Thursday, June 2, 2011

A talent,a flaw, or just dumb-luck?

Today over at Mama Kat's, one of the writing prompts is to
describe a talent or flaw that seems to be in your genes.

I'm not sure how you would classify this - talent, flaw, or just an uncanny ability -
but I attract weirdness. 
And by weird,
I mean, what the eff, how on earth did that just happen???

Example #1- I was on a college campus years ago, walking on a somewhat rainy day.  The campus was mostly deserted at that time.  A kid, maybe about 12-13 was walking towards me.  He kept looking at me weirdly, but whatever.  After he passed me, he grabbed my butt. (I hit him with my umbrella.)

Example #2 - Went out with a guy I worked with.  My mom kept saying, just give him a chance.  My advice, never listen to your mother.  The entire date was just one big comical error.  At the end, we ended up at Steak and Shake.  I excused myself to use the restroom.  He said, and I quote: "Number one or number two?"  And yet, he was still shocked when I refused to kiss him at the end of the 'date'.

Example #3 - I went to get gas at a gas station near my house (when I was still living with my parents).  I hadn't been to that particular station in awhile.  The attendant was of Middle Eastern descent, and always quite chatty.  Liked to spend a lot of time looking about six inches down from my chin while we spoke too.  As I went to the counter to pay for my gas, he remarked how it had been a long time since he had seen me.  Then he leaned over the counter.  AND KISSED ME.

So you see, the talent that I have in my genes is to attract weirdos.

My dad's talent?

Winning money almost every time he goes to the casino or buys a lottery ticket. 

I think I got screwed.

Mama’s Losin’ It
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