A growing number of people in Swansea are using the phrase ‘it only happens to me’ after being involved in fairly normal, mundane situations.

Generations of families have been blatantly lying to each other by recoiling stories about non-events and making spurious claims that the outcome could only possibly happen to them, when they could actually happen to anyone.

Theresa Connell, 34 from Cwmbwrla, said: “Stuff always happens to me, only me.  There’s no way on God’s Earth this stuff could happen to anyone else, just me.

“The other day I was in town when out of nowhere, a bloke came along and asked me what the time was. I told him I didn’t know, but then he pointed out I had a watch on. I was weak!

“It only happens to me mind.”

Theresa’s friend Cheryl Gray said: “We haven’t heard the end of it, Theresa’s constantly telling people about this and even posted the story on Facebook.

“Annoyingly, she shared the post two days after she’d originally posted it and proceeded to ‘react’ to it with that laughing emoji, which has made me question where our friendship can go from here.

“If the next thing to happen to Theresa involves her being abducted by aliens and taken to a planet millions of light years away, then I think we’ll have a story.”

Theresa added: “Are you doing a story on this? Oh my God. Only me!”

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