Category: Crazy Requests

Your Pee Disagrees

| Omaha, NE, USA | Crazy Requests, Health & Body, Strangers

(I think I break my wrist while at work, while 34 weeks pregnant. I’m all baby bump — as in VERY noticeable. I get settled in at the urgent care office to wait. An over-the-road driver is in for drug screening.)

Driver: “Hey!”

Me: *keeps reading because why would anyone want to talk to me*

Driver: “Hey! Lady!”

Me: “Oh! Yes, sir?”

Driver: “I need you to do my test for me.”

Me: “WHAT?”

Driver: “Yeah, I won’t be clean. It’s just a pee test.”

Me: “I don’t think so.”

Driver: “Why not? It’s easy!”

Nurse: *behind him* “I’m pretty sure they’d question how you are pregnant.”

Driver: “They can test for that?”

Nurse: “Follow me, sir.”

Me: “Um. What just happened?”

Receptionist: “That’s almost normal.”

(Just a bad sprain for me in the end. I at least didn’t have a weird pee test result.)

Vacate This Vacation

| USA | Crazy Requests, Popular, Schoolmates, Travel

(My wife and I are best friends with another couple whom we went to college with. We live in the same neighborhood and we have sons that are best friends and in the same class at school. As a result, we all spend a lot of time together and even planned a vacation to Florida together for the kids’ February break from school. My son was also born in February, so the vacation will be taking place during his birthday. One evening, my wife answers a call from the mother of one of our son’s classmates.)

Wife: “Hello?”

Mother Of Classmate: “Hi, [Wife], this is [Mother of Classmate]. I’m calling to let you know that there seems to be an issue about your son’s birthday plans.”

Wife: “I’m sorry, can you please clarify?”

Mother Of Classmate: “It appears that [Son and Best Friends’ Son] were discussing with the other kids in the class about how they were going to Florida next month to celebrate your son’s birthday. As you may know, the school has a policy on how a parent is obligated to invite all the children in the class to their child’s birthday if one child from the class is invited. My child is very upset that he wasn’t invited to this party.”

Me: “Okay, well, the trip isn’t actually for my son’s birthday; it’s just a trip with our two families when we could all go. His birthday taking place during the time is coincidental.”

Mother Of Classmate: “Yes, but will you be celebrating his birthday during it?”

Wife: “Yes, we will be celebrating his birthday, not that it’s any of your business.”

Mother Of Classmate: “So it is a birthday party, so my child and the other kids in the class should be invited.”

Wife: “Look, I understand that the rule is in place to keep kids from feeling excluded, but this is a vacation, not a birthday party. You cannot expect us to bring along 20 other kids and pay for flights, hotel, tickets, and meals.”

Mother Of Classmate: “Well, would you expect to pay for your kid to attend someone else’s birthday?”

Wife: “Again, it’s not a birthday party; it’s a vacation. We will not be inviting any other classmates.”

Mother Of Classmate: “But it’s the school’s rule! Fine, if you are going to be so difficult, I will schedule a trip there at the same as your family so my son can attend your son’s birthday. Can you send over your vacation itinerary so we can try to get on the same flights and stay at the same hotel?”

Wife: “No; that is completely out of the question. I will not give you any of of the information for our trip.”

Mother Of Classmate: “Fine. I’ll still go, though. What’s to stop me from finding all of you?”

Wife: “Good luck finding us. Do you know how big Florida is? Now I have had enough of this conversation, which I am honestly finding too foolish to even be having! Have a good evening!”

(My wife hung up after that and relayed what the mother was saying. We later received texts from some other parents of kids in our son’s class, saying how the mother was calling everyone and to say we were not following the rule, and that they were pretty confused. After we said it was a vacation, the parents agreed with us and said she was being crazy. She also called our son’s teacher to make a complaint and we had to clear that up, too. We also had to have our son and our friend’s son not talk about the vacation anymore at school, in case this woman was actually serious about trying to crash our vacation.)

Bed Wetter

| NY, USA | Crazy Requests, Popular, Roommates

(I return to my dorm room mid-morning to find my roommate and her boyfriend there. He looks exhausted.)

Roommate: “Oh, hey, [My Name], is it okay if [Boyfriend] sleeps in your bed? The sprinklers malfunctioned in his room and woke him up, and his bed is all wet.”

Me: “Erm – can’t he sleep in YOUR bed?”

Roommate: “I just washed all the blankets and he’s kinda wet still, see?”

Me: “No. Just… no. Sorry, [Boyfriend].”

(I had been planning to go to the library, but instead I crawled on to my bed to work to make sure she didn’t stick him in it as soon as I left!)

Heather Heathen

| London, England, UK | Crazy Requests, Money, Popular, Strangers

(I am a tourist visiting London for a few days and don’t have much money with me. A lady collecting money for a children’s charity approaches me.)

Lady: *sticks piece of heather wrapped in glad wrap down my shirt* “Here’s a piece of heather. It symbolises good luck and has been picked from the fields in Scotland. In return we ask that you provide a donation to support the local children’s hospital.”

Me: *angry that she’d apparently decided it was ok to stick plant material down my shirt but wanting to get rid of her and be on my way* “Here’s some change.”

(I hand her some admittedly small change and go to walk away, fishing the heather out of my cleavage as I do so).

Lady: *catches up to me* “I’m sorry, dear, but this is simply not enough! It won’t even cover the cost of making up the heather!”

(I toss the heather back at her and go to walk away again.)

Lady: *follows me* “Don’t you have any more money you could give as a donation? It’s not even worth me taking this!”

(I ignored her and kept walking. Honestly, what happened to the “every little donation helps” mentality? I really wanted to yell at her for her blatant invasion of my personal space, too, but I figured it would be absolutely pointless and I just wanted to be on my way.)

No Child Is In The Running

| BC, Canada | Crazy Requests, Family & Kids, Popular, Strangers

(My sister and I are petite females. We go for a run in the park beside our house. Upon entering the park there is a huge amount of children’s toys and props scattered everywhere, including in the middle of the path. There is a large family taking family photos, occupying the only bridge across the river. We have been waiting in plain sight for about ten minutes at this point. One of the mothers walks up to me.)

Mother: “My son keeps crying in all of these photos! Come over here and do a dance with me and get him to smile!” *makes a move to grab my arm*

Me: *takes a step back to avoid physical contact* “Woah! How about NO. This is a public park and we’ve been waiting for a while. How about we just squeeze by you guys so we can get going?”

(The mother looked shocked that I wouldn’t want to entertain her “angel.” At this point the father gave me a look of pity and grabbed his son and stepped aside for the five seconds we needed to cross the bridge. In the future, don’t just assume everyone wants to babysit your kid or that every female loves children.)

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