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We all know someone who's a little bit strange - Mum's UFO abduction secret, or the mad Uncle who isn't allowed within 400 yards of Noel Edmonds.

Tell us about your family eccentrics, or just those you've met but don't think you're related to.

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(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:08)
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Was it him or was it me?
I'm still not quite sure who was the nuttier person in this situation, you decide.

Wiggly lines to simulate going back in time.

It was a Summer evening and I was traveling in a train, having just completed my 3rd year exams in University. You know what it's like when you've just gone through months of exams, your head is a bit wrecked. So there I was sitting at a table on a train with 4 other people. There was a teenage girl opposite me, next to her was "the nutter," and next to me was an older woman. The nutter starts to talk to the girl, wants to show her what he bought in the shops that day and starts to offer her chocolate. I have to say, that I felt for her. She was being very polite to the nutter as he rambled on, and all I could think was "thank God it's not me sitting next to him."

The evening sun was shining in through the train window, so I took out my sunglasses and put them on to stop the glare. Eventually, as the journey went on the other two women got off the train, so all that was left was me and the nutter. Well, as I was wearing sunglasses, I felt that I was quite safe to have a really good stare at the nutter without being detected. And in turn, he stared at me.

Time passed and it was nearing my stop, so I got myself together to exit the train. I pulled out my sunglasses case to put my sunglasses away and as I opened the case, there sitting in the case was one of the lenses.

Yes, I had been sitting there staring at a nutter with only one lens in my sunglasses.

To this day, I don't know why my brain didn't register that I only had one lens in. All I can think, is that I was tired, and that the sun was only hitting the eye with the lens in. I have to wonder though, is there a nutter out there telling the same story...only I'm the nutter.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:51, 12 replies)
That's quality!

You must have looked a right pillock:D

I thought that sort of shit only happened to me.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:57, closed)

Oh how easily that could have been me.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 20:27, closed)
almost as good as Douglas Adams' packet of biscuits
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 21:19, closed)
Another *click*
Because I have done almost the same thing......

An honest chuckle was given when I read this and remembered.
(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 0:05, closed)
Ooooh my! ^-^
That made me chuckle happily, picturing you staring intently at this "nutter" with your one lensed sunglasses...
(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 0:06, closed)
Great story
(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 8:05, closed)
that is an excellent story
you are indeed a nutter

(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 8:39, closed)
Should this be taken as a lesson
in how to get nutters to leave you alone - act like a nutter yourself? I might try it.
(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 10:10, closed)
First click of the qotw. Still giggling five minutes later ^^
(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 13:49, closed)
It makes me smile too.
I have to say, that every time I retell the event it still makes me smile too. It's just one of life's silly experiences.
(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 14:49, closed)
Everyone was talking about this the other day and it is just as brilliant as they said!

(, Mon 3 Nov 2008, 10:02, closed)
You should have twitched a bit when you noticed. Then garbled something incoherent as you left the train... in for a penny and all that.
(, Mon 3 Nov 2008, 18:05, closed)

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