Sunday, March 11, 2007


Don't get me wrong, I know there are weird and crazy people in the city. I am not naive. But usually I am in my own world and no one bothers me. This lastest occurance happenned on Friday afternoon. I had just left work and I was speedwalking to the car so that I would not get to the parking lot after my Dad. On a short Friday things always get crazy 10 minutes before you want to leave and I had left late. Anyways, I was almost at the lot, I had my discman on, and I was slowing down because I saw the Don't Walk sign 100 feet away. Out of the corner of my eye I saw an older guy who was standing against the wall of a bar/restaurant start walking toward the street perpendicular to the way I was walking. I started to go around him when he stepped straight into my path, faced me, and put his arms out like he wanted a hug. I had no idea what to do I was so shocked I just stood there for a few seconds. Then I just walked away. I did not want to say anything or ackowledge him in any way so I waited until I had gotten past him until I made a disgusted face. It really weirded me out. Who do they think they are? It was to bad I was not walking with anyone from work because they probably would have beat him up. Oh well.

I was very confused when I realized they had moved up daylight savings time to this week. Strange. Supposedly they did it to save fuel, but then why not do it that way for the last 50+ years. Why start make the change now?


Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

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Blogger Scraps said...

I once had that happen to me, but the person in question was a developmentally-disabled teenager, so it was easier to brush off. Still disconcerting, though.

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Blogger Jacob Da Jew said...

You seem to have these encounters with random strangers rather often...You should look into that.

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