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It's a beautiful thing to reunite with an old childhood love, but to do that, you have to be sure that you're talking to the right person. And, oh, try to leave 9/11 out of your pick up approach.

Redditor whatsupbrooklyn got a cringey series of messages from an alleged "old flame" that's even more awkward than middle school.

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(Note: "What's up?" "The sky"?? Grow up, dude.)

And then it gets even worse.

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As if the poster wouldn't remember who she had dated, this creepy dude tries to convince her otherwise, with a tale of "when the towers fell."

Oh no.

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This dude is as best, delusional, and at worst, trying to implant memories like some sort of Inception or reverse Eternal Sunshine maneuver, because his history of high-stakes kisses seems highly unlikely.

Plus, his logic is flawed: everyone knows where they were on 9/11.

That's part of what makes 9/11, you know, 9/11.