It’s just the opposite for me (magnet-wise); I seem to attract windbags who park themselves next to me and, with perfect self-assurance, talk all kinds of blather. I had a guy who used to park himself by my desk just about every day to tell me the latest about his “prostrate”, I’ve been harangued by all kinds of conspiracy addicts, lifestyle alternators, love-life investigators, you name it. Of course, these weren’t really conversations, more like lectures.
Medical advice - At least when I stop somewhere while wearing my scrubs. A few months ago I was in a Dollar General when a woman came up to me with a box of Tylenol and asked, “Is this good for a headache?” Oh, the inappropriate advice to give her that ran through my head… Sometimes it’s tough to be friendly and helpful.
@llangley That was actually an airbed I had set up at a good friend’s house! We combined our collections for a ‘toy day’. My usual sleeping arrangement is a bunk with my computer desk underneath Fenris sleeps in the bedroom, however. Fen is large enough to sleep on and I have done so!