Tell me about the most jaw dropping OMG moment you've ever witnessed...

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AlpacaPicnic Sun 30-Mar-14 15:59:53

Because everyone's got a story! And here is mine...

I was on a bus recently, quite a full bus. A wheelchair in the wheelchair space, one lady with a pram (unfoldable I think) in the buggy space. Bus pulled up at a bus stop, where two ladies are waiting with pushchairs, chatting to each other.

One lady gets on, parks her pushchair into the remaining buggy space. The second lady tries to get on, but the bus driver won't let her as the buggy space is now full. She asks the lady with the pram to get off the bus so she can travel with her friend. 'Pram lady' looks at her askance, and says sorry, but she needs to get home. Both pushchair ladies then proceed to loudly and verbally abuse the pram lady for being selfish and not getting off the bus, so they can travel together.

Everyone else on the bus was stunned into silence, the bus driver throws both pushchair ladies off the bus and drives off. Pushchair ladies stand at bus stop yelling and shaking fists at the receding bus!

I've never known so many bus passengers strike up conversation all at once, making sure the 'pram lady' was ok, and generally saying 'what a pair!'

bendyruler Sun 01-Jun-14 21:11:35

Marking place

vitaminz Thu 19-Jun-14 13:19:17

Years ago, was in a car with family in Germany driving on an autobahn. In front of us was a car pulling a horse box with 2 horses in it. The box started to sway and we pulled back. Eventually the horse box flipped right over and blocked the whole motorway. The horses were lying inside on their side going crazy and had to be put down and the driver of the car that was pulling it was completely hysterical. My family has several doctors and they were trying to comfort her. Was completely surreal and very sad.

Quite a few, some horrible:

On a coach trip to France, going along a motorway late at night. Drove right past an accident scene with a person being lifted off the road, both legs covered in blood - possibly too damaged to heal.

Watching 911 unfold on the TV at work (we had rolling news screens on)

On holiday with friends staying at a holiday camp. One night we'd been at the entertainment hall and were walking back past the playground. Where a couple were having sex on the roundabout.

On another coach trip in France. Our coach was going down a narrow side street to get to our hotel. There was a car parked on the road, making it too narrow for the coach to get past. Driver beeped and beeped but nobody came. Four or five guys came out of a bar, lifted the car up onto the pavement, waved, then went back into the bar.

A few years ago on the motorway, 4x4 on other side pulling a jeep on a trailer. They accelerated, the trailer flipped, and the jeep slowly pinwheeled into the central reservation. I wasn't driving and phoned the police. No idea of the outcome.

Getting on the underground with a friend. The train kept making revving noises, as if the driver couldn't wait to go. A group of people - carers and special needs children were getting on. As the last carer got on, the driver shut the doors and the train pulled away. Leaving one of the SN children (maybe aged 12 or so) standing on the platform. Emergency cord was pulled and the train stopped at the next station. Several passengers got off to berate driver. Again, no idea of the outcome.

YouMakeMeHappy Mon 23-Jun-14 12:17:07

My husband and I were stood kissing on the street in Exeter, nobody was around except two girls standing on the other side. Suddenly one of them appears next to us, kisses my husband on his face and grabs his arse.

Another time we were in a forest and a stark bollock naked bloke runs past. If I hadn't had been with my husband I would've thought I'd imagined it.

TwinsetBeck Wed 06-Aug-14 16:39:24

At Barcelona zoo in reptile area. Notice one of the tanks has a very cute, fluffy, white bunny in it. Thought it was odd and then noticed enormous python in other corner of tank. Horrified not just at live feeding but that all the other people there- including a school party- thought it was hysterical!

Willyoulistentome Wed 06-Aug-14 17:04:24

On holiday with friends in North west Mexico I had an OMG day.
We were camping on a beach when it became apparent that the family up the beach a bit were panicking. The dad had got caught v in a rip tide and the son had tried to get to him on a boogie board. They were both stuck out to sea. It took absolutely ages for and kind of rescue to happen. The dad was dead and the boy had been stopping him from sinking by holding his hair. The ambulance came but as he was already dead they just left him on the beach for the family to deal with. It was awful
Later that day we cut our stay short and packed up and left to drive back up over the border into the usa.
About an hour into the drive, still feeling numb and upset, a car in front of us swerved to avoid someone walking across the motorway (as seemed common in Mexico).It was an open topped car and it was going fast. It flipped about 5 times and the driver was thrown way up in the air at great speed and smashed down into the opposite carriageway. He was a bloody mess and also died.
Horrific day.

CarryOn90 Fri 08-Aug-14 22:36:41

Not as horrible or jaw dropping as some of the posts on here, but I was in Waitrose the other day, in the queue. About four people working on the tills (it was a mini waitrose), one of them a black lady.

One woman in front of me, she was about 60. The black lady's till becomes available. Woman in front turned around and said to me "Would you like to go?", gesturing to my basket. I said "oh but there's one free" indicating the black lady and she said "oh no dear I'd rather wait" presumably meaning for one of the white till workers!! I was in total shock!

1wokeuplikethis Wed 13-Aug-14 19:56:15

My SIL whined that she doesn't want to be my maid of honour and doesn't know why I asked her (not whinging to me btw) so I un-maid of honoured her and she is 'disgusted' by my behaviour and currently not talking to me.

I couldn't be more pleased. She is a pain in the neck!

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