Post # 1
I swear I get random and weird stuff said to me by randoms more often than other people out there. Today I used a public toilet at a shopping centre and was washing my hands when a lady I don’t know exits a cubicle and said to me
”Man, I wore out my ass doing that one”
Uhh….make me feel like I’m not alone in being approached by weird randoms with things they feel that they must disclose.
Please bees tell me the weird stuff random people have said to you out in public.
Post # 2
I was at the mall today browsing. Walked into a shoe store, minding my own business looking at shoes when I turn around to a guy standing right behind me. He says you look familiar. Do you work at xyz? I said no. He says have a nice day and walks out of the store. 🤔
Post # 3
This one always stands out in my mind from an enthusiastic American who tapped me on the shoulder and said: you have a great nose.
Why thank you!
Post # 4
Said to me when I was a teen by a foreigner in a foreign land: “you have a bitiful body and a bitiful backbone. “
?! Lost in translation thank goodness.
Post # 5
I was walking to class and this woman was going the other way on the side walk. She grabbed my wrists and said “Let me welcome you to the kingdom of heaven” I had gone to a Tae Kwan Do class just that week where they showed us a wrist maneuver, so I twisted my wrists outward as hard as I could, broke her hold and told her I had to go to class. That was one creepy lady.
Post # 6
I think I have a sign over my head that says ‘weirdos welcome’. I get random comments all the time. Some are through my work, which makes it worse as I have to just try and get out of the situation whilst still representing the company.
The one that I still remember years later (probably because it’s creepy AF) is when I was asked if I wanted to move in with the stranger on the train. I was doing a long commute at the time and he said I could live with him to shorten my commute (his house was actually further away from the station than mine and the 10 minutes home was not the problem, it was the 2+ hours on a train). He spent half an hour telling me the benefits of living with him, despite me telling him that I was already living with my boyfriend.
From a work point of view, last year I had bloke come to our stand at an event and proceeded to shout at me about how overpopulated the earth is. I agreed but then he started asking what I was doing to prevent people having children. So I tried to answer politically that the government is not going to limit how many children people have and that people are still largely unaware of the environmental impacts having children has. He didn’t like that answer so shouted at me as to why I wasn’t telling them and why I wasn’t personally stopping people having kids. I mean there’s a lot of people in this world so stopping everyone having kids feels like it’s a job bigger than just me.
Post # 7
My DH and I are an inter-racial couple. Once whilst out shopping, we had a middle-aged guy come up and ask DH if he had met me on a cruise.
Have also had a separate person tell us we were doing a great job representing inter-racial couples.
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2018 - UK
One of my weirdest was from the toothless, ancient man who came up to me in a bar when I was about 27, winked at me, and said “I’ve got a room booked here and I get my new teeth on Thursday”. Um… thanks, but no…
Also, I once answered the door to a delivery driver whilst I had bare feet, and he stared at them and said “can I just say, you have beautiful feet”. I wasn’t quite sure how to respond to that one, my feet are certainly not beautiful!
Post # 9
I recently spent 2 weeks in Walt Disney World (Florida) and was generally taken aback by how chatty and friendly everyone was; cast members and visitors alike. I was in the food court of our hotel one morning with no make up on and wearing a plain black dress and flip flops and a lady a lady called out to me as I was walking to refill my cup, “You look so cute in that dress!!!!!” I’m from the UK and spend a lot of time on public transport in London, where making conversation with strangers is actively frowned upon, so I was absolutely floored. Not least because I was wearing the plainest outfit ever! But it was lovely, I was very thrilled.
Post # 10
Mine is just sad. When I was a teenager I was walking through the nursery home my mom worked at and this old lady grabbed me by the wrist and said “none of my family got me anything for Christmas, didn’t even come see me”. This was summer time, I have no idea if she was just confused or no one really came for Christmas one year.
I later worked at that nursing home and we really did hear some weird/sad/untrue things from residents. One time a lady told me her husband dropped her off there and said he’d be back but never came back. Her husband had been dead for years and it was her sister that took her to the nursing home. 🤷♀️
Post # 11
I was at the grocery store by myself and had TWO strange things said to me in one trip.
1: I was looking for something on the shelf and a guy approached behind me. He said, “Excuse me.” I looked over at him and was thinking he needed help with finding something. “I’m looking for a wife.” I responded (very confused and somewhat sarcastic), “Are you looking for your wife or just any wife?” He said, “just any wife.” The best response I had at the moment for him to leave me alone was, “sorry, I’m already married.” I saw him walk up to several other women while I was shopping. Haha
2: I was putting the groceries in the trunk and I saw a black car prepare to park next to me. I got in the car like normal and he pulled in the spot. When I get out, he waved to me to roll down my window. I only rolled it down a bit. He proceeded to tell me how my “jeans look really good on me”. Now, I’m sure he was hitting on me. But, I took it as a style comment from a stylish gay man (let me think that). I said thank you, rolled the window, and got the hell out of there!
Post # 12
yes, us Americans love small chat (not me personally). Florida is even extra (I lived there for several years). I follow the UK mentality when in public and on transit. Haha
Post # 13
Your cubicle story (eww lol) reminded me of my cubicle story. I was at a mid-sized airport I’ve been to several times. Not super crowded like huge airports, but large enough to have facilities to accommodate lots of people. It was super early morning so not many people around and I went into one of the public washrooms and had it all to myself- about 15 or so stalls arranged in an L shape and then multiple sinks across from it. So this woman comes in and takes the cubicle right next to me, which isn’t a big deal in a busy bathroom but a little odd when we’re the only two in there. As they say on Seinfeld- ya gotta have a buffer zone!
So I’m at the sink washing my hands and touching up my make-up and she takes the sink next to me to wash her hands and says “that’s a pretty shade of lipstick but it doesn’t suit you, can I have it?’
umm….wtf? I just said ‘excuse me’ and left, no clue what else to say. Fortunately she wasn’t on my flight (lol though I may have had a much better story if she ended up being my seatmate)
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
“Wanna see my glass eye?” Then he proceeded to remove it and plop it into his drink.
Post # 15
While standing in the checkout line at a grocery store.
Random guy behind me: “Smile! Life can’t be that bad!”
Me: “How about you fuck off?”
My husband hates that I have no filter, but sometimes people just deserve it.