By Whackgourd - Canada - Lindsay
Today, while on my way to work, an elderly woman complimented me on my breast cancer scarf. I explained that my grandmother made one for all her female grandchildren before passing away two years ago. The woman then went psycho and almost strangled me in an attempt to steal it. FML
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The old lady had accused me of lying before trying to take my scarf for herself. She even started screaming at me on the crosswalk before trying to take my scarf. I don't know if she was crazy or suffering delusions, but she claimed she was a cancer survivor and deserved the scarf. Thankfully, my grandmother, (she had knitted two dozen scarves) had figured out how to make them strong. My scarf is a little longer now, but it's still mine and the lady fell after losing the tug of war with me. I did outweigh her. I think she's okay, but I'm keeping an eye out every time I wear my scarf. Also, the only reason my grandma made the scarves was because she liked pink and was dying from her diabetes and bone cancer. But thanks for all the support and all the ironic statements.
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  Adeptasaurus  |  12

You never can predict what people will do. Maybe it was a misunderstanding? It would be hard to misinterpret a woman grabbing your scarf and trying to run off, but you never know. Either way: FYL

  JesterJosh  |  5

Uhhh 41 I think that's a bit extreme. I don't know about you but I didn't read anything about a knife. It's an old woman, she couldn't be that threatening. Even so I would be pissed off.


Obviously I knew there was no knife mentioned. I was just simply stating the fact that I wouldn't simply think it was a "misunderstanding" if someone came at me in a way that could kill me.

  BlueFlatts  |  20

I believe there was an FML a while back where an old lady robbed a different OP with a knife or some sort of weapon. Ya can't trust the elderly to not do something crazy.

By  tanyatsaini  |  7

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  joopjoop  |  19

I had someone steal a scarf my grandma made me too, I confronted her about it and she had the nerve to tell me her grandma made it. I stole it back.

  littlem91  |  29

Makes you wonder what was hoping through the old lady's head!
Maybe she has dementia or something though, and was confused, rather than her being just a psycho scarf stealing granny.

By  RockNRollAndrew  |  18

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  Welshite  |  39

Right, guys. Clearly it was a terrible joke. Before I get strangled over insensitivity about breast cancer, I've lost four aunts and a grandmother to the disease.

I was simply trying to bring a bit of absurdity into an otherwise awful scenario.

  Jabberwockyy  |  13

#37 I know you got downvoted for that comment and that it may have been in bad taste, but it sure as hell made my day just a little bit brighter. For that I applaud you, because i needed a smile.

By  BriCx  |  8

That's terrible. I hope that by "in an attempt" you mean she didn't get it, in which case I'm glad such a precious gift didn't get stolen.