If I bumped into someone, who happened to be called John, yesterday, and I am telling someone else of the encounter, would I say:
I happened to meet John yesterday.
I happened to have met John yesterday.
The question, in other words, is this:
Does the sense of past lie in the act of 'happening,' or the act of 'meeting,' or in both. It confuses me because a) I already happened to meet [?] him, and b) I already 'met' him.
Thank you in advance.