Tell me about the most jaw dropping OMG moment you've ever witnessed...(631 Posts)
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!'
I can't believe the cheek of some people! I've had a few moments like this later but am just about to go out so will add some stories later!
Oh my god that would have been so bizarre to watch!
Mine was seeing a two year old (who I know, therefore know her age), pick up and drink the can of red bull infront of her and neither parent batted an eyelid.
A few weeks ago I was taking part in an outdoor exercise class. A woman walked her dog infront of us, her dog did a massive poo while she watched and then they both walked off!
I saw a man changing at the boot of his car in the cinema car park while his wife stood laughing and shouting nothing to see here. Me and friend looked and saw him bent over in his tighty whiteys. We laughed for hours about that.
Oh I have so many to choose from!
My house faces onto a common in London, so I regularly get an eyeful.
A particular recent favourite was a white van with three men in that drove onto the common, got gardening tools out of the back, dug up turf squares covering about 15m by 15m, put the turf into the back of their van, and drove off.
Lots of us noticed but it just seemed they must be from the council works department upgrading the turf or something, it didn't occur to any of us that someone would have the brass neck to steal it in the middle of the day. The community police officer was unimpressed with us.
I also saw a couple having sex out there last week at lunchtime. I don't mean subtle fumbling I mean full on sex. They had a picnic blanket draped over them so presumably thought no-one would notice
The pushchair ladies sound unhinged.
An Italian man in a leopard print thong on the beach in Mexico. He bent down to retrieve his volleyball ball and oh, my eyes!
It always happens on the bus.
Someone once abandoned their teacup pig (Not so teacup sized really) on the late bus I was on. It had gone to sleep on the seat. I walked past it at the end of the route when it was just me, the driver and the pig.
Abandoned pigs aren't covered in bus driver training. He didn't even know who brought it on. It was tied to the seat, so clearly someone had but.
Also various kinds of racial and sexual abuse at drunk o'clock.
The first time I bumped into Percy Vere aka Jessie the Clapham Transvestite, wearing a little silver cropped top and mini skirt on his bike my jaw literally dropped. Not since Amelia Bloomer has anyone achieved such notoriety purely through their choice of outfits.
Some years ago when I lived with my parents we had some really torrential rain, the drains couldn't cope and it caused a flash flood. It was like a river flowing down out street and several homes were sadly flooded, the fire brigade even had to rescue some people. Obviously a large crowd gathered to watch all of this, myself and my mum included.
Our street was always being used as a short cut my drivers who wanted to avoid the busy main road, and as we watched many drivers came down the road, saw it was blocked off due to the flood, turned around and went back the way they came. A woman driver then came hurtling down the road, saw the flood, stopped and then reversed backwards right into a parked car making an enormous bang and leaving a dent in it. She then drove off at speed without stopping or attempting to find out who the owner was, despite a crowd of about twenty people seeing her do it.
How the hell she thought she'd get away with it when there was so many witnesses I don't know?
We lived in a smart area of Paris. Sunday afternoon, on the balcony, looking out for DD1's friend who was due to arrive. Lots of people sitting outside at restaurant on the corner, having lunch. Mother walks past with her daughter, who looked to be about four. Child was clearly mithering about something. Mother stood there and waited while child pulled down her pants and did a huge turd on the pavement right outside the restaurant - a matter of a couple of feet away from where people were eating. Child pulled up her pants and they walked on as if nothing had happened. Lovely for the diners, no?
Beth, what happened to the pig?! [agog]
I used to work in a bank next door but one to a chip shop. Family of four walked in, sat at the table in the banking hall, got their fish and chips out and ate them.
No banking-weren't even customers AFAIK.
Someone smeared poo all over the buttons of the ATM one night, and a nappyless child did a poo in the banking hall.
And I though being a bank cler would be a naice job.
Walking home one morning after a night out and a door in front of us suddenly opened. A guy in nothing but white socks and y fronts was pushed out followed by his clothes. He sheepishly picked them up and ran off down the street clutching them.
My friend and I still howl with laughter about that one. His face was an absolute picture.
This one is years ago (about 25 actually) but I still remember it so clearly and it really was a moment of moth wide open (but for a good reason)
I was at the time working in a supermarket where we did packing for stuff to be delivered later. I had got called to pack as the cashier were putting through the shopping items. For an elderly lady who was a semi regular doing her shopping, in the queue behind her was a mother with a boy of about 5 or 6 and behind them a gentleman in his 50s or so. (to set the scene)
Boy is moving his trolley so it is repeatedly pushing into the lady whose shopping is being dealt with. She moves a bit but boy follows. She then turns and politely asks for him to stop. Get no response. Boy takes it to do even more. Lady turns again asking "please will you get your child to stop doing this it is hurting me and look my tights are completely ruined now " The mother responded " I don't believe in telling my child no this is how he wishes to express himself right now and it is important that he gets to do so so he can let go of what he is feeling"
At this point Cashier, myself and the lady are all " mouth wide open starring in shock at the mother " Child is still rocking trolley back and forth with a smirk on his face.. The man behind the mother and child had been quietly listening to it all. He then took the jar of syrup he had and opened it with his pen knife and poured it over the head of the mother stating simply.
"That was how I felt expressing myself right now"
The woman was livid angry. ranted and raved demanded the manager to be called. Called the man all sorts of names and he simply stood there looking at her as she did this. when the manager arrived he offered to pay for the syrup and any cleaning that needed doing but manager to his credit said no charge at all and asked me to take the woman whose shopping it had been to the back room and find her some new tights on the house plus give her a cup of coffee..
I only know that the woman took quite a long time to get out of the shop declaring she would NEVER shop there again. The guy however did return and every time he did would he make a comment about the syrup ..
Lady was fine after she got new tights and a cuppa a bit shaken and asked if this was normal way to bring up children " now a days" we all assured her it was not..
it was as I said 25 years ago but I still recall it as clear as day. It was one of those moments for me where I said to myself " my kids will NEVER do stuff like that - they never have laughs"
Two spring to mind after reading this thread.
Was walking in town, very busy city centre, on a Saturday afternoon. Passed two people shagging very loudly in a phone booth. You could see everything as the woman had been lifted and was pressed against the glass, skirt around her waist and his legs with trousers pulled down. They should have chosen a middle phone booth, would have been less obvious.
Second one, walking home from school, passed a child in ds1s class squatting on a street corner having a shit. Mum stood there shouting at people "have you never saw anyone shitting before". Child was 6 and left to a different school not long after.
OnlyLovers The pig was temporarily housed overnight at the bus station, then taken to the Cats, Dogs and Chicken's home where it was adopted by a farmer as a pet for her kids.
My last flat was on the high street in a very naice (but with some characters!) town. I lived next door to a pub, opposite a beautiful abbey and there was a phone box next to my flat, and then public toilets just round the corner.
My mum came round and as she was waiting for me to come to the door, a man walked into the phone box, pulled his pants down, squatted and proceeded to take a dump. He then finished, and pretended he was using the phone, as if no one could actually see (and smell) the pile of shit next to him.
Frik I am so . I have never seen even a row on a bus. You were spoilt by that display.
I would have LOVED to have seen that happen Frikadellen!
i once saw a grown woman get out of her car in a traffic jam and POO at the roadside.
What's with all the poo? Just no need.
Pooing in public is pretty shocking to be fair!
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