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.