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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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A friend of mine, Chris related this story to me:

He's part of a very traditional family, in that him, his old brother, Phil, and younger brother are expected to follow in his dad's trade of choice - working as an engineer on oil rigs. Since his dad has been working there so long, he was able to use his connections to get Phil, and more recently Chris, jobs working on the same rig in Scotland for Exxon.

They're often out there for months at a time, and as you can imagine, it's pretty isolated and can be quite boring when you're not working a shift. Whenever their shift breaks overlap, Chris's family - his dad, Phil and him, would relax in the break area provided by Exxon, and took to performing little magic tricks to pass the time. They are pretty competitive guys and would each try to better the trick performed by the others.

Eventually, they began working together, colluding in a big trick that required all three of them. Now I've seen this trick first hand, and let me tell you it makes David Blaine look like an underperforming children's entertainer. Anyway, the complexity of the trick means that they are constantly practicing, improving and refining it whenever they get the time on the rig. I'm not sure what exactly they're hoping to achieve, or if they'll ever perform it in public, but I think working as team helps them bond more as a family.

A couple of months ago, a new guy started work on the rig by the name of Gary. A rather rotund, Scottish fellow, Gary was, by the sound of it, fairly lonely with few family or friends back home. He got on fairly well with Phil (they worked in the same team, and partook in a good bit of friendly banter), so he got to know the whole family and began tagging along with them, to the point of annoyance.

One day, the family were once again practicing their big magic trick on the Exxon oil rig when Gary walked passed the window and peered through, quite curious as to what they were doing - "I'm curious", he said, "what are you doing?". To which Chris's Dad replied:

"Fuck off Gary, none of your business."
(, Tue 4 Nov 2008, 15:15, 6 replies)
I snorted out loud
Have a clicky for the non-existent pun.
(, Tue 4 Nov 2008, 15:27, closed)
I didn't realise it was a pun until the pun wasn't there, if that makes sense.
(, Tue 4 Nov 2008, 15:44, closed)
I like this
a lot.

Have a click!
(, Tue 4 Nov 2008, 16:38, closed)
This rocks -
it's like Pooflake anti-matter.
(, Tue 4 Nov 2008, 22:15, closed)
Coffee is really unpleasent
in your nasal cavity

best non pun ever
(, Wed 5 Nov 2008, 15:00, closed)
Inspired by anti jokes
I call it the anti-pun.
(, Wed 5 Nov 2008, 15:58, closed)

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