually around a good number of people, and I will think I see somebody I know. I will get a closer look and realize that it’s not anyone I know. Then, within a short time (less than an hour) I will run into someone I DO know (not the person I thought I saw.) The thing that makes this odd is that it happens in places where I would not expect to run into these people. It’s not like I live in a small town with a limited sphere of possibilities. It has even happened to me in Spain, where I thought I saw someone I worked with, and then ran into an old girlfriend who I hadn’t spoken to in years.
The first few times it happened were far enough apart that I didn’t think anything of it. But after a few more times I started to realize I had a weird thing going on. After I was married a few years I told my wife about it, and she was appropriately skeptical. Then it happened twice while I was with her and she now believes me.
As far as I can tell, it’s completely useless other than as an interesting story.
So, do any other Dopers have odd “powers”?