(Closed) Wait WHAT???! weirdest thing you have been asked

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Im a cashier, and a random older customer will grab my hand. One old man did it this past weekend, and grabbed my left hand, looked at it, and said “No rock?!?!?!?” I looked at him, and told him Im ony 22 and a student, and in no rush, which is (partly) true. haha. He shook his head with the back in my day BS old people do. I hadnt said a word to him before him grabbing my hand except for “Is plastic ok?” Where they hell did my marriage life have to do with this? Lol.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Omgosh I would have felt so uncomfortable in both these situations…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hands down funniest question I have ever been asked, by a little kid when I was coaching in Australia:

“You sound different… are you a pirate?”

It was raining, so I was wearing a bandana under my helmet. And it was also explained to me very sincerely that I have an odd way of saying “R” and that the way I say “water” is very piratey. Thank you small Aussie children. Canadian = pirate.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Pokemon:  Coming from a male, your co-worker’s respond was rude and intrusive and could probably be reported as sexual harassment. Seriously.

I hope you told him “None of your [bl-expletive] business”

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Liss13:  Eww. When I was your age, elderly men would constantly hit on me. The worst was at a mall. I was minding my own business, and this man came up to me with his cane, and said, “excuse me, but you have one of the nicest asses I’ve ever seen.” My mouth dropped, and I pointed out to him that as a man old enough to be my grandfather, he should be ashamed.

Seems like hand grabber wanted to see if you were free for business.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Ivorybuttons:  hahahaha! Yes compared to us, you north americans do emphasise your (begins pirate accent)  “arrrrs”.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

When I was teaching in Japan, one of my (6th grade) students asked me if I was Korean.

…I’m black…

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Pokemon:  It may be a cultural variance, but in the US, sexual harassment is a huge no-no, and many companies have annual training videos on what it is by definition, and how to avoid it. You’d think people would use discretion about what constitutes crossing boundaries and/or knowing your audience.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Pokemon:  Oh I’m not saying he doesn’t know you, just that my country’s litigious nature is a little absurd at times.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@StuporDuck:  I’m about to make a sweeping generalisation:

 

Australia is a lot more relaxed about such things. We aren’t so sensitive. It’s normally someone’s intent that is more important in this kind of situation. @Pokemon:‘s co-worker wasn’t trying to harass her or make her feel uncomfortable on purpose, so it’s not a big issue (unless she really did feel that way, but in this case she didn’t). 

I don’t know why but these types of conversations just aren’t that big of a deal here.  

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