Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Unusual sightings

We were driving on the interstate and saw a white car with the word POLICE emblazoned across the door, but no municipality. As we approached we read FBI POLICE  Department of Homeland Security. That was a first for us. I didn't know the FBI had their own police. I know they have agents. Is it just me? Did YOU know that?

Next, we saw a car with Illinois license plates. Instead of the state motto, the words read "REPOSSESSER." The young girl with bleach blonde hair was texting. Heading to her next repo?

Then, we went to Burger King and I asked for a senior soda (value menu price). A woman behind me tapped me and said, "How old do you have to be to get that discount? I'm 55 and at IHOP they automatically gave it to me. What an insult!"

I smiled and said, "I don't know how old you have to be. Just ask for the senior discount. They won't ask for your I.D. I'm 64, so I'm sure I qualify."

I thought she was going to have a Fred Sanford heart attack. She stumbled backwards, grabbed her chest, and said, "Sixty four? Wow you look good!" Normally I'd take that as a compliment, but I took her comment with a grain of salt.

The couple who came in with more tatoos and lip piercings than seemed possible asked for applications. The manager directed them to go on line at BKburger.com The girl asked,
"How do you spell that?"

Is there a full moon, or is it just ME?

13 comments:

Tammy said...

It's not a full moon (just past new) and it's not you. People are just nuts. But that lady was right - you DO look good!

Sioux said...

Was the FBI Police looking for a tall, gray-haired man with large hands and a devilish look in his eyes? If so, I know just where he's hiding out.

Linda, it's ALWAYS you. You are a magnet for the odd and the wacky.

And as Fernando Lamas says, "You look maaahvelous." You certainly don't look 64, but the older I get, the younger 64 is...

jabblog said...

You certainly see more than your fair share of the odd and curious. But really, OAP discounts on drinks? I hate the term OAP (old age pensioner) - it's so demeaning. Senior citizen is so much more dignified;-)

Bookie said...

I think today's world is like living in a set of fun house mirrors! I thought I was crazy yesterday when I had to ask what was the front and what was the back of a garment I was looking at. The clerk, my age, said not a stupid question...she thought the world is plain hard to live in anymore, more confusing everyday...

Kim said...

Linda,
You seem to notice and attract the unusual, while I am a magnet for the mentally ill (and possibly criminally insane).

It sure makes life interesting.

Cathy C. Hall said...

I was thinking what Sioux said. Some of us are just magnets for the weird--or maybe we just notice the weird while the rest of the world shrugs.

Oh, wait. That's a writer. :-)

Susan said...

Hi Linda...I definitely don't like to see texting and driving. Young people have no idea what danger they are putting themselves (and everybody else) in when they do that.

Now there's a law against it here and in New York State, too. Thank goodness.

Lots of rain here. Take care and have a nice day! Susan

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I keep forgetting to ask for my senior discount!! What is wrong with me? I seem to attract the most absurd people!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Haha! It certainly sounds like a full moon . . . or something like it.

K9friend said...

Thanks goodness for strange situations and odd people. What would writers do without them?

Pat
Critter Alley

Val said...

I am afraid I must agree with Sioux. You are a weirdo magnet. It takes one to recognize one. Get back to me when a woman follows you through Save A Lot, strokes your arm, asks if you are married, and tells you that you are SO PRETTY. Or when a man walks up behind you at the Save A Lot grocery-bagging counter, and hands you a wad of cash.

On second thought...stay out of Save A Lot.

Donna Volkenannt said...

No full moon, just a bunch of crazies on the loose.

And you do look great!

Daisy said...

Some days it seems the wacky people are everywhere!