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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.

(Suggested by sugar_tits)

(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:08)
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Saw meets gardeners world
I have a bit of a habit that makes others think I’m a nutter. I will drop whatever I am doing if I notice a slug or snail in my garden and deal with the situation using salt (if I see one in anyone else’s garden I don’t care).

This may sound a little boring but what really puts people off is the fact that I use the salt to create a maze for the slug to escape from. I always make sure the slug has enough room to manoeuvre and there is a genuine route to escape. At one point I was also thinking of adding some kind of obstacles to the mazes (Such as a see saw from a hamster run) but I realised that doing that would have me classed as a full blown loony.

On Saturday I was on my way out to the taxi with my wife for our night out in the town centre when I noticed a slug on my garden path. I will admit that I looked at the wife and made my excuses while I popped back into the house and fetched a salt container, the maze I made was a very crude rushed effort and the wife ranted at me for the entire taxi journey into town.

Just to let you know I’m not a diehard gardener and tbh I don’t know why I do this as I can’t really see a bunch of slugs meeting together and saying “I wouldn’t” go back into Mons garden, it’s a fucking death trap”.
(, Mon 3 Nov 2008, 13:30, 3 replies)
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the same condition. Only with me it's wasps (which are the hoodies of the insect world) that have strayed indoors. Nothing, but nothing, and no-one will stop me from pursuing the little bastards around the room with a rolled up newspaper. Only when they are defiantely flat will I return to whatever I was doing "pre-wasp".
Bees, I carefully shepard out the window with gentle flapping motions.
(, Mon 3 Nov 2008, 14:02, closed)
Considering the the theory of natural selection you want to be careful that you don't create some kind of a super-intelligent race of slug which return in many years to reap their revenge on you.
(, Mon 3 Nov 2008, 15:59, closed)
Thanks for the warning. I may have to resort to going back to my old slugapult- picking the offending animals from the pavement with my trowel and launching them as high as I can over the back garden fence.
(, Mon 3 Nov 2008, 16:10, closed)

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