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I get all the weirdos. [20071223|20:21]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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You know, if I'd ever thought about it before, I'd have flattered myself into thinking that I'm not the kind of girl who would be approached at the bar by a lean bald man carrying an inflatable sheep under his arm. Nor would I have thought that I'm the kind of girl who gets told by said man, with a crazed glint in his eye, that he loves me.

I would also not have imagined watching him get marched out of the pub by a tall, impassive, Senegalese barman. Or seeing him staring longingly in through the window from the pavement, still clutching his sheep, until it became obvious that I was not going to go outside until he went away.

It turns out, though, that I am that kind of girl. Happy Christmas to me!
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[User Picture]From: taische
2007-12-23 21:20 (UTC)

Basquing Strangely in that Weird Light

At first I just figured he was your average smitten Basque guy, but then I realized you mentioned nothing about his offering you a cod fish after showing you his sheep.

Happy NoSeWiFeH!!!!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-01-02 15:34 (UTC)
Does that bacalaito come with mango chutney? If not, I'm not interested!
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[User Picture]From: taische
2008-01-02 15:59 (UTC)
I'm guessing raisins in your mondongo wouldn't do?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-01-01 15:19 (UTC)
I think this story now trumps the one about the guy in the cape who swept me dramatically into his arms and asked, "Can I bite you?" NB: It wasn't Halloween, nor was I in a goth club.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-01-02 15:23 (UTC)
Yes. It's why I try not to go outside too much.
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2007-12-23 21:56 (UTC)
Was he wearing a Santa suit?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-01-01 15:17 (UTC)
If I ever see him again, I'll certainly not be suggesting that!
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[User Picture]From: thefounder
2007-12-23 22:25 (UTC)
i'm glad someone had the presence of mind to remove him from the pub for you. i hope he didn't lurk outside for long.

as i walked through Nottingham city centre the other day, i saw a bloke matching that description [only sans sheep] stop outside a shop and peer in through the window, apparently in the direction of a shop assistant's legs. thankfully i passed by too quickly to see if he licked the window, but i fear that was his next move. it's very sad that the stress of Christmas shopping has reached such gargantuan proportions that it can make people act in this way.
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[User Picture]From: thefounder
2007-12-24 00:45 (UTC)
so do i. thankfully, window lickers appear to be a rarity there.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-01-02 15:33 (UTC)
I didn't notice he was out there until quite a few minutes later. He'd managed to retain his pint, so he finished that before he left. Yikes!
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[User Picture]From: swerve
2007-12-23 22:28 (UTC)
But it makes for a great story. Happy Christmas! :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-01-02 16:01 (UTC)
And hopefully one without a sequel.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2007-12-24 01:10 (UTC)
*rolls off bed, laughing* Erm.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-01-02 15:36 (UTC)
Heh. I imagine you would have done the same if you had been there with me. Right before we grabbed the cricket bats - just in case.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-01-02 15:39 (UTC)
You know, that might explain some of my exes. I may have been just so thrilled to meet someone who wasn't trying to bite me, or give me a codfish, or woo me with inflatable sheep that the first normal bloke to come along looked infinitely more attractive.
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2007-12-24 17:06 (UTC)
Happy Christmas to you indeed! Nothing says love like an inflatable sheep. Even if it's misguided, slightly disturbing love that comes with its own Senegalese bouncer with Kung Fu grip.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-01-02 15:55 (UTC)
I'm just glad it's not love that I'm obliged to take home with me!
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