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13 March 2003 @ 10:40 pm
Why me? -.-  

As I was driving home tonight I realized (as I was at the end of Lake Shore Drive, almost to the highway) that I was almost out of gas. Bugger. This meant that I had no choice but to stop in a less-than-savory neighborhood to fill up, or risk stalling on the way home. So I stopped.

I got out of the car at the station (which, while not in a good neighborhood, was very well lit and had many other people getting gas), put my card in and had inserted the pump into the car when I hear...

Hey baby!

I ignore the voice and stand up completely, not looking in that direction.

Hey big mama!

Oh, now THAT is just the way to get on my good side. And now he's right next to me. Wonderful. I turn and say, "Can I help you with something?" in a stern tone.

The man looks at me and says, Yes, do you believe in god?"

"No, I don't."

He looks shocked. Well why don't you?

"Because I studied theology in college." (Not the whole answer, but why am I having this discussion??? Because I don't know how to get rid of him and the gas is not done pumping. I'm trapped.)

What's that?

"Theology is the study of religion."

What did you learn?

"I learned that god doesn't exist."

He looks even more shocked. Why isn't the gas pumping faster? But who do you think made the world?

"I don't think anyone made the world. I believe in the Big Bang Theory."

What's that?

"It's the idea that an explosion in the universe sparked the growth of this world." I really can't believe that I'm explaining the Big Bang Theory to some homeless man in a gas station. Oh, but the pump has finished. I reach for the pump - so does he, and he touches my hand. *cringes*. I tell him I can do it.

Are you married? Oh. good. grief.

"No, I'm not."

Well I would love to marry you! And he touches my arm. O_o

"I'm sorry, but I have a boyfriend," and I head to open the car door and get in.

And that was when he asked me for money. What a surprise. And no, I didn't give him any. -.-
 
 
I feel: uncomfortableuncomfortable
 
 
 
Deiter, of the German Popefuckers.: *smirk*alkaloid on March 13th, 2003 08:49 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Perhaps we are acquainted with the same unsavory gentleman.

By any chance did he look like his skin was melting?
Vicki: can't fight the R/Hhermorrine on March 14th, 2003 09:20 am (UTC)
If we are, he has unbelievable abilities in terms of lightspeed travel. And no, thankfully. :(
TAKE A CHANCE YOU STUPID HOE.: adowablesincelastjuly on March 13th, 2003 09:04 pm (UTC)
Pfffft, as if I'd give him money after that, either.
*cuddles and comforts*
Vicki: can't fight the R/Hhermorrine on March 14th, 2003 09:24 am (UTC)
Well, I was taught long ago to never give money to people on the streets, so I wouldn't regardless... but I just wanted him to GO AWAY. :(
Pervy Hoodie Fancier: JoChen SmileGirldancingrain on March 13th, 2003 09:33 pm (UTC)
eurgh.
my sympathies.

*kisses your hand to give it a much happier memory*
(after washing it, that is) :)
Vicki: Dariahermorrine on March 14th, 2003 09:25 am (UTC)
*hugs*

Oh believe me, I washed my hands as soon as I got home. -.-
wankersore on March 14th, 2003 01:17 am (UTC)

*cling*
Vicki: Dariahermorrine on March 14th, 2003 09:25 am (UTC)
*clings back*
leiabelleleiabelle on March 14th, 2003 01:25 am (UTC)
Dude. That's crazy, that is.

Random fact that you probably already know: The Catholic Church has supported the Big Bang theory since the 1950s. Not all us Christians are anti-scientific-knowledge. ;)
Vicki: Dariahermorrine on March 14th, 2003 09:26 am (UTC)
Oh, I know that. But I wasn't about to get into a huge theological debate with a homeless man. Bleurgh.
leiabelle: puffy haired muggleleiabelle on March 14th, 2003 10:04 am (UTC)

Wow, someone else who knows that besides me! And goodness, I certainly wasn't suggesting that you debate it with him. O_O Me, I'd have panicked and run for it, and gotten more gas somewhere else!
Zorac: t00by boyfriendzorac on March 14th, 2003 04:56 am (UTC)
*hugs*

I do seem to have considerable low-quality competition at the moment...
That's what she said.: *smug*altricial on March 14th, 2003 06:37 am (UTC)

*waves marriage cert*
Zorac: dinosaurzorac on March 14th, 2003 06:49 am (UTC)
OK, so I have some high quality competition too...
That's what she said.altricial on March 14th, 2003 07:09 am (UTC)
Re:
Now you are just mocking me >:0

:P

Dude, thanks for the donation, man. I was in state of O_O for most of the morning because of it. You rule.
Zorac: zoraczorac on March 14th, 2003 07:20 am (UTC)
OK, that wasn't meant to be mocking, but hey...

As for the other, well it's a very good cause, and that money from Mact00bage would just have sat in my PayPal account for ever otherwise ;-)
Vickihermorrine on March 14th, 2003 09:29 am (UTC)
Dude, thanks for the donation, man. I was in state of O_O for most of the morning because of it. You rule.

Doesn't he? *beams*
Vicki: MWAHhermorrine on March 14th, 2003 09:29 am (UTC)
Well, she does have certain rights as First Wife... but I'm sure the two of you can work it out amongst yourselves. ;)
Vickihermorrine on March 14th, 2003 09:27 am (UTC)
*clings*

And there may be other interested parties (beyond the homeless man even), but you have no competition.
Zorac: black untiezorac on March 14th, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC)
*sighs happily and snogs you*
Vicki: Happy Happy!hermorrine on March 14th, 2003 02:05 pm (UTC)
*cuddles against you and snogs back*
Callipygianpicklepuss on March 14th, 2003 09:28 am (UTC)
*hugs*

You do know the most interesting people.

So I'll put this guy down on Kari's To Intimidate list under the Morri heading. I'm sure she'll have no problems.
Vicki: Dariahermorrine on March 14th, 2003 09:31 am (UTC)
*hugs*!

You do know the most interesting people.

Uuuuhhh...yeah. Right.

So I'll put this guy down on Kari's To Intimidate list under the Morri heading. I'm sure she'll have no problems.

I'd better not ever see that guy again. *plans to avoid that gas station in the future*
Teesside Snog Monster: nasalleyjiggery_pokery on March 14th, 2003 09:36 am (UTC)

Eep!

Well, glad that you're safe and that you didn't run out of gas, anyway. :-)
Vicki: Nas Alleyhermorrine on March 14th, 2003 11:10 am (UTC)
Oh, I was never in any danger - there were tons of people at the station and being as I am both Amazonian and fat, I'm sure I could've kicked his arse had the need arisen. But I'm glad it didn't all the same. Overall it was just annoying as hell.