So, one thing I tend to do when I meet people is regale them with some funny true stories from my life. So I thought I'd share here and encourage anyone with stories in the same vein to contribute In fact, weird things (like in the following story) have happened to me quite frequently - and I plan on one day making a movie out of the combined experiences. Here we go: I went to the local train station to buy a weekly ticket to work (St. Leonards). I bought the ticket and went on my way. The next morning at the St. Leonards train station ticket barriers, I wasn't permitted exit from the station. On checking my ticket, they had sold me a weekly to the City (same price, so I didn't realise.) That night, I go to the local train station ticket office to plead my case and try to get my ticket replaced with the right one. I'm promptly told "no refunds" and have to buy a ticket between the City and St. Leonards... annoying. Anyway, by this time, it's around 7pm and it's very dark out... and I begin the walk from the station home. Walking up through a corner just past the station near a block of flats, I see a figure on the other side of the road. "Excuse me, what time is it?". I don't wear a watch, so I look down and reach into my pocket and retrieve my phone. It was like one of those horror movies, you know, where someone/something is really far away... you look somewhere else for just a second and then back and *it* is right up close? I notice three things: 1) This woman is rather large 2) She is missing quite a fair amount of teeth 3) She is holding a longneck obscured by a brown paper bag (btw, what's the point of the brown paper bag - everyone knows what it is) I reply, "It's 7.15pm" (in fact, I remember this incident so well.... that was the actual time). She replies in a gruff, bogan accented voice "Can I push the friendship, and ask for a cigarette?" "I don't smoke", I say, before beginning to walk away. I swear, without a word of a lie, she looks me up and down, head to toe and says "So... are ya single?" Surprised and panicked, I actually uttered the word "Yes" before gasping and quickly saying "Um, I've gotta go now" and walking (read: running) briskly up the road to safety. But it wasn't over. About 200m away from the lovely lady, I faintly hear her bellow toward me the now famous words (at least to me and all I have told this story to) - "CAN I HAVE YA NUMBA LUV?!"