Saturday, August 1, 2015

IS IT ME?

Is it me?  Or does everyone have a few crazy neighbors or friends?

It seems like the more I get to know someone, the more interesting things I discover.  People, for some reason, tell me the most personal things ... that I don't really want to know!  Are you DYING for some details?


My VERY elderly male buddy whose wife passed away ten years ago, became interested in another gal ... and asked me if he should get Viagra.

A single female neighbor made her buddy PROMISE, if she ever died, to go into her house and get her "toys" out before her family arrived.  (She did pass away and the equipment was secretly tossed into the dumpster)

My very good friend only wears black.  Always.  Even in 100+ degree weather.  Always slacks.  Often boots.  Not a spark of bright color (or any color) in jewelry or scarf or shirts.  Just black.

Another neighbor will not be seen in a swimsuit.  Or shorts.  Or capris.  She has been known to go in the pool fully dressed.

My very thrifty friend bought a $12,000 bracelet.  After being scammed out of $17,000.

A single friend is being VERY chatty about her current love affair.  In detail.  Like "should I let him put it THERE".

My happily married friends plan sex for twice a week.  Wednesday and Saturday.  Once she thought it was Wednesday (on a Tuesday) so they were lucky enough to have it three times that week (although she felt tricked!)

An only child friend married a guy who wants a million kids.  Every time she "agrees", she gets a BIG gift ... think new car, new house, vacation cottage, etc.  They have eight children.  So far.

A friend sent $5,000 to unknown people after receiving an email (supposedly from a neighbor) saying they were stuck in Istanbul and had their passports stolen.  YES.  In 2015!  Then was mad when he went to their home to be repaid.

Hopefully ALL of these identities are vague enough that no one will guess who is who.  

Share some of yours?




10 comments:

  1. Okay--I gotta admit, you have me beat in the odd friends category! BUT--do you have Wiccans? I think I have you beat in that category!
    P.S. You really should post more, in length, about encounters with these "friends" of yours.

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    1. Sadly, no Wiccan friends for me. Altho for a while (and maybe still) Mr. Ralph's eldest daughter claimed to be Wiccan. I think if I went into more detail, some people could guess the other people. Maybe not. But I did get chastised for a blog just recently because the subject thought other people would know it was them ...

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    2. I didn't know Mr. Ralph had other children! Do you see the daughter much?

      Blogging/writing period has its pitfalls when it comes to people not liking our perceptions of them.

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    3. We have no contact with his first two children. Mr. Ralph and son have been estranged for 20 years. Daughter played that to the hilt, loving being in the middle of it all. She came for a last visit .... wanting Mr. Ralph to call Mike and make amends. I'm grateful he had his wits about him (if not his body) to tell her YES! Have him call me! She sputtered that HE had to take the first step. He said I've had the same phone number for 50 years and the same address until just a couple of years prior. So Mike knows how to contact him, he does not know how to contact Mike.

      The whole trip seemed to boil down to "are you going to acknowledge us with some $$$$$" And haven't heard from her since .... as the answer was no, everything to my wife until the end or her life.

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  2. I don't have people tell me such personal details about their lives. In the past if anyone had started telling me these sorts of detail I cut them off at the pass which probably explains why you have more friends than I do. LOL

    Your lasst two examples sound like people on the edge of dementia which is sad.

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    1. Maybe I just need to "get a life"!! Why do people tell me these things? It is so bizarre and just can't stop them ....

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    2. I'm guessing that you are open and share a lot of details about your lives so people feel comfortable doing the same?

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    3. Nope. I never divulge anything personal. Most people just enjoying doing all the talking! Listening is a fine art!!!

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  3. I have more crazies in my family than among my friends. I must say that I have a penchant for crazies. There's something about them. Maybe that's because I'm Southern. We're almost proud of our crazies. Loved this post. I may have to do one like it.

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    1. Oh please DO! Crazy people are great for helping me feel normal!

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