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  1. keepithowitis

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    For some reason, I really like hearing people's stories about things that happen in their life. Whether they're funny, sad, ridiculous, whatever; they're fun to hear. So, anybody got some good stories?

    I'll start I guess, since one of my friends brought this up last night:

    At the beginning of this year, a family moved into my neighborhood and a couple of their kids go to the same school as me now. At my high school, it's a girl that's in my grade who I've been friends with for most of the year, and her ridiculously attractive sister, who's a senior and probably notices most of the sophomore guys who talk to her sister staring at her throughout the day. None of us had actually talked to her, no, of course not. We just poked her on Facebook. A few of us even wrote racy haikus and descriptive raps mentioning her, which were pretty funny to read at lunch.

    After my poke war with her had been going on for some time, I came home from school one day to learn that she blocked me on facebook. Needless to say, a perfectly good poke war ruined. It was after this that I decided I should probably avoid seeing her again (I still wrote some raps about her though).

    Now, a couple months ago, a couple of friends and I decided to head to the park and play frisbee after school, and smoked and drank a bit in his car before hand; dumb, I know. We had to stop off at my house to pick up my frisbee, so my friends waited in their silver Mercedes at a park a little down the hill from my house and waited while I ran in.

    On my way back out of my house, I saw two silver cars parked in the lot, and started to head by each one. Both cars were parked on either side of a large, sloped metal grate drainage thing, and as I passed by the first car, not seeing anybody inside, I slipped on the grate and fell horrifically. Getting up, I saw the silhouettes of two people laughing very hard in the silver car ahead of me, and, quite embarrassed, got up and jogged over to it.

    I stepped into the car, saying "I hope you guys didn't see me fall," and closed the door. At once, I realized my mistake. The driver of the car turned around, looked at me, and said "Excuse me?" It wasn't my two friends, no, the people in the car were the senior sister and her friend, and both looked very confused that I had just gotten into their back seat.

    I murmured, "oh, shit" and got out of their car, turning around to see my two friends pulling up next to me, laughing hysterically at what I'd done. I got in with them and pulled away, and listened to them joke about what happened throughout our entire frisbee game. The only good thing to come out of it was that she finally re-added me on facebook :wink:
     
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  2. cyberjim2000

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    Let's see here. I'm not interesting myself but my dad fled Vietnam because of communism and to find a better life, of course. He was a teacher there and got paid a bag of rice per day for his work. So when he and his dad saved enough money. He paid a passage to escape by boat going south to either hit Indonesia, Brunei, or even Australia. During the journey, someone got killed from falling off the boat and attacked by sharks.

    I think he reached Brunei or something and stayed at a refugee camp for months starving and trying to find work until a man came up to him asking, "Hey boy, want to go to America?" Sounding legit, he agreed, signed some papers, and got shipped to America to work. A year later he got his green card and citizenship.

    I hope you enjoy that, keepit. You sick man, you. I also have the story about how my grandma got to America but that story is kind of fucked.
     
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  3. De-Ting

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    Sounds like a good car commercial. :p And cyberjim, WIN!

    I'll go.

    So, I was playing BioShock 2. To avoid spoilers, let's just say the room I was in started flooding, which happens a lot in the game. Then, as I become completely submerged, I hear my mom screaming upstairs "CRAP!" and the room I was in started flooding.

    She had flooded the kitchen sink. :lol:
     
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  4. Green_Lantern

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    High school kids in mercedes? Must be nice.
     
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  5. keepithowitis

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    it's an old 380 from the early 80s, not too nice really. some kids here have crazy cars though, it's ridiculous
     
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  6. Longo_2_guns

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    My last week has been kinda shit, so instead of talking about all of my problems, some of which actually turned out alright, I'll tell you the amazing birthday story of mine.

    So it was my birthday this year, and I got out of class at about 7 at night or so. So me and my family decided that it would be a good idea to all go to the local injun casino for dinner. So we go and have a nice meal, and my dad hands everyone $20 to go spend however they wanted.

    I immediately lose 10 of it before heading over to the $1 video poker tables, where I make it back and go up to $32. About that time, my dad walks over after winning $100, putting him up at $120ish, and I tell him we should go play the tables. So he goes to get some chips while I go to the bathroom.

    I come back to him and he hands me a $100 dollar bill, telling me to go to one slot machine and spend it all on that one machine. So we wander around the machines, going from a $100 a pull machine to some $5 machines, when he shows me one of the $1 machines that he said was one of the few machines he's ever won on. Sadly, it was taken. So he goes to the bathroom and I sit down at a machine and put the hundred dollars in... and it comes back out. Right then the machine he had won on becomes available, so I hop on it and put the money in.

    This machine was called the 10 Times Pay, and it was a classic reels slot with one line across. The gimmick in this game is that there are the 10 times win icons on the slots that act as a wild, and should they come up on a winning line they pay out 10 times the amount, with the jackpot being a line of all three 10 times. So I start playing, go down to about $80 without a real big win when I get a payoff of $50, bringing me up to $130. So I keep playing, a dollar a pull mind you, until I get down to $90. I pull the lever, and it comes up 10 times pay, 7, 10 times pay. A row of 7's is $50. So it's 10 X 50 X 10. $5,000.

    Well, when this happens, nothing else does. No sounds of winning, no lights, nothing. Finally the light atop the machine starts flashing and it says on the little thing "Attendant pay 5000 credits." So right about then one of the people working there comes up to me, shakes my hand, and congratulates me. He takes down my information and I wait for about 15 minutes while a bunch of other people shake my hand and congratulate me. Note that this all took place before I even opened presents, so my dad kept joking that the rest of the night was going to be disappointing. Like, "Oh, great, a DVD. That's amazing." (I did get some pretty badass presents, though.) Anyway, after a while the guy came back and handed me $5,000 in cash, all in $100 dollar bills. After that, I cashed out what I had left on the machine, $89 since they made me spin one final time to reset it, and left right away.

    So yeah, that's the story of how I won 5 grand. Pretty fun.
     
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  7. Chris_Crime

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    Well good luck topping that one.

    I'll hit you up with a quick story to keep it going.

    Was shopping in the mall. Some larger department store, like a JC Penny's or Dillards...Foleys? Can't remember, it doesnt' matter really.

    With my girlfriend. I'm just buying out whatever she wants, and it's amounting to the entire store. Seems like it anyway. meh, I'm balling out of control status: confirmed atm, so whatever. I'm buying myself some stuff, too.

    Young dude who works there sees up shopping. We're ready to get rung up. (rung up?) We're ready to pay. Rung up. So, dude's like "Come here, I'll give it to you for free."
    We're like what? Follow him to the register. Dude scans like 1 item and we walk out of there with hundreds of dollars of clothing for free. Hers mostly. But still. She was like this :shock: I, 8)
    So I tell the dude "that's wassup" or some other cool vernacular goings on at the time, thanks all around, then bounce! My gf was super impressed with me; she attributed the entire matter to me for whatever reason. "He wouldn't have done it if I was alone." Something like that. I play it off like, said something like "Cool recognizes cool, babe." Maybe it was even cheezier than that, who knows. Anyway, all 3 of us were in love with one another for those 8 minutes.
    Wherever you are, dude... 8) bro hugs
     
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  8. lokness

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    Yeah no worries bro. Your girlfriend let me run a train on that ass an hour after that happened.
     
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  9. madster111

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    What did you do with the $5k longo?

    I would have pissed it away in 10 minutes.
     
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  10. intoTheRain

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    dude probably was leaving or got let go and thought hed go out with a bang
     
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  11. Rakon

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    Nothing really good happens to me, so I'll just leave a funny anecdote.


    I was at a Gordon Lightfoot concert, and they asked us to move down to fill some seats because they were filming the show. The seats were in the back, and weren't on camera (the section wasn't even illuminated). They were a little bit better than our original seats. Neat though.
     
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  12. Chris_Crime

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    On what?
     
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  13. NickKmet

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    Probably computer shit.
     
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  14. Longo_2_guns

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    I put it in the bank and haven't spent any of it. Because I'm, you know, responsible.
     
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  15. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    Tuition just got paid!!!!
     
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  16. NickKmet

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    with 5k? God, i wish my tuition was that cheap.
     
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  17. daverabbit

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    My quick story: My orthodontist killed his wife by shooting her in the back yet claimed it was self defense. He always weirded me out and looked like a creepier version of Mr. Rogers. The best part is his name is Dr. Rambo.
     
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    Haha some good ones.

    Let me tell you one a story when I was growing up at the sweet age of 15.

    My friend Greg was round my house and we were playing football in the backyard. My friend, Chloe (who is my childhood friend, I know her very well), who lives in the same village as me comes over with her other friend, rings the bell, and asks if they'd like us to come to the park with them - were all single, so it's kind of a double date situation.

    Were at the park, I'm kind of aiming for Jo (Chloe's friend), and Greg is aiming for Chloe. So, out of the blue Chloe says she has a free house, do we wanna watch a movie with them?
    Myself and Greg had a quick glance at each other - errr YEAH!

    Were at the house, and about 10 mins into the film Chloe and Greg are making out, and so myself and Jo get going too.
    Now I'm 15 at this point, ridiculously raunchy, so dry humping was AWESOME at that time. Me and Jo were doing the whole heavy breathing thing, and I was in between her legs (still fully clothed). We basically kissed for about 20 mins with heavy petting. All of a sudden, Jo gets up, asks Chloe to walk out of the room for a chat. Leaving me and Greg going WTF!?

    Chloe comes backs and says, "Jo is on her period..."

    "...........", I look down at my trousers, and there is blood all over them!
    I walked home in period-soaked pants, and threw them the fuck out.
     
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  19. Green_Lantern

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    I have a story kinda like CC

    I had a good friend who worked for our local Kmart when we were both in High school. Well after he had worked there for a year or so he knew which registers didn't have working cameras and stuff. So he would let me know whenever he was on the good registers, so I would then go and pick up 4 or 5 DVDs or whatever and he would fake scan them and he would just have me get a pop or something so money does get exchanged...It worked pretty damn well too, one time we even got one of the really nice Braun electric toothbrushes that cost like $120 and the very next day I returned it for a gift card that we split.


    Yeah it was stealing...But we were in high school, and there was other stupid shit we could have done instead.
     
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  20. Longo_2_guns

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    I'm gonna be going to Cal next year, so that can pay my tuition for half a semester.

    I admit I am going to spend some of it and go halvsies on a Galaga/Ms. Pacman machine with my dad. But that's about it.

    And GL, at least you guys were stealing from a huge company like K-Mart. I know people who do similar things at Walmart and whatnot.
     
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