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11. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

That just brightened up my afternoon anyway - thanks for that!

Actually, I have a frighteningly similar story but it would just take too long to go into. Elements of it very similar to yours, and your guy sounds exactly like the person I had the incident with - a schizophrenic off their meds. (not joking).

I hope you find a better roommate next time!

12. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

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13. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 8y

What a post and what a weirdo....that was soo funny!

14. Posted by WelshEmma (Budding Member 33 posts) 8y

Wow. What a freak. Hope you manage to find someplace else to live! Where are you? In a hostel?? Would he try and find you again or seomthing??

I'm off to Aus in a week...hoping don't meet any nutters!!

15. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 8y

Update:

I'm still in that hostel but in a different room. ok ok before you think I'm insane let me explain.

The day I was thinking about leaving a couple nice irish girls checked in. so I stayed a little longer and just switched rooms.
What?! don't gimme that look...you'd a done the same thing.

Anyway I hit it off extremely well with one of them travelled with her for a couple weeks. Now I'm actually extremely excited about being in a relationship for the first time in my life. So now the plan is to save up for a couple months and travel around western australia with her.

so looking back I may have never started a conversation with her if he didn't tell me that crazy story...

...maybe he is an angel.

plus I left my jeans hanging on the line when I went on the road trip and he brought them inside and held onto them for me. True, he thought he got a new pair of jeans, he even told me he tried them on. but still...

...I have my jeans back and a cute irish girl now.

16. Posted by John999181 (Full Member 41 posts) 8y

I've came across a few, and the one I'm going to mention now, isn't really crazy.. It was more unexpected, though here goes.....

I was in New York for Christmas a couple of years ago and was heading to Washington DC next, so decided to go to Penn Street station to book my ticket a few days in advance... It was actually on Christmas day when I went and booked it... I couldn't believe it was open... The city that never sleeps alright.....

I approached the desk, where I was greeted by a very Chirpy sales assistant called April,

"Good morning Sir, and how are you today?"

(Me) "Hi, I'm fine thank you. I'm after a ticket to Washington DC please"

"Certainly Sir, and what day would you like to travel?"

(Me) "The 28th please, around dinner time if possible"

"No problem, you'll be looking at about $80 though I'll just check that out for you now" She punches away at her keyboard, returning with,
"Mmm, it's working out a bit more expensive at $104"

(Me) "That's fine. I'd priced it on the internet and it came up at that too."

"OK Sir, that'll be $104. Do you have your identification please?"

(Me) "Certainlyā€¯ I handed over my passport along with $110.

"Ah, the luck of the Irish???"

(Me) "Ha. No, I'm British. I'm from England"

"Its says on your passport, Northern Ireland."

(Me) "No, it says United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" Pointing at the top of the passport.

"Oops. Silly me. So how would you like a discount John" She had me on 1st name terms now.

(Me) "I'd love one."

"No, I wanna hear you say it like you mean it."

(Me) "I'd love a discount please. Since it's Christmas and all." I said in a polite manor.

"No John, I wanna hear you really mean it. Say it to me John, say, I wanna discount."

(Me) "I wanna discount"

"Louder John, I can't hear you."

(Me) "I wanna discount." getting slightly louder, though remembering I was in the middle of Penn Street station.

"Where talking alota discount here John, scream it"

(Me) "I wanna DISCOUNT!"

"Hell ya, again..."

(Me) "I WANNA DISCOUNT!!!!" Slamming my fist down on the counter, forgetting where I was for a second.....

"There you go Sir, have a nice day" She said as if the past 30 seconds hadn't happened. She slid back my passport, along with my train ticket, smiled at me and passed back a $50 note.

"You take care now"

(Me) "Why thank you. Merry Christmas"

And away I went... With a glowing smile and equipt with another true travel story I bring home with me to tell the friends, or even the barber while I'm sitting getting my hair cut......

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 11, 2008, at 12:59 PM by John999181 ]

17. Posted by roxi123 (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

Quoting Hien

... and you remember the entire conversation!

i think if that conversation was said to me i would remember that aswel lol im at work reading this and i nearly had tea coming out of my nose trying not to laugh out loud. what a nutter!

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