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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

Comments

Meri Musingly said…
OMG. I am freaked out by your... flaw? Sorry. Weirdness is weird, but at least you have great stories to share! Hopefully you make it through not too traumatized!

~ Visiting from Mama Kat's
Anonymous said…
I can't believe he kissed you! And, what was with that kid? I would say you definitely got the short end of the stick!
taradon said…
That is one strange "talent!"
Stephanie said…
I am laughing out loud, so at least you can take consolation in knowing that your "talent" amuses other people! Good for you for hitting the kid with your umbrella!
Unknown said…
It's the start of the school day. Kids are wondering in. I'm sitting here, quietly, reading this, LMAO and now my students think I'm weird!

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