Some people do seem to attract more... eccentric people than others.
Maybe it's just the bad luck of being in the wrong place at the right time. But sometimes it feels like you're just meeting a string of strange people who weird you out.
Redditor u/twinky213 asked for cases of "Why do I attract weird people?" and many had tales of awkwardness to share.
10. Santa's side gig
"During a trip to Home Depot, Santa Claus offered me a job as a marijuana farmer."
9. A total freak out
"There was a guy I met online and we talked for a while. As far as I was concerned we were just friends. One day he said he had spent all night drawing something for me and said he hoped I liked it, and he sent a picture of me that he had taken from my Instagram and clearly put through an art filter to make it look like a sketch. It was so obvious. I tried to gently point it out and he started going into the details of what kinds of pencils he used and all that. I ended up finding the exact filter he used and called him out and he freaked out on me saying I was ungrateful and untrustworthy and that I had cheated on my boyfriend at the time by being friends with him, and that even if I was the last girl on earth he wouldn't be interested in me. It was truly bizarre"
8. Not a good foundation for a relationship
"A guy who sent me nudes of his ex gf and asked me to help him spread the nudes because she cheated on him. And he asked me to be his new gf... No thank you"
7. The biggest fan
"I have a fan at work. She is clearly mentally ill, probably schizophrenic. I am always nice to her, my Brother is schizophrenic and I would hope people still treat him like a person. Then, it started going too far. She would call me at work. Dropped by all the time. Told me that I am her daughter. Forbade me from dating black men? I'm wondering if she'll come find me once quarantine is over."
6. That's a deal breakerGiphy
"My last attempt at a date: dude turned out to be a flat earther."
5. That's one way to break the ice
"I was once approached by a stranger in the library who asked, without preamble 'Why did Hitler hate the Jews so much?' The ensuing conversation was surprisingly normal (given how it started off), but I was completely caught off guard."
4. Nobody wants to find this on their doorstep
"Girl who left one of those hamster ball things on my doorstep (never told her my address). It was filled with literally hundreds of hand written notes, most of which had generic uplifting quotes, but some were direct quotes from me, from over six months ago. Meaning from the day I met her, she was writing down and recording things I'd said. For anyone thinking this was actually romantic and sweet, we were in no way romantically involved, we just had a class together. Things got worse from there."
3. This date was just gross
"I ended up attracting someone who basically tried to get into my straight friend's pants. (I'm male and well, he was too.). Worst part about this was he was supposed to be on a date with me. He made zero attempt to even acknowledge I was there, and made passes at 5 other men in my presence, and tried to grope one of my friends after I had noped the **** out of there (I heard off him the day after). It went well, sarcastically speaking."
2. Is that a compliment, or?
"Freshman year of high-school, second week. One of the kids with perpetual headphones on grabbed me and screamed you look just like this one hentai character I know!"
1. They ruined good pizzaGiphy
"Use to order food from this pizza place in town almost everyday. Had the same delivery guy for months. Was nice to the guy but never said more than pleasantries to him. One day a woman dropped off the order instead. Told me the delivery guy was her bf. Causally brought up the fact that they thought I was cute and wanted to have a threesome. Might be the weirdest conversation of my life. Never ordered there again."
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