to wonder if anyone gets the weirdo at the bus stop/doctors waiting room? (tongue in cheek before i get flamed!)

(65 Posts)
mymiraclebubba Thu 27-Feb-14 21:22:51

or is it just me that has the magnet??

Sat in the doctors waiting room tonight - it was empty so plenty of places to sit and yet this woman i have never seen before in my life sits next to me and proceeds to inform me that she has a great cure for men who rape and explains it, then goes on to discuss her experience of thrush and effective positions to sit/stand in so as not to have the need to itch in public - i was mortified!!

I was so relieved when the doctor called me in

AgentZigzag Thu 27-Feb-14 21:29:42

Aww, she was probably lonely.

Not that I like anyone invading my space like.

You should have just coughed on her while looking like you had the plague grin

VivaLeBeaver Thu 27-Feb-14 21:31:05

I get this. On public transport, in the gym, out shopping.

I had someone quiz me about control pants in Primark for ten minutes the other week. Asking me which I thought would be best and telling me about a party she was off to.

mymiraclebubba Thu 27-Feb-14 21:34:29

i know agent but crumbs could she not have picked a more appropriate topic to try and have a conversation about?! i am new to the area so didn't want to be rude but i am definitely wondering about the town we have moved to!! its like something out of League of Gentlemen!

Viva thank god its not just me! I rang DP to offload as i was mortified, and he nearly fell off his chair laughing at me!

AgentZigzag Thu 27-Feb-14 21:35:31

I've always been told I look arsey when I'm out, maybe that's why no-one dares to approaches me?

mymiraclebubba Thu 27-Feb-14 21:37:26

i may have to practice my f**k off and leave me alone face!

AgentZigzag Thu 27-Feb-14 21:37:51

Now I wouldn't mind if Pauline sat next to me to chat about her pens mymiracle, I love my pens too grin

Piffyonarock Thu 27-Feb-14 21:38:17

I am also a magnet for lonely people, my DH laughs his head off at me when we're out and it happens. Mind you, I think there is a rule that there is at least one nutter per bus in my city :-) .

I've been kissed on the bus (eugh), followed onto a bus, had various singers and storytellers bend my ear, and one particularly memorable occaision had a lady spend the duration of an hour and half train journey regaling me with some tale of being abandoned by her husband enroute to bedford and then falling asleep holding my hand. I eventually realised she was drunk. I had the devil's own job explaining to the ticket guy that she wasn't with me. I'm convinced she got off the train with someone elses suitcase too.

mymiraclebubba Thu 27-Feb-14 21:38:19

haha

Financeprincess Thu 27-Feb-14 21:39:10

Oh yes! I get them on long distance trains. I'm always nice, though, because people can't help having special needs. I have a schizophrenic cousin and I always hope that people will be kind to him.

The drunks are a different matter.

sonlypuppyfat Thu 27-Feb-14 21:40:53

Was in the doctors once and a woman came in with various blue sandwich bags she was using as a handbag!

Yes, me! My extended family includes several people with mental illness and social difficulties, so I must be giving out approachability and tolerance vibes or something. I used to live very close to the Maudsley (big psychiatric hospital) and was never short of interesting people wanting to come & have a chat every time I left the house.

KurriKurri Thu 27-Feb-14 21:44:10

I cannot go anywhere without picking up a stranger who wants a strange with me.

Today it was an old lady of about 80 in a charity shop. I was looking at the books, and she came over to recommend the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy to me. 'It's a porn you know, the first one is the worst, the things people do with a riding crop! the others aren't quite as filthy, but they're still porns. I hope the film comes out soon, I'd like to see it, it'll be a porn film you know, I hope they get a dishy man to play Christian .......' and so on while I nodded and smiled grin

<actually she referred to Christian grey as 'Christine' grin>

shakinstevenslovechild Thu 27-Feb-14 21:44:40

I'm so glad it isn't just me.

If there is someone with a weird/rude/sexist/racist/ridiculous opinion about something they seem to migrate towards me.

Just yesterday some woman stopped me, told me my hair was lovely, then proceeded to tell me that she loves her children too much to have long hair like mine because she prefers to devote her time to them shock

The last concert I went to was Lionel Ritchie, the guy sitting beside me got chatting a bit, them launched into a racist tirade of nastiness (that were allegedly jokes) I had to ask for him to be removed.

Even at the cinema I get them, some bloke decided to tell me exactly who he would and wouldn't 'do' throughout one film he just kept leaning over saying 'I'd do her' every 5 minutes. When I went to see a horror film once the scariest looking bloke in the world sat beside me and started telling me ways he would kill people and laughing in a terrifying manner.

Don't even get me started on the random and bizarre people I have met in pub/club toilets grin

fluffyraggies Thu 27-Feb-14 21:44:44

Yep, lonely and/or odd magnet here too. Ever since i was a teen. Way too polite and accommodating for my own good. My own safety even!

My best mate used to openly howl with laughter next to me as i would once again get helplessly trapped in a rambling convo with an odd stranger for the umpteenth time that day on the London Underground. Too polite to turn my back.

ScarletStar Thu 27-Feb-14 21:47:31

I had an obese woman tell me about the sweat rash on her thighs and fanny once. Bleeee!

mymiraclebubba Thu 27-Feb-14 21:48:44

kurri Oh my life i would have died!!

finance & Threebee god i couldn't bring myself to be rude but i also find it very difficult to extricate myself from these situations! and normally i have no issue with the ones who tell you their life stories etc but really - discussing the intimate itches of your vagina etc takes the biscuit!

WorraLiberty Thu 27-Feb-14 21:51:47

I'm definitely a lonely person/odd person magnet grin

I don't mind though. I like chatting to strangers as it helps pass the time.

Although I felt a little uncomfortable when a drunk guy started shouting at me in Asda last week, in the fruit and veg section blush

He picked up some large potatoes, looked over at me and shouted

"OI LOVE, LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THESE POTATOES...THEY'RE FUCKING MAAAAASSSIIIVE!!"

I looked down and tried to ignore him. Then...

OI LOVE...LOVE...LOVVVVE! YOU SEEN THE SIZE OF THESE POTATOES? THEY FUCKING MASSIVE...LIKE MONSTER'S FUCKING TESTICLES.

YOU EVER SEEN A PAIR THAT LARGE???

He didn't stop until I nodded in agreement that they were in fact very big.

Then I managed to scuttle off while everyone else looked on in amusement blush

HoneyDragon Thu 27-Feb-14 21:53:33

On behalf of my fellow weirdos and myself.... May I thank you for your time and personal space thanks

MoominMammasHandbag Thu 27-Feb-14 21:53:58

Yes, I attract the strange ones wherever I go. I have been ranted at by random strange men in French, Italian and German. My family normally stand a little way away from me laughing.

Only1scoop Thu 27-Feb-14 21:54:54

Always.... I'm a magnet....I think they search for me infact....anywhere and everywhere blush

Cleorapter Thu 27-Feb-14 22:03:59

Yes! All the time. On public transport mainly. I don't mind too much, I take it as a compliment smile

cafecito Thu 27-Feb-14 22:06:21

yes I get this

you need to perfect your angry busy face

not your approachable polite face

frogslegs35 Thu 27-Feb-14 22:09:03

Me too, everywhere and in different countries.
I've been told I've got 'one of those faces' smile
I can only assume that means a friendly, inviting one.

OTOH - I can and often do start conversations with strangers, nothing too deep or personal though. So maybe some look at me as a weirdo.

mymiraclebubba Thu 27-Feb-14 22:12:19

in principal i don't have an issue with the common passing the time of day and the lovely old dears who insist on filling me on lost loves etc but vaginal discharge, itching and treatments are really conversations i would rather they kept to themselves

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