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A few months ago, as I was walking down the street in New York, I saw, at a istance, a man I knew very well heading in my direction. The trouble was that I couldn't remember his name or where I had met him. This is one of those feelings you have especially when, in a foreign city, you run into someone you met back home or the other way around. A face out of context creates confusion.

What is the other way around situation here?

(1)
in a foreign city, someone you met back home runs into you
(2) in your country, someone you met in a foreign country runs into you
(3) in your country, you run into someone you met in a foreign country
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Takain a foreign city, you run into someone you met back home or the other way around.
I'd say:
in your city, someone you met in a foreign city runs into you, mathematically speaking. So #2.

Anyway, I'd say all of them could be "the other way around". It's not clear, but it's not important after all.
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a man I knew very well heading in my direction. The trouble was that I couldn't remember his name or where I had met him.

Are the red partsnot at odds with each other? Emotion: smile

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Hi,

a man I knew very well was heading in my direction. The trouble was that I couldn't remember his name or where I had met him.

Are the red parts not at odds with each other?

Yes, but that's what makes the sentences interesting. ie I know him, but I don't remember these other things about him.

Clive
Hi

If I know someone very well, the least thing I do is I remember his name and can put him somewhere.

Is there something I do not get right?

Or does very well mean I recognize his face instantly?
CliveHi,

a man I knew very well was heading in my direction.
That 'was' is not necessary, Clive. It's:

I saw, at a istance, a man I knew very well heading in my direction.

Now, which the other way around is your pick?
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Hi,

Sorry, I was just responding to the recent post in the thread, without loking at the whole thing. As regards the original post, I'd say the other way around refers to options B and C. I don't see any real difference between these two.

Clive