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Amorous Badger says: "I once humorously suggested that someone had been internet-stalking a Big Brother contestant. They concluded that I was threatening them. What's the oddest misunderstanding you've been involved in?"

(, Thu 12 Dec 2013, 13:48)
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Feeling Deflated: A pea from 2010
This story comes courtesy of a friend of mine, B, and his neighbour, J. J is none too bright, and B has been known to exploit this.

One day, J's car had a puncture, and he knocked on B's door to ask for help fixing it. B took a look, jacked up the car, removed the wheel, rotated it by 180o, and bolted it back on.
"You see," he explained to J, "the flat bit of the tyre was at the bottom where the tyre touches the road. It's now at the top, where it doesn't touch anything, so you won't have to worry about it any more."

J thanked him.

But he was back the following day to ask for help again. Apparently the puncture had slid back to the bottom of the wheel overnight.
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 12:33, 9 replies)
Oh dear God
I wonder how some people have enough brain cells to breath.
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 12:36, closed)
Certainly enough to be allowed behind the wheel of a car.
I live in fear of ever having to change a wheel, because I don't trust myself not to fuck it up; but at least I understand the principle of rotation.
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 12:51, closed)
Changing a wheel is fucking piss easy.
Just remember to loosen the nuts a bit before you jack the car up, else you'll fuck it up.
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 12:53, closed)
I'll loosen your nuts in a minute.

(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 13:00, closed)
Do you write for The Beano, or something?

(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 12:39, closed)
I wish.

(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 12:51, closed)
This also happened to lots of other imaginary thick people
including some who appeared in a famous radio comedy some decades ago.

What a coincidence.
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 13:51, closed)
surely that makes it more likely to have happened?
someone hears the radio comedy and thinks, "aha, i'll try that."
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 15:26, closed)
I was just thinking the same

(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 16:49, closed)

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