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Bluehamster tells us: "This morning I found myself filling my mug not a teabag, but with Shreddies." Tell us of the times when you've convinced yourself that you're losing your marbles.

(, Thu 21 Jul 2011, 12:59)
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How I caused someone else to lose it
One of the best examples of losing the plot that I ever saw happened like this...

A few years ago, a mate of mine met Catherine, a Californian girl, while travelling around Ireland. She was seeing the world, and they arranged to meet up back in the UK after he returned home. Sure enough, a few weeks later she turned up, and went out pubbing and clubbing with us for a fortnight or so. I got on really well with her, and we became friends.

But all too soon it was time for her to go back to the states. The, a couple of days before she left, I got a call totally out of the blue from another mate, who was currently working in San Francisco, with the offer of a month's work if I could get out there quickly.

An evil plan formed in my head: I made sure I got her address from my mate before I left, and once I arrived - just a few days after Catherine had left - set off to track her down. She wasn't in at home, but as soon as her housemate determined that we weren't mad axe-wielding rapists - I think the English accents helped - she told us the name of the bar that Catherine had gone to, and we set off to find her.

Now, imagine this from her point of view. She's travelled around for a couple of months, meeting lots of new people, but now she's back in her familiar home environment, and probably feeling that it was all a dream, as you do after getting back from a trip. Then, without warning, someone who - as far as she is concerned - is thousands of miles away on the other side of the planet, strolls casually up and says "Hi!"

It was the first time that I've actually seen someone flapping like a chicken and running around in circles. If her brain had been a computer it would have needed rebooting. And possibly a driver update.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 10:09, 10 replies)
Nice stalking A+

(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:08, closed)
I had to read this twice
to understand that you had a reason for going over there that wasn't "insane stalker."
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:22, closed)
I guess there is an element of stalking involved
...but a harmless, friendly kind. She was pleased to see me, once she'd re-organized her world-view.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:36, closed)
Did you give her a nice hard reboot, sir?
Ooh! Did you, sir? Did she let you install your firmware, and plug and play in the rear port? Ooh!
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 13:02, closed)
Ha ha!

(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 13:20, closed)
I realise that this may be difficult for some to comprehend
...but it is possible for a man to enjoy a woman's company without wanting to climb inside her.

Also, ha ha!
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 13:45, closed)
Yes, and until 1967 we quite rightly locked them up.

(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 15:10, closed)

(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 15:33, closed)
you're admitting that you were an accessory to the stalking of this girl?
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 13:20, closed)
Certainly not
... I was the MAIN stalker.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 13:46, closed)

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