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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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My father was timid, torpid, and fond of radical politics
Plus, he worked in the government.

One day, he was attending a radical meeting, and the secretary got sick. He was pressed to take minutes. Convinced that this ill-advised activism meant he must now be on the government's watch list, he warned all us kids to report any mysterious vehicles, strange people, hang-up calls, and anything else that might signify surveillance.

Early one day, and for the first time, my mom decided to make Sun Tea. She placed an enormous jug of water and tea bags on the front porch in order to bake in the sun, and headed off to work. My father saw the jug and concluded it must be an enormous Molotov Cocktail.

What would you do if you saw an enormous Molotov Cocktail sitting just outside your front door? Call the fire department, maybe? Alert your family and neighbors? Being both timid and torpid, my dad simply avoided the front porch, used only the back door that day, and anxiously hoped for the best.
(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:33, 13 replies)
lol randum innit

(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 8:33, closed)
Your dad sounds like a wanky knob.

(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 8:51, closed)
It's no wonder his son turned out to be a sex pest.

(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 9:37, closed)
He's no vinegar strokes, mind.

(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 11:40, closed)
Is the leap of logic "tea is just water with leaves in it, so leaving a jug of water in the sun with a couple of tea bags will result in a drinkable brew"?

(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 8:58, closed)
^ What Fat Barbara said.

(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 9:01, closed)
It's thinking that this story is relevant to the question.

(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 10:05, closed)
Fucking stupid yanks, innit.

(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 11:39, closed)
I quite like the idea of a timid

"Would you mind awfully if I put this bomb under your seat?"
(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 11:33, closed)
"Excuse me Your Highness, but I don't believe that a patriarchal hegemony that perpetuates the exploitation of the working classes by a ruling elite is the most beneficial form of society for everyone."

(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 11:54, closed)
I might be wrong, it's just my opinion.
(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 11:57, closed)
I didn't know
you were called Dennis
(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 19:22, closed)
Didn't bother to ask, did you?

(, Wed 18 Dec 2013, 20:32, closed)

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