I think I’m going to start a series called “Only To Me" or a variation of that.
I’m not saying that I have these interesting events in my life, because I don’t… I really don’t, yet at times, these wacky things occur, and I am dumbfounded, like the time when I was at a bookstore.
A few years ago, I needed to get a gift, so I went at lunchtime to a Borders Bookstore for a gift card. I was on line waiting to be rung up.
By the way this is a short story, but still very odd.
So I am on line, behind me was a man, he was not standing still, shifting from one leg to the other… I was next, but still waiting to be called to one of the open registers. I turned to see what he was doing; we made eye contact, then it happened,
He looked at me and said, “Lady here’s a Twenty, if I can go next.”
Huh, I thought $20.00 dollars, I was shocked, tempted, alarmed… about this encounter.
I mean who does this, how desperate do you have to be to pay someone to get ahead in line. Well don’t answer that, because isn't that how society works at times?
Once I was able to understand what was asked of me, I quickly answered – “You’re kidding, right? I don’t want your money.” At the same time, the cashier sang, “Next!”
I shifted to the side and let him go ahead but I did not take the money. I couldn't I thought how ridiculous that someone wanted to give me a twenty to actually cut the line - I was happy with my choice, after-all I did not trust this “so called” transaction. It smelled shifty.
At that time another register opened, I was called up to purchase my gift card.
Like I said I was happy with my decision, and it was more evident when I went outside.
As I left the store I was about to head to my car, when a car passed me all windows down …it was the $20 dollar guy, he looked at me, spewed out some curses and called me a dumb –F and sped away.
My first thought was, he called me a what. Then I thought wow so that explains it…he is nuts…
Any wacky things happened to you?