Weird Things I Witness


Once I went over to ask a neighbor (of a home I was cleaning out) when trash day was; I caught the woman at the exact moment she found her beloved cat dead. I started to comfort her and then the cat came back to life. Seriously, it moved and then walked away.

By the way, trash day is Friday.

I was in Express at the local mall a few weeks ago near the back door that opens onto the parking lot. While I was looking at a table of jeans near the door (searching desperately for my size – why are there never any size 12s? Plump girls need jeans too) a man came in from outside. He was standing near the jeans and I heard him call over another man. Within a couple of seconds both men grabbed a huge pile of $80 jeans each and ran out the back door.

I can’t make this stuff up.

A couple years ago while I was watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks over the Delaware River flaming ash was falling from the sky. I watched a piece of ash land a few feet behind me and light the grass on fire. Simultaneously a piece landed on a man’s pant leg and lit his jeans on fire.

I always wondered if that could happen.

On the topic of fire, while I was driving down the local highway last week I realized that the car in front of me on fire. The entire bottom of the car was flaming. I pulled way back and made sure the driver knew.

He eventually pulled over and jumped out. I drove on home.

I don’t know why I witness this kind of stuff. Maybe it’s because I am a single parent of four young children and therefore am required to be hyper aware of what is going on around me at all times. Maybe I am just in the right place at the right time. Maybe it’s a gift.

What weird things have you been witness to?

7 thoughts on “Weird Things I Witness

  1. We were on the interstate when a car passed us; then we passed them; they passed us. And on it went. It must have been one long roadtrip for them because the daughter was evidently bored. She started looking at us and performing a little puppet show. It was hilarious. Then her dad zoomed on ahead. We took off our socks and made my husband speed up so we could do a sock-puppet show. I thought they would wreck the car.
    Wendy at Jollett Etc.


  2. On the topic of robbery, one time I pulled up to the local mall at night and there was a van with the side door open screeching around the lot. It pulled up to the door and some dudes ran out of the mall (maybe with a huge pile of jeans) and into the van. They were all screaming and they screeched away, I remember thinking, wow, I never knew shoplifting was so LOUD!


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