So....... do you know any weirdos?

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Found 31st Jul 2009
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I'm not referring to this forum.... but in real life...... (No fantasists please)


Something just struck me today, that brought about a wry smile and summed it how diverse peoples interests can be.

One of the guys I work with, is currently flying off to Spain today to do battle. He likes dressing up and always takes his guns and swords with him. Yes, you've guessed it, he's involved in these mock historical battles. (This one is for the Battle of Corruna)

On the face of it, it's all pretty harmless fun I guess, though he is pretty serious about this stuff and most of his holidays are in pursuit of this hobby. (I'd say he probably has at least 4 trips a year to do battle.)


So do any of you have any obscure and unusual hobbies - or know someone who has?






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Original Poster Banned

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Godddd yeah, Blackpool obviosuly attracts them.
There is this guy who lives not too far away from us. His wife died about 8 years ago and he went loony. He suddenly started comign out wearing her clothes, then bought a wig and now dresses up as her. So some days he's himself and other days he's his wife and wears her dreses and a wig and a full face of makeup.lol.

guv;5894826

I'm not referring to this forum.... but in real life......



Damm - thats me out :thumbsup:

Mind you I did work with someone who had a Star Trek uniform.....

For round this way - there is a group of guys that work on their minitiature steam trains. I find quite a few of them very strange.

However, their hobby are the children's gain, and they run a miniature steam railway in the park every sunday with a ground level and elevated track.

Not so very weird - only slightly - but you reminded me of them!

A colleague I used to work with does that sort of thing, he used to bring in photos of the "battles" he used to partake in and insist we all looked at them......he was a little odd though and a little too "friendly" if you know what I mean! Each to their own I guess.

superskilly;5894850

Godddd yeah, Blackpool obviosuly attracts them.There is this guy who … Godddd yeah, Blackpool obviosuly attracts them.There is this guy who lives not too far away from us. His wife died about 8 years ago and he went loony. He suddenly started comign out wearing her clothes, then bought a wig and now dresses up as her. So some days he's himself and other days he's his wife and wears her dreses and a wig and a full face of makeup.lol.



Oh that sounds so sad :-(

superskilly;5894850

Godddd yeah, Blackpool obviosuly attracts them.There is this guy who … Godddd yeah, Blackpool obviosuly attracts them.There is this guy who lives not too far away from us. His wife died about 8 years ago and he went loony. He suddenly started comign out wearing her clothes, then bought a wig and now dresses up as her. So some days he's himself and other days he's his wife and wears her dreses and a wig and a full face of makeup.lol.



sounds a bit "psycho" doesnt it!

I know a guy that pretends he's a psychiatrist and charges internet geeks £450 per hour.......

gari189;5894882

I know a guy that pretends he's a psychiatrist and charges internet geeks … I know a guy that pretends he's a psychiatrist and charges internet geeks £450 per hour.......



:giggle:

You should watch Role Models

LARP

gari189;5894882

I know a guy that pretends he's a psychiatrist and charges internet geeks … I know a guy that pretends he's a psychiatrist and charges internet geeks £450 per hour.......



even when im out CEO'ing in real life, like 90% of your posts these days seem to be aimed at me lols were had

There's a bloke who I used to live near to who changed his name by deed poll to Sir William Geronimo Wallace (Braveheart). He wore the same pair of wrangler jeans every day along with a pair of cowboy boots and full native american indian head dress. His house has the front window painted with the Scottish flag, with the words "Sir William Wallace's Pad"

He used to drink in the same pub as more (he actually spent most of his life in there though) and although he was a little eccentric, he was okay to talk to :lol:

Sloth/Mod

I think those that sit round a table playing their little Warcraft or whatever thing it is and spending hours on end painting little figures are a bit odd. lol.

But each to their own...........would be dull if we were all the same.

Alfonse;5894902

You should watch Role ModelsLARP


+1 LOL

gari189;5894882

I know a guy that pretends he's a psychiatrist and charges internet geeks … I know a guy that pretends he's a psychiatrist and charges internet geeks £450 per hour.......



Wow, thats quite a rate, obviously not registered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, who recommend up to £140 per hour.

Anyway, I suppose my weird thing is I dance the Argentine tango, not the ballroom stuff but proper sexy Argentine tango.

Guess I just enjoy dancing with lots of different ladies, and as I get to travel a lot with work, it gives me something to do on an evening, instead of being stuck in a hotel, there is always a Milonga event going off somewhere.
Also keeps me fit as I hate the gym.

DKLS;5895004

Wow, thats quite a rate, obviously not registered with the Royal College … Wow, thats quite a rate, obviously not registered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, who recommend up to £140 per hour.Anyway, I suppose my weird thing is I dance the Argentine tango, not the ballroom stuff but proper sexy Argentine tango.Guess I just enjoy dancing with lots of different ladies, and as I get to travel a lot with work, it gives me something to do on an evening, instead of being stuck in a hotel, there is always a Milonga event going off somewhere.Also keeps me fit as I hate the gym.


I like your CEO'in skillz.

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I'm weird :oops:

t0mm;5895008

I like your CEO'in skillz.



+1

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Butterflies;5894854

For round this way - there is a group of guys that work on their … For round this way - there is a group of guys that work on their minitiature steam trains. I find quite a few of them very strange.However, their hobby are the children's gain, and they run a miniature steam railway in the park every sunday with a ground level and elevated track.Not so very weird - only slightly - but you reminded me of them!



Yeh, I know quite a few train spotter types! I know someone who likes choppers too! :w00t:

bitseylango;5894856

A colleague I used to work with does that sort of thing, he used to bring … A colleague I used to work with does that sort of thing, he used to bring in photos of the "battles" he used to partake in and insist we all looked at them......he was a little odd though and a little too "friendly" if you know what I mean! Each to their own I guess.



In this particular occasion, the town have actually paid his plane fare (which was just under £400).... and for putting on a few strange clothes!

Like I said though, i think it's odd (perhaps weirdo is too strong a term) - but as a thread title, it does the trick!

black gerbil1;5894935

even when im out CEO'ing in real life, like 90% of your posts these days … even when im out CEO'ing in real life, like 90% of your posts these days seem to be aimed at me lols were had



I did request to keep it real.

Syzable;5894959

I think those that sit round a table playing their little Warcraft or … I think those that sit round a table playing their little Warcraft or whatever thing it is and spending hours on end painting little figures are a bit odd. lol.But each to their own...........would be dull if we were all the same.



Indeed. When i was younger, some of the guys I worked with, used to catch overnight trains from Waterloo to Exeter, to get "mileage" behind a certain locomotive - and log it all in a book. Thats a pretty extreme form of train spotting... not to mention a bit smelly, since, they would come into work the next day without a shower!

If you want wierdos try typing in well worn shoes on fleabay!!!!.................................................nuff said

Sloth/Mod

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Indeed. When i was younger, some of the guys I worked with, used to … Indeed. When i was younger, some of the guys I worked with, used to catch overnight trains from Waterloo to Exeter, to get "mileage" behind a certain locomotive - and log it all in a book. Thats a pretty extreme form of train spotting... not to mention a bit smelly, since, they would come into work the next day without a shower!



Extreme trainspotting :-D

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shanecr;5895018

+1


I sea your gerbil.

Where I used to live a few years ago there was this old couple, the guy used to push his wife to the shop in her wheelchair every day. he used to wear a kilt and I always presumed they were Scottish. Then one day I noticed he was wearing a skirt, not a kilt, lol. Over the 3 years I lived there he gradually went from a guy in a kilt to a guy wearing full women's clothes, a wig, make up, the whole works. lol

I once knew a girl that would stick pencils in the most unusual places. :whistling:

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I saw a weirdo in sainsburys yesterday.

Old duffer, but not really old. Kept doing a little cough and saying "excuse me" - no one was near him though.

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realfriendlyman;5895143

I once knew a girl that would stick pencils in the most unusual places. … I once knew a girl that would stick pencils in the most unusual places. :whistling:



As a hobby?

battles guy sounds so sweet!! awww!!! i always feel sorry for these people. dunno why!

hmmm weirdos? no i dont think so....i mean nothing like the people u guys are mentioning!

guv;5895159

As a hobby?



Well, she was doing it for fun...and if someone didn't enjoy there hobbies, they wouldn't keep doing it?

magicbeans;5895167

battles guy sounds so sweet!! awww!!! i always feel sorry for these … battles guy sounds so sweet!! awww!!! i always feel sorry for these people. dunno why!hmmm weirdos? no i dont think so....i mean nothing like the people u guys are mentioning!



I was just thinking the same as you mb

I know this person who keeps staring at me strangely just because I leave the house wearing my late Wife's clothes.

Some people are just weird. :whistling:

This is me on a day out.
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Ungreat;5895221

I know this bloke who keeps staring at me strangely just because I leave … I know this bloke who keeps staring at me strangely just because I leave the house wearing my late Wife's clothes.Some people are just weird. :whistling:This is me on a day out.



Has anyone ever told you that you also look a duck? :giggle:

I've met a few people who just keep going off on little holidays, instead of staying at home all the time, as they properly should .;-)

I know people that spend £100's every weekend at clubs and they can't even afford it. :giggle:

t0mm;5894966

+1 LOL



Alfonse;5894902

You should watch Role ModelsLARP



Danny: Man, why do you bow for that guy?
Augie Farks: Because he's the king, and he rules the entire realm.
Danny: Oh he rules the entire realm? Oh my bad.
Danny: Is that when he is or isn't whacking it to The Sims?

:w00t:

t0mm;5895046

I sea your gerbil.




He died. too much BS in his diet.

shanecr;5895683

He died. too much BS in his diet.


LOL

t0mm;5895008

I like your CEO'in skillz.



Please excuse my ignorance, but what does CEO'in mean, I looked it up on urban dictionary but it aint listed.

Sloth/Mod

DKLS;5895712

Please excuse my ignorance, but what does CEO'in mean, I looked it up on … Please excuse my ignorance, but what does CEO'in mean, I looked it up on urban dictionary but it aint listed.



He specialises in 'Checking Elephant Orifice's'

HTH :-D

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On the face of it, it's all pretty harmless fun I guess,

But underneath it's what? Something sinister?

Weirdness is a subjective term.

I know a couple of people who only have about 80 years to live and spend 5 days a week at a 'job' working in an 'office'.

Bizarre.
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