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!'

ScorpioMermaid Tue 19-May-15 08:40:26

went to Italy 7 years ago for a family wedding. We (DH, DD5, DD4, DS2, DS8m and I) arrived in Rome half way through the week via stinky sweaty coach down a slip road. It was really grotty and seedy and SLOW. I sat looking out of the window looking for the hold up and noticed all these truckers turning right into a side street. As I looked closer I noticed absolutely loads of women, obviously prostitutes, walking up and down the road wearing, I'm not kidding, bras, thongs and heels, nothing else. It was so surreal. Our hands shot over our DDs eyes and we stared on like shock

Roobix04 Sun 17-May-15 21:40:20

Dp and I used to live in a ground floor flat in a dodgy area and saw a few wtf things.
The worst was when we heard shouting and screaming right outside our bedroom window at about three in the morning. A couple was having an argument and he was being really aggressive. She tried to use her phone and he snatched it off her and smashed it against a wall. Then he hit her and pushed her to the ground. He tried to hit her again and dp leant out the window and shouted hey totally naked the guy looked around but couldn't see us so he picked the poor girl up and chucked her over his shoulder. Luckily he'd only gone a few steps before the police arrived. I'd rang them when he first took her phone.
We later found out she was trying to go home and he didn't want her to. She wasn't going to even press charges but luckily her mum convinced her and they got a restraining order. I felt so bad for her.

spancake Sun 17-May-15 00:33:47

Christmas parade in town had camels - we were having a look at them in their enclosure whilst they waited their turn when one of them started to do a poo. The man next to us leaned over the barrier and tried to catch the falling poo in his bare hands, when he missed he took his index finger and shoved it up the camels actual arse . Why though???

spillyobeans Fri 15-May-15 23:33:04

Also whilst waiting on a pavement with my dog to cross the road, a man was jogging so i moved out of his way, only for him to shout 'oh just take up the whole pavement then you stupid bitch!" I was just like shockshock

MegMogandOwlToo Fri 15-May-15 23:31:07

haggis - my DH saw that tank too! A year or so ago, in Nottingham City Centre.. I thought he'd imagined it!

spillyobeans Fri 15-May-15 23:26:51

Another weird one was a huge/tall black french man came up to my till (after refusing to be served by a man and only wanted a woman to serve him hmm) and proceeded to ask me "are those your real eyes" looking deadpan not blinking for ages. Really freaked me out

spillyobeans Fri 15-May-15 23:18:52

I work in a very busy petrol station and a man came up to the counter and said the mens toilets were dirty, so i asked my manager to check them (as i was on the till and heavily pregnant ) he was ages cleaning them...he told us later that a man had gone in, obviously had a horrible dihorea accident everywhere, blocked the loo with loo roll and after exhausting the supply of loo roll had used his beanie hat to wipe it up and stuck that down the loo as well! We found the guy on cctv go into the toilet fully clothed and then come out casually holding trousers and shitty pants in hands and go out through the fire escape round the back! My poor manager had to bin his shoes and trousers as he was literally covered in poo trying to clean it all up! We had to get a collegue to go to the asda down the road to get him something to wear to go home in!

littlefrenchonion Fri 15-May-15 20:47:22

Cycling to homebase one day as a student in Portsmouth. Saw a guy come running out if the shop yielding a big blade and shouting 'I'm gunna fucking kill yer!!!!' (Not sure who it was aimed at). Next thing I know a security guard threw himself on the guy, disarmed him and pinned him to the floor while another called the police. 5 minutes later around the corner on my way home, in a completely unconnected incident, a car smashed into a house on the corner of the road right in front of me.

Weirdest day ever!

Dionysuss Mon 22-Dec-14 11:50:59

DH has a friend who is a lorry driver. On the m25 someone jumped from a bridge onto the motorway. The body came through the windscreen and ended up in the cab next to his friend who was driving.

CorporateRockWhore Fri 19-Dec-14 18:11:58

I came across a man lying in the road, bleeding from the head. We did CPR but he died before the ambulance arrived.

I knew the moment he died, I absolutely got what people meant by the death rattle.

Battered to death by a 17 year old. The waste.

ZombieApocalypse Fri 19-Dec-14 15:07:40

I opened a door for a woman with a family at my old student union. She barged through it, actually bumping into me but totally ignoring me as she talked to her family behind her. Not sure what she was doing there, maybe visiting with her prospective student kids? Anyway, I was a little miffed, so I said politely 'a thank you would have been nice'.

She went absolutely berserk. It was like 0-60 in about 5 seconds. She followed me across the hall, shrieking abuse at me, calling me rude and ignorant (takes one to know know, hey?), shouting at top volume that she was talking and how busy she was or something. Her family had stopped and were watching this display shock, as were all the staff and other students.

It was bonkers and I've never seen anyone lose it so quickly over something so trivial. She then stormed over to one of the staff and yelled at him that he had to throw me out immediately. I started laughing at that point which didn't help matters, and staff said 'calm down, madam, you're causing a disturbance'. She then flipped her lid at him before her family managed to gather themselves enough to take her arms and escort her from the building, still screaming and yelling while alternately pointing at me and the staff member.

We all just stood and looked at each other, unable to think of anything to say.

alemci Sat 11-Oct-14 20:07:26

new take on rat in the kitchen, oh my goodnesssmile

TheStarsLookDown Fri 10-Oct-14 13:30:59

Another bus one,
Sat on a bus, lady gets on with a buggy, huge wild rat jumps out of basket of buggy and runs round bus terrified. A grown man jumped on seat and hid behind my young dd for protection.
I tell the driver who thinks I am taking the piss, when he realises I am not he pulls over the bus, refuses to move or get out of his cab area. He radios to ask for a new bus and his colleagues over radio wet them self laughing.
In the end some bloke managed to get it in his bag and off the bus.

TheStarsLookDown Fri 10-Oct-14 13:24:52

We also had to ring the community police as a couple were using the communal drive as a shagging place on a regular basis. They did not even life in any of the houses! The police pulled them out of the car mid act.

There was also the very drunk woman at a Take That concert who pulled down her underwear and urinated in standing on the pitch mid concert grin

TheStarsLookDown Fri 10-Oct-14 13:21:00

I had a similar incident to OP.
Got on the bus with six day old dd to register her birth. Woman with three or four year old in a buggy got on and wanted me to take my sleeping newborn out, collapse my pram and get up so she could leave her preschooler in the buggy. When I refused she called me a stupid fucking bitch , walked the preschooler to a nearby chair and continued a tirade of abuse hmm confused

IAmBalonz Wed 08-Oct-14 17:28:22

Ha! I love this thread, i posted one it ages ago and it has reminded me, i never got to the end!

Theselittlelightsofmine Wed 08-Oct-14 16:58:26

I have spent most of the day reading this threads and have managed to do nothing really around the house grin

More please smile

LemonDrizzleTwunt Tue 23-Sep-14 14:18:06

I used to work in a very naice hotel in the Cotswolds. One of the guests has recently checked in and called the hotel reception absolutely livid. Turns out he had put the kettle on to boil to make himself a cup of tea, only to find the previous guest had shat in said kettle. The smell in the room was atrocious.

Benedictinemonk Sat 13-Sep-14 11:26:24

There was a British ski instructor working in France, Morzine/Avoriaz area. One of his legs had been amputated below the knee, and he wore an artificial leg. Brilliant skier, and nobody would know that he was 'disabled' if they saw him on the slopes. His party trick was to unfasten his false leg, ski down a gentle slope, and then bend his knee so that the leg. boot and ski 'escaped' and went down the hill solo. Always led to 'OMG' shrieks.

BogStandardOldWoman Thu 11-Sep-14 11:38:11

Just caught up with this and I have to say 'she's an awful cunt for the butter' is the best thing I've ever seen on MN.

Going to giggle all day...

juliascurr Wed 27-Aug-14 12:55:59

if you happened to totally accidentally stick a pin in milk bottle it would have a slow leak all over their shopping
just saying

ajandjjmum Wed 27-Aug-14 12:45:57

What an awful day Willyou - bet that was a holiday you were glad to get home from!

Booboosmummy22 Sat 23-Aug-14 11:19:05

Carry On 90 I work in a supermarket in a rather posh area of London this happens probably daily, being one of the few white members of staff I end up having to deal with these people sad

I have one, driving down a main road on a Sunday afternoon car in front swerving around, slowing down then accelerating, slowing down again etc we've slowed down expecting that the car in front is breaking down and will pull over when I completely stops. Young girl opens the drivers door throws up out of it then drives around the corner like nothing happened. Me a dp just sat there like 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!

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!

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