You ever watch that show How I Met Your Mother? Where the guy who’s not Bob Saget but has Bob Saget’s voice in the future for some reason tells his kids a story so long that they have children of their own or whatever before it’s over?

I watched a couple episodes but I never really got all that into it. I think a little bit of brevity might have done them some good. Like this other “how we met” story:

Well that’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard. So far. But check out some of the other stories in the replies.

10. My hero

Whoa, that is legitimately incredible.

9. Nun of your business

Well that is quite the turnaround.

8. Not left on read

How is it that in the past meeting someone seems so much harder AND so much easier?

7. A little push

This sounds like the beginning of a problematic fairytale or like…one of the more obscure Bible stories.

6. Nice calves

I’m sure he loves to hear that comparison over and over.

5. Square dancing

Seems rare that a story with that set up would end happily.

4. Love languages

Was this just some sort of epic prank on his part?

3. Persistence

I don’t know if this is cute or troubling.

2. Boom

If at first you don’t succeed.

1. No chill

Accurate, I guess?

Come to think of it, I actually have no idea how my grandparents met. I should find out!

Do you know any weird real-life “how we met” stories?

Share them with us in the comments.