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post #101 of 209
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Originally Posted by jillywilson
I've seen him! That was back when I lived in Denver about 10 years ago. I wondered if anyone would mention him here. Is he still around?!?!
I dont know..the last time I saw him, I was about 18 ( so that was about 7 years ago)
But I sure remember him!
post #102 of 209
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Originally Posted by dallaschildren
Maybe she was the product rep and was cleaning the shelf?
I dont know.. but she was in the checkout lane!
post #103 of 209

The Hams bus

Well it was at the Burning Man so you can imagine I saw a few "interesting" things. My dh and I went out to see a bone tree and were picked up by a Ham's Bus. It was this converted bus that had bar stools on the side and a woman in leather strapped to the front of the bus ( a real woman) They served Hams beer all day and made jokes like " Who's you're favorite ice skater? Is it Dorothy HAMell? Or "look everyone! Im on my HAMS and Knees!"
post #104 of 209
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Originally Posted by BookGoddess
Early one weekend morning DH and I were waiting at a traffic light when a man wearing only a woman's garter belt, bustier, fishnet stockings, and stilleto heels walked by. He was so nonchalant about what he was wearing. It was a very nice neighborhood so his outfit was very out of place.
Maybe it was Frank returning home from the Rocky Horror Picture Show?

I've seen a sunglasses-wearing dog being pushed in a stroller by her owner, down a busy tourist street in the mountains.

Once, when camping, we were parked beside a small airstream trailer with a 5-foot-wide pair of panties hanging in front of it with the peoples names airbrushed on the butt!

I once saw a large fish lying in the middle of an intersection.

I've seen many strange things at a multimedia convention I attend yearly, including Elvis-as-a-stormtrooper; Jesus dancing on a balcony during a Gene Loves Jezebel concert; pirates, Klingons, Stormtroopers, X-men, the Three Musketeers, The Crow, Jesus and Batgirl all in line at the Dairy Queen; and a couple in the next section of seats over enjoying a concert a little TOO MUCH (like I was wondering if we'd see them the next year with a baby in tow) which of course my friend taped using the night vision on the camcorder! Those whole weekends are full of wonderfully random happenings. My favorite is the young totally full-on Goth couple (basically dressed like they were going clubbing) coming up the escalator from registration - the guy was wearing a Snugli with a little baby all dressed in pale pink in it. It was SO cute!


One of the best, though, that we still talk about is the "Piano Incident". My sister wanted a piano. My mom knew someone who was giving one away - a very nice, well kept beautiful piano only about 10 years old or so. SO... we gather up some friends, hitch my dad's tilt-trailer (he built it to haul equipment and stuff on) to the truck and head out to get it. We get it out of the house, stand it up on the trailer, and strap it down with about five heavy-duty straps. Half of us ride in another car behind the truck, to watch it just in case. Halfway home, another car gets between us. A mile from home, the truck hits a dip in the road.

I think the guy in the car between us had to go change his shorts.

We found out pianos WILL do multiple somersaults off the back of a trailer, if the straps holding it break at just the right time. Also, pianos DO make that falling-down-the-stairs sound from the Bugs Bunny cartoons, when they hit the pavement after performing said somersaults.

They also make decent firewood. It sadly wasn't salvageable for anything else. I'm sure we looked quite odd, about six people standing around an upright piano on the side of a busy road.


Some friends of mine and I once had a huge shaving-cream fight on the beach. I'm sure passers-by probably thought that was very strange.
post #105 of 209
I was sitting in a car at a stoplight in the middle of a big city; it was a warm spring day so my arm was hanging out the open window, when all of the sudden I hear hoofbeats from behind and a horse (with no rider) gallops by at full speed a few inches away from the car.
post #106 of 209
I was at the natural history museum (sort of a big zoo, but just natural swampland divided up with fences, and you walk through it on a high boardwalk and sort of look down into the exhibits) in my city last week and there was someone inside the alligator exhibit. We're in the middle of a drought, so there is this dock that is usually underwater, but right now it is completely exposed. This guy looked to be about 30 or so. He was posing for a picture on the dock that his same-age buddies were taking. There is a large, bigger than 10 feet, alligator that lives in the exhibit. I didn't see it. Last weekend was university graduation and they were all wearing university logo stuff. I was at a complete loss.

Also, no one has mentioned this, but what about those uber-creepy Burger King television ads with Hootie and the Blowfish? I have had bad dreams about that Burger King, seriously.
post #107 of 209
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A beer thru, a drive through liquor store! I'm from up north and they just don't have those sort of things up there. TX is the only place in my life I have seen one.
We have them in Ohio too lol
post #108 of 209
That sound like fun!!! The recliner that is. One of the strangest thing I have seen is about 2 years ago, in the middle of the summer, I looked over to the car next to me and there was this teen in a halloween mask of some like zombie staring at me. Freaked me out for a second then I laughed. It completely caught me off guard.

Oh, yeah! I forgot. Ok, so the very first (and last) time I took acid... the next day I had to go to work at a discount clothing store. I went and after a while, in walks this old lady with purple hair, a red face, blue eyeshadow and even redder lips. She walks up to me and says "I am Saint Mary. I bless you!". I was like thinking to myself "I thought this stuff wears off!!!". I am completely freaking out thinking I was on a permanent "trip". Turns out she was from the local retirement home, and they dropped them off at the mall for exercise or something. She had like alzheimers or something and had put rouge ALL OVER her face. Her name was Mary, but I don't know how the Saint came into play. I never took acid again.
post #109 of 209
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PajamaMama
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Also, no one has mentioned this, but what about those uber-creepy Burger King television ads with Hootie and the Blowfish? I have had bad dreams about that Burger King, seriously.
There was a thread recently about the creepy headed King from the BK commercials. Is that what you are talking about?
post #110 of 209
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ABand3
I was sitting in a car at a stoplight in the middle of a big city; it was a warm spring day so my arm was hanging out the open window, when all of the sudden I hear hoofbeats from behind and a horse (with no rider) gallops by at full speed a few inches away from the car.
Wow! I love horses....strange in the middle of a city street...he must have been making an escape.
post #111 of 209
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AmyAngel

I think the guy in the car between us had to go change his shorts.
LOL!


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Originally Posted by AmyAngel

We found out pianos WILL do multiple somersaults off the back of a trailer, if the straps holding it break at just the right time. Also, pianos DO make that falling-down-the-stairs sound from the Bugs Bunny cartoons, when they hit the pavement after performing said somersaults.
I am sorry about the piano, but this is too funny!
post #112 of 209
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Originally Posted by JamesMama
Okay, this is kind of mean I guess

DH and I were in the grocery store and we saw this woman...must have been in her 60's at least...wearing one of those SHORT purple swimsuit coverup dress deals, kwim?...in January...she was also fairly overweight.


Originally Posted by Dallaschildren
Was she wearing a swim suit underneath? Shudder.
Okay, I'm going to be the sour grapes here...

Maybe the woman was on her way home from the pool after having gone swimming? She may have been dressed odd, but there could be a good reason she was out dressed like this. Would it have drawn so much attention had she been thin?

Some of the things also seem very clearly to be a mental health issue. Another topic I don't take lightly.

Maybe some would look at an uber crunchy, baby wearing mama, who doesn't shave, doesn't shampoo, wears thrift clothes or "hippy" garb as an odd sight.

I think we have an amazing mix of people on the planet, some marching to their own inner music, some not fitting into the societal norms.

I think I'd rather have that than all vanilla folks who remain within those strict confines of normal.

Sorry... I'm grumpy... I had a day out alone planned and my sitter bailed at the last minute so everything is chapping my @$$ right now.

Janis
post #113 of 209
The strangest thing I've ever seen is the chariot my dad built. It was a motorcycle that had been tricyclized & the back part was made of steel drums. It was painted black with a flame job & between the handle bars was a moose skull with red lights in the eye sockets. Him & a friend dressed up like Batman & Robin, and drove it around. He had it for years &he used to take a bunch on kids forrides on it & it went in the Canada Day parade. Several years ago his friends converted it into The Monument. People slow down to look at that, too. It looks best at night because it's covered in Christmas lights.
post #114 of 209
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Originally Posted by JanisB
Okay, I'm going to be the sour grapes here...
I totally agree with you Janis but hesitated to add a negative note to the thread here. Who's to say what a person can wear or can't wear? As long as they are covered up enough that it's legal, it's absolutely her choice to be creative and wear whatever she wants. Even if she absolutely chose to wear that, regardless of the weather, I think it is mean (and surely not something you want your children to repeat???) to say that it's the "strangest thing you have ever seen". No wonder kids can be so cruel.... : :
post #115 of 209
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He was buying 8 boxes of douche.

I just - I just couldn't think of WHY.
Maybe his dog got skunked. I know people that SWEAR douche is the best way to get rid of the smell.
post #116 of 209
I can't wait to read these when I have more time.

We were driving to Kentucky and on the highway in West Virginia was passed a pickup truck with a pony, just standing in the back of the truck.

Also, on a public transportation bus in Pittsburgh my now-DH and I sat across from a man dressed colored blus, just like a member of the Blue Man Group. However, it wasn't Halloween and BMG wasn't in town. We never figured where he was going.
post #117 of 209
Mine have all been in camping situations.

When I still lived in South Africa, we went to a huge music festival. Thousands of people, lots of tents etc. Music 24 hours a day.

We got back to our campsite after watching some of our favorite bands and were sitting around the campfire. Lots of people wandering around, music from the main stage etc. I hear a weird snorting noise behind me and turn to see...... a herd of Zebra. It was weird. They were just calmly grazing around the tents.

Same music festival. We were walking up towards the main stage and passed a guy holding a burning rubber hose. As the rubber melted it dripped off the end in firey globs. He had placed a bunch of flyers all over the ground around him, and was "watering" his "flowers" (flyers) with his burning hose. Setting small fires everywhere.

We attend a pagan gathering here every year. It is at a mountain lake, and there are about 1000 people that attend. We have a fairly big group we always camp with and we are always next to the lake. One very cold Saturday night, we were all sitting around the fire drinking and having fun, when this naked young man comes out of the lake and walks up to us, shivering, and asking if he can share our fire. He looked like Pan, and it was really weird since it was so cold, he was alone, and we had not seen or heard anyone in the lake before he came walking up. He just appeared out of nowhere.
post #118 of 209
Nah, I don't think anyone here is being mean spirited at all. The topic is about the strangest thing you've seen and it would be odd to see someone wearing a swimsuit cover in the wintertime shopping in a store. As far as her being heavy, well most people who are heavy tend to try to cover themselves so when you see someone who just doesn't care it's a little odd...(more power to her though!) It's just about seeing things that are out of the ordinary. It takes a lot of different people to make the world go round and if there wasn't stuff to put under this thread because we were all the same then that would be a very scary thing. I find this to be a celebration of all the odd wonderful things and people that aren't mainstream in this world!
post #119 of 209
Thread Starter 
Wearing a swim suit cover up dress and only that, is strange in the middle of winter. Leaping to insinuate our kids are cruel or make fun of others because of the way they dress is over the top. Sour grapes indeed.

DC
post #120 of 209
One of the strangest things we've ever seen happened in downtown Birmingham, Alabama about seven years ago. It was around 1 am. There was a group of about 10-12 people leaving a restaurant/bar. They were wearing very thick fur coats and sunglasses, and it was in the spring and late at night. Ok, no big deal. Party on.

They then formed a line, chanting while they were walking. No one was smiling. Next, out steps this really big guy, holding a, get this, stuffed squirrel looking thing, on a stick. Like a drum major would--pumping the squirrel up and down and he was shouting words we couldn't understand.

They all proceeded to follow squirrel-on-a-stick man to a big van. The van had pitch black tinted windows and a custom paint job. There were hieroglyphic-looking characters on the sides. They all filed inside and drove off.

Dh and I figured it was some sort of religious thing. They seemed to be extremely serious and looked like they'd done this sort of thing countless times before. Dh and I were like, man, that was WEIRD.

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