You Shall Not Pass… Your OWLS

| UT, USA | Friendly | March 10, 2014

(My friend avoids geek culture like the plague. We’re at a movie when a trailer for the new ‘Hobbit’ movie plays.)

Friend: *after seeing Ian McKellen on the screen as Gandalf* “Hey, it’s Dumbledore!”

Me: “No, that’s not Dumbledore. That’s Gandalf.”

Friend: “Are you sure?”

Me: “Pretty sure…”

Friend: “Oh, well then he should have been Dumbledore.”

Me: *sigh* “You know, he really should have been…”

A Picture Of Disrespect

| Devon, England, UK | Friendly | March 9, 2014

(I am walking into town with my three children and we see an elderly woman on a mobility scooter. We move out of the way politely, and smile. She just glares. About an hour later on our way back home, we see her again, and once again, I make sure we are all out of the way so she enough room to get by.)

Me: *smiling* “Good afternoon.”

Lady: *glares back* “Why don’t you just take a picture, you nosy cow!

(So much for trying to teach my kids manners, when other people treat us like rubbish!)

Make A Disappointment

| USA | Friendly | March 8, 2014

(It’s a Friday night. I call up one of my friends I haven’t seen in a while.)

Me: “Hey, you want to come over tonight? We can make dinner, drink some wine…”

Friend: “Yeah! Sounds fun!”

Me: “Okay, see you in a few hours.”

(A few hours later…)

Friend: “Hey, [Other Friend] just asked me to hang out, and I think I’m just going to hang with them instead. Sorry!”

Me: “…”

(This is probably why I never see her.)

I Just Gotta Be Me

| Vancouver Island, BC, Canada | Friendly | March 7, 2014

(While browsing tables at a yard sale with my mom, a lady taps my shoulder. I turn around.)

Lady: “Oh! It’s not you.”

Me: “Yes, it is!”

Setting The Record Straight

| Australia | Friendly | March 7, 2014

(My mum is on her break, talking with an elderly Italian man about culture.)

Mum: “The Greeks invented heaps of things. I’ve heard a few of them say they invented sex.”

Man: “Really! They can say they invented sex, but we Italians introduced it to women!”

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