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to think my friend is right and I do actually attract all the weirdos on the bus?

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OwlLady Tue 21-May-13 11:02:52

as it's happening here now sad shock. I have posted on several threads in my limited time here in the last few weeks and a fair few have been deleted as they were started by frogs, badgers and hares

is this an affliction that only I have been blessed with? confused

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 21-May-13 11:04:11

grin hello fellow weirdo magnet <waves>

HoneyDragon Tue 21-May-13 11:04:47

Like attracts like wink

OwlLady Tue 21-May-13 11:07:57


so you mean the woman on the bus who said my son was the second coming...she is my Mother? or is she a friend in an elderly guise?

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 11:10:42

Ooh, I'm ALWAYS attracting weirdos!!! It's a standing joke between my family and my DP.

I try not to make eye contact too much now with anyone! I guess we just have friendly faces. grin

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 21-May-13 11:11:47

shock maybe she knows the guy who works in the grace yard and told dd and I all about people being buried alive.

Did u tell her that he doesn't have the birth mark owl wink

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Tue 21-May-13 11:13:08

I'm a div magnet too!

flippinada Tue 21-May-13 11:20:47

I am also cursed with this affliction, plus I must have the look of someone who knows things about stuff as am quite frequently stopped in the street by people to ask questions (how do I get x? is a y nearby? etc) .

Perhaps it's just that I look pleasant and approachable, which is no bad thing really smile .

Loulybelle Tue 21-May-13 11:22:48

My friend is always cursed, only the weirdos want to shag her.

OwlLady Tue 21-May-13 11:28:02

yes I get that flippinada, I was asked in Camden where the post office was, which even made me grin!

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Tue 21-May-13 11:28:19

Louly Are you my friend? I'm exactly how you described grin

OwlLady Tue 21-May-13 11:28:49

and arf at the woman in the graveyard shock! my son does indeed have comes and goes. Atm it's on a potato in the kitchen

Weegiemum Tue 21-May-13 11:31:30

I always attract weirdos. Dh calls them my "waifs and strays" - some are people I go on to be friends with, but take any random suicidally depressed person (I'm not joking I've been there) and me on a bus, I'm the one they sit beside - took someone to hospital once!

I'm a good listener, always had been. But sometimes I goes a leeeeetle far!

OwlLady Tue 21-May-13 11:36:44

oh weegiemum, I think that's really quite lovely actual. If only there were more people like you

SugarMouse1 Tue 21-May-13 11:37:09

Could I just ask what you so charmingly class as a 'weirdo'?

I find the term incredibly offensive.

You sound about 12 years old, ffs!

And I hate to think of a suicidal person being described as such, this is why so many people don't seek the help they need, the stigma attached.

Lets hope you never get severe PND or anything, or if you do I hope others just treat you as a non-person and a leper!

OwlLady Tue 21-May-13 11:39:00

it was supposed to be lighthearted sugarmouse shock

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Tue 21-May-13 11:41:42

We know that Owl There's always one though. I had a similar thread about a nutter on the bus. I attract them all the time. I had a man sit next to me though the bus was nearly empty. He then tried to sell me a fake phone. I declined and he then asked for my number to add to his fake phone confused

He then sat for the rest of the journey breathing heavy on my cheek as he read everything I did on my phone. He got off the stop before me. I thought he was going to follow me tbh.

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 11:42:14

SugarMouse1 What on earth...?! Sense of humour failure or what! shock

Tydna Tue 21-May-13 11:44:16

I attract confidences from people. Often strangers. I'm sure they often regret telling me later. I'm not certain how I do it, I might only be standing in a queue with them or sitting in a coffee shop and they begin to unload their life stories to me. It can be quite troubling.
It certainly annoys my husband!

I observed two men in a coffee shop the other day. The first man began to regale the other with story of his marriage break up. It was a very distressing story. The second man listened whilst not making any eye contact or commenting.
When the first man eventually stopped talking as he was so chocked up with emotion the second man said "we'll what about that result on Saturday." They both then began to chat about football. The first man having totally regained his composure.

I think I might have learned a lesson.

SugarMouse1 Tue 21-May-13 11:45:38

Sorry, but what is light-hearted/funny about this?

This is a really sore point for me as I had to drop out of uni due to coursemates bullying me, saying that I was 'weird' and even starting a derogatory FB group about me.


OwlLady Tue 21-May-13 11:47:29

SPs those are exactly the kind of things that happen to me.

I feel bad now, I am sorry if I have offended anyone. I am indeed 12. I do actually live with a couple of eccentrics, it's not always a bad thing to be different wink

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Tue 21-May-13 11:47:35

Sugar This isn't about you though. Its about random strange people who do obviously strange things. Such as the man I wrote about. Sorry about your experience but this isn't about you.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 21-May-13 11:48:00

I once got shown a bag of toys by some drunk guy who went on to say that my grand children would love them. I was 21 ffs didnt even have kids and the bus driver had to come and rescue me blush

SugarMouse1 Tue 21-May-13 11:48:18

BTW, if someone started a thread using racist/disablist/sexist derogatory language but explained that it was only meant to be 'lighthearted' and 'funny', is that okay?

Should all black/asian, disabled people and feminists just get over themselves because there is no need to be offended if it was only meant as a joke?

OwlLady Tue 21-May-13 11:48:33

sugarmouse, I have never bullied anyone, I am sorry you feel got at.

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