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  • elstoof 25 Feb 2013 10:44:56 6,625 posts
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    Anytime you have to deal with the general public, letting out a flat, selling a car etc, its such an eye opener to just how many fucking lunatics there are out there.
  • Buztafen 25 Feb 2013 10:47:09 16,064 posts
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    I was buying something in a shop in Leeds once (think it was Electronic Boutique...so a while ago) and there was a smelly long haired guy in the queue in front of me. When he finally reached the counter, and without saying anything to the guy behind the till, he picked up 2 leaflets and placed them in a cross formation on the counter top, put his hands together in prayer, then walked out.
  • tombo 25 Feb 2013 10:54:38 2,095 posts
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    There's the famous Clapham Transvestite.
    Bloke in his 50s, waist-length grey hair, wears unbelievably short skirts, crop tops and high heels. Usually seen on his bike. Striking.

    Edited by tombo at 10:55:00 25-02-2013
  • Mageme 25 Feb 2013 11:00:40 1,993 posts
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    I've had a complete stranger come up to me and say he'll kill me and my family.

    This was when I was working in a secure psychiatric ward though. Working there always made me ponder if those locked up guys were actually the sane ones, whilst us folk on the outside running our rat-race run-of-the-mill 'normal' lives were the crazy ones.

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  • imamazed 25 Feb 2013 11:02:12 5,520 posts
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    Mageme wrote:
    I've had a complete stranger come up to me and say he'll kill me and my family.

    This was when I was working in a secure psychiatric ward though. Working there always made me ponder if those locked up guys were actually the sane ones, whilst us folk on the outside running our rat-race run-of-the-mill 'normal' lives were the crazy ones.
    No, they were the mental cunts
  • Ultrasoundwave 25 Feb 2013 11:05:22 3,265 posts
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    Mageme wrote:
    I've had a complete stranger come up to me and say he'll kill me and my family.
    :eek:

    This was when I was working in a secure psychiatric ward though.
    :rolleyes:

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • Tonka 25 Feb 2013 11:06:39 20,018 posts
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    Another commute story (and my last)

    In London (about 15 years ago) I took a train from some southern outpost into London proper.
    The inspector showed up and the guy in front of me didn't have a ticket. They started yelling at each other and I honesty don't know how it ended.

    The inspector walked away at least. Then the guy without ticket takes out a tape recorder and starts listening to the argument he just had...

    O_o

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  • ZuluHero 25 Feb 2013 11:10:50 4,023 posts
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    The town I live in operates an alcohol-free zone. I was walking home from work (around 5:30pm) with a couple of friends and we passed some guy, walking a dog, drinking a bottle of corona with a box of them under his arm. He clearly couldn't keep the dog under control, some bull terrier couple of years old, everyone he passed the dog ran over to them, jumping up at them excitedly barking etc.

    So we all reached a road to cross, he was trying to divide his time between balancing his beer and his excitable dog. We saw a gap in the traffic to cross. So we crossed. Of course the dog bolted after us out into the road, almost got hit by a car, he shouted and it returned, but it was a near miss.

    Then he started raving (in a very slurred way); "if my dog had been killed I'd have taken your lives".

    I pointed out that the dog should be on a lead and maybe insinuated that if he was stupid enough to threaten 3 guys, perhaps he was too stupid to read the signs about alcohol on the street. Cue string of incomprehensibly expletives, made even worse, and even more funny, by the alcohol. He was more bark then that dog.

    Lesson learnt though: Don't antagonise the weirdos!

    Edited by ZuluHero at 11:12:04 25-02-2013
  • rivuzu 25 Feb 2013 11:11:38 992 posts
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    In Southend, we get more than our fairshare. London overflow maybe?
    Some local legends though... nothing beats Penny Picker Steve. A guy seen walking down the highstreet and also standing outside nightclubs, bucket in hand, high vis jacket, does nothing but walk around all day and pick up pennies dropped. Best thing, he's actually minted - proper minted. He's become such a local celeb that people invite him out with them and he gets treated like royalty. Mental.

    Also in Southend, saw a bunch of kids having a go at some guy coming out of a garage. They must've known him because they referred to each other by names... though, makes not much difference when he took off his prosphetic arm and started smacking them like it was a club.

    Oh, and in Yarmouth, there's some sort of strange busker... he plays music through a portable stereo, has a puppet on one hand, and just wiggles there like he's doing the longest running harlem shake ever. I actually lost twenty minutes of the day once just watching him, wondering if he'd take a break - he didn't.

    Only occurs to me in hindsight that he might've been having some sort of fit :l
  • wogsy81 25 Feb 2013 11:13:28 717 posts
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    Tryhard wrote:
    The leaflet guy who got his hairy ape like hand caught in our letterbox.
    That put a fantastically funny image in my head :)
    I know just the type of hand your talking about.
  • imamazed 25 Feb 2013 11:14:21 5,520 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    Anyone been acquainted with the Norwich/Yarmouth puppet man?


    rivuzu wrote:

    Oh, and in Yarmouth, there's some sort of strange busker... he plays music through a portable stereo, has a puppet on one hand, and just wiggles there like he's doing the longest running harlem shake ever. I actually lost twenty minutes of the day once just watching him, wondering if he'd take a break - he didn't.

    Only occurs to me in hindsight that he might've been having some sort of fit :l

    ;) Bit of a local legend in those parts. Remember when some oiks in Yarmouth beat him up the whole city was saddened.
  • atomicjuicer 25 Feb 2013 11:15:13 299 posts
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    @MrTomFTW lol at story number one, in my head he sounds like the old guy in the Simpsons with a cane (one with a grumbling voice from old folks home I think).
  • Humperfunk 25 Feb 2013 11:15:58 1,933 posts
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    tombo wrote:
    There's the famous Clapham Transvestite.
    Bloke in his 50s, waist-length grey hair, wears unbelievably short skirts, crop tops and high heels. Usually seen on his bike. Striking.
    In Clapham you say? There is someone of this exact description who hangs around the Holloway Road Morrisons - I never went in there without seeing him at some point.

    Think he had a bike too. Maybe it's the same bloke who just went up and down London...or maybe it's a cult/gang/pack of weirdos

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  • Deleted user 25 February 2013 11:17:53
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    Very old chap with a porkpie hat, a long tweed coat, a zimmerframe and no teeth. Hangs around the Turkish supermarket in Catford telling literally everyone who goes near him that they are cunts.
    Ha I used to live in Catford back in the 70's/80's and yes there were all sorts of very odd people living in the area! :D
  • imamazed 25 Feb 2013 11:19:10 5,520 posts
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    Humperfunk wrote:
    tombo wrote:
    There's the famous Clapham Transvestite.
    Bloke in his 50s, waist-length grey hair, wears unbelievably short skirts, crop tops and high heels. Usually seen on his bike. Striking.

    Think he had a bike too. Maybe it's the same bloke who just went up and down London...or maybe it's a cult/gang/pack of weirdos
    That's a scary/arousing thought

    Edited by imamazed at 11:19:29 25-02-2013
  • rivuzu 25 Feb 2013 11:20:53 992 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    ;) Bit of a local legend in those parts. Remember when some oiks in Yarmouth beat him up the whole city was saddened.
    What, seriously? Why would people do that? The guy may have been a bit special (needs) but he was harmless, and fun to watch. That's just not even human :/

    Back to my proposal to chemically neuter all those who have been given an ASBO or are on record for such bull.
  • imamazed 25 Feb 2013 11:25:23 5,520 posts
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    rivuzu wrote:
    imamazed wrote:
    ;) Bit of a local legend in those parts. Remember when some oiks in Yarmouth beat him up the whole city was saddened.
    What, seriously? Why would people do that? The guy may have been a bit special (needs) but he was harmless, and fun to watch. That's just not even human :/

    Back to my proposal to chemically neuter all those who have been given an ASBO or are on record for such bull.
    I know, utter cretins. But hey, that's what Yarmouth is like I suppose...
  • Tryhard 25 Feb 2013 11:26:50 3,700 posts
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    Weirdo's who say cunt repeatedly make me smile.
  • elstoof 25 Feb 2013 11:28:02 6,625 posts
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    Mageme wrote:
    I've had a complete stranger come up to me and say he'll kill me and my family.

    This was when I was working in a secure psychiatric ward though.

    So not quite a "complete stranger" then, more a person with certified mental issues in your care.
  • imamazed 25 Feb 2013 11:28:28 5,520 posts
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    Tryhard wrote:
    Weirdo's who say cunt repeatedly make me smile.
    So, you mean like, all of Scotland?
  • Tryhard 25 Feb 2013 11:29:15 3,700 posts
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    @wogsy81 The funny thing was it was Werewolf week on Film 4.
  • kinky_mong 25 Feb 2013 11:31:33 9,958 posts
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    Used to live near Seven Sisters road in Holloway, and that road and the Morrisons nearby on Holloway Road are a fucking magnet for freaks.

    There's the world's worst tranny that Humperfunk mentioned, who I've seen a couple of times on the bus yelling incoherently in his/her/its hilariously deep voice.

    The crazy dog lady, an old woman who walks around with 8 Papillon dogs, some of which are sitting in a baby stroller.

    But my favourite is a guy who I would see most mornings on the bus to Finsbury Park Station. He was always dressed in normal work clothes, but he would get on at one stop, then get off at the very next stop while yelling "MI5! MI5 use mental telepathy, that's the real hacking!" I like to think he just did laps of Seven Sisters road going from one bus stop to the next all day to spread his message.

    Edited by kinky_mong at 11:32:22 25-02-2013

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  • S.J.Rogers 25 Feb 2013 11:35:40 3,557 posts
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    A good one happened to me.

    A few years ago i took my mum out shopping to Reading (Lots of woman's cloths shops) for the day...

    Walking along the old high street and just crossing a road, a disheveled chap shouts "CUNT" at me, from the other side of the road for no reason...

    My mum who is a little posh and usually very strait, turned to me and says : I didn't know he knew you that well..! :)
  • Tryhard 25 Feb 2013 11:41:32 3,700 posts
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    Warning,do not have any sort of fluid in your mouth while reading this thread.Even if you are getting paid for it.
  • kickerconspiracy 25 Feb 2013 11:44:11 495 posts
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    http://locallegend.3forum.biz/

    There's about 5-6 from my town alone.
  • rivuzu 25 Feb 2013 11:56:46 992 posts
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    kickerconspiracy wrote:
    http://locallegend.3forum.biz/

    There's about 5-6 from my town alone.
    Disturbing. On the "Southern" legends, a fairly big area, there are only entries for Southend. Quite a LOT of entries for Southend. Oh dear.
  • onestepfromlost 25 Feb 2013 12:17:10 2,039 posts
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    I work in a nightclub in Glasgow, weirdos are a daily encounter for me!
  • Rodney 25 Feb 2013 12:26:39 1,847 posts
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    I used to see this man regularly on the bus between Notting Hill and Shepards Bush. In his 40s, normal looking, business suit, openly reading granny porn mags on the bus - no effort to conceal it.
  • Mageme 25 Feb 2013 12:30:05 1,993 posts
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    @elstoof Not at all, that was my first visit to the ward and hadn't even looked at the folks' medical history. Still, it was interesting.

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  • elstoof 25 Feb 2013 12:35:09 6,625 posts
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    Dave Elvis is a local character, he's a bit odd but harmless. Don't know if I'd call him a "weirdo" but he's pretty well known for his unique persona. Does a bit of Elvis impersonation you'll be surprised to hear. Went on X Factor a few years ago, very distinctive chap.
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