One thing about me is that I don’t look, or act, like the kind of person who is into weird stuff. If anything, I’d say it’s obvious I’m a straight (and fairly ordinary) woman.

When I say weird stuff, I mean it as ‘stuff that doesn’t seem normal to me’; I’m not making a judgement (just in case you’re into some weird stuff).

Countless things that have happened in my life that have absolutely puzzled me. I tell my friends and family and they can’t believe it. They’re like, ‘that stuff actually happens?’

Whenever I get a strange offer or a left-of-field drama in my life, I know that for some reason, this happens to me and not many other people. But I still don’t know why.

In the last four years I’ve had two invitations to be the third person in a ‘threesome’. I’ve also been asked to massage nudists, nude (when I was a beauty therapist). I know of two men whom, if I’d gone along with it, would have had a physical affair with me. This is only a small sample of weird stuff that’s happened to me.

Every time something weird like this pops up, I’m shocked. Maybe that means I’m a prude, but I don’t think so.

I’m sure I don’t go around with a sign on my head saying ‘easy prey’. I’m usually very upfront and dogmatic about my moral standards.

Maybe the naivety that seems embedded in my personality is a magnet for weird things. Or maybe it’s just a random thing.


Can you help me feel less weird? Tell me your own strange story!



Jodie How

Jodie How

Jodie How is a writer who blogs about life, relationships, wellbeing and writing. She aspires to publish both fiction and biographical works.
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2 thoughts on “HUH?!”

  1. If it helps, I could write a book about weird stuff I witness on my train rides. There’s this one instant I will never forget.

    It was late in the evening, probably around 8pm, and this guy started asking people if they wanted booze. He had these little liquor bottles you drink in one go and went through the whole coach, asking literally everyone he met. After that he tried cigarettes and candies (he eventually found someone who took the latter). His intention was simple. He wanted people to loosen up a bit because they sat their sad-faced and exhausted after a long day of work or whatever it was they were doing in the big city. And he talked the whole time, basically told us his whole life story and how he tried to be happy and cheerful about everything.

    I guess weird stuff happens to all of us. And in the end it’s what fuels us writers and inspires stories 😉

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