While searching for a bathroom, this tidbit caught my attention:
"I've been a fan of yours for a while. I am your stalker -- your academic stalker -- I hope you realize this."
I didn't know either person, but it appeared to be a grad student introducing herself to a faculty member. They were still talking when I came out, so either this seemed less weird to the faculty member than it did to me or ending awkward conversations wasn't her strong suit.