Excuse #2: Someone I know might recognize me
If someone recognizes you, they are in the Toad Kingdom as well! Nothing to be embarrassed about.
Everyone is in it together – and a basic etiquette exists among most members – even most of the Toads. “I didn’t see you and you didn’t see me – capiche?”
However, if both of you are comfortable and find a neutral way to address the idea, you may just find a new partner in crime. Best case scenario, though, you now know that the hot guy on the 2nd floor of your building is single. Woo Hoo!