Everything you write reminds me of British humor. Do you have a book published? Have you ever considered becoming a charismatic cult leader? Just wondering. I have a funny story. I was trying to get signed up on a website as a new member. All of the user names i wanted to use were taken. So, I tried the name Boogerface to see if the site had a programming flaw. It went through! And then, I tried to go back and change it and the site kept saying my email was already in the system, so it wouldn't change the name. Fortunately, I emailed them and they said i could change it once i fully signed up. The only problem is that Boogerface seems to be the only name in the world that's not already taken. I tried Murky, Misspiggy, Sugarmagnolia and Rhiannon.
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That happened to me just earlier today. I tried every name I could think of that I could remember and then I just got the crazy idea of the name for one of my (potential) children--Alyxa Rose. Just like that, it went through. I swear the admins didn't find it funny that I tried all the names I could and had to use one for a child. It's--in my mind, anyway--as funny as a banana named Pear.
And I agree with Guinivere, Chris. You should have a book published or something. All of this seems like it would be incredibly funny for US consumers since most people don't know how to have fun and enjoy what life gives them.
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I've picked that one from Chris's list, and I'll build on it:
Repeat everything someone says, as a question.
Pretend you don't hear everything someone says, and ask her to repeat
This happened to me some years ago, someone I knew started saying "What's that?" every time I started talking. He wasn't deaf and there was no indication at all that he was doing it on purpose, so I kept repeating my sentences.
That would qualify as very annoying in my book.
I can't say I have much experience of this, but isn't this the type of behaviour you would expect from a man? I can't imagine a woman systematically looking at you absent-mindedly when you've said something and say "What's that"? or "What did you say?". I also wonder what's in it for the questioner. Unless he succeeds in convincing the talker to keep quiet once and for all, he's going to have to deal with the sentence the second time it's utterred... yet people rarely engage in strange or annoying behaviour unless there is something in it for them.
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