Tell me about the most jaw dropping OMG moment you've ever witnessed...(640 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!'
It was our gossip talk for months after. I wish I would have had the guts to do like the guy did a few times in my adult life (I was only 19)
I once was crossing a road and a man was crossing in the opposite direction, as we passed (around a metre between us) he flung himslef back as if i had pushed him and yelled 'you bitch' i carried on, as did he after a few seconds, the whole time he was yelling abuse at me for 'pushing' him!
New Year's Eve here, which where I live means fireworks. Fireworks in the streets, in people gardens, fireworks everywhere.
We went to our local city 'town square' and it was utterly full of people holding fireworks ready to let them off at midnight.
Midnight came, and the chap a few people next to us handed his 3 or 4 year old son a firework. A massive fucking thing, not just a little banger. A proper rocket which fuse to tip was about the same size as the child. The man lit it with his fag (classy touch) and handed it to the boy. The boy had no idea what to do with it, and I suspect was not even strong enough to hold it aloft. He waved it wildly around, holding the actual rocket rather than the wooden stick, pointed it at one point at his own face, waved it a bit more, and then with literally seconds to spare, the man grabbed it and pointed it upwards yelling at the boy to 'hold it up in the air'.
Christ. As soon as I saw that the boy had it pointed at his face whilst his dad admired the other fieworks I started to push my way through the crowd to grab it off him but there were so many people so close together I would not have made it in time.
Beth, is that true or are you basically telling me that it 'went to live on a nice farm'?
Psammead DS2 went to a firework display at his mates house. The Dad was lighting the fireworks with a blowtorch.
That is actually terrifying. I have said for years that fireworks should not be sold to the general public...
But I knew this thread would get a few good stories. I just didn't think so many of them would be about poo...
I have twice, in two different locations, known members of the public to poo in the library I work in though... Just there on the carpet, next to the shelves... <vom>
When I went on a school trip to France I was in the cafe on the Eiffel tower having a cake and two people were having sex on the bench opposite the large window to it.
They were not as subtle as they obviously thought they were being.
Being 15, both me and my best friend were VERY omg!
Jam packed commuter train out of London. A disabled woman (walking with crutches) and a little girl board the train. There is no a seat to be had & no one offered to move. When the guard came past, she asked if there was any chance that she could perch in the (nearly empty) first class carriage. She showed him her disabled rail card and he took her down and found her a seat. Her little girl perched on her lap as the train left.
About 20 minutes into the journey, the woman who was sitting opposite the disabled lady put down her book and said "Well, that is just out of order. I pay a FORTUNE to sit in First Class, how dare they allow you to travel in here without a valid ticket" The woman got louder and louder and was shrieking "You shouldn't be allowed to be in here, it is not acceptable, I won't have it" Everyone in earshot looked horrified and started looking down, whilst the disabled lady got redder and redder, her little girl was crying.
The guard came in mid rant and the woman turned on him "How dare you let this happen, I've paid to be in here - SHE (dramatic gesturing) has NOT." The guard explained that he was very sorry, but he was not going to let a disabled woman stand on his train, when there were empty seats in first class. She was having none of it, she was writing down his number and reporting him to every authority under the sun.
The disabled lady got up and struggled out of the carriage, with tears running down her face, and her little girl followed behind. The woman was screaming at her by this point, that portion of the train in stunned silence. The guard followed her and made sure that she got a seat. But OMG, over the top, or what?
When I was a kid I saw a peacock in full fan mode, running in and out of traffic on our busy street.
It had run out of the grounds of a nearby posh hotel.
On a beach in gran canaria, a man sat spread legged on a sun lounger, towel draped over, but oh my god you could see his dick literally hanging down touching the sand. It was massive. I had to give my friend the "look but don't look" nod, she turned around and her face was a picture.
More recently, a cheeky tesco employee who cut in front of me at the checkout, blatantly and un apologetically to buy herself a sandwich. I just stared oped mouthed at her audacity.
I had moved to Plymouth in my early 20's and had gonebowling with some new friends ! We went into the attached bar later that night and it was quite rough and ready and lots of people were drunkenly doing karaoke. I couldn't believe my eyes when a drunken woman, frumpy and sensible looking and probably late 50's did a really ott awful version of some old classic. Warbling out of tune, winking and flirting with the crowd she seemed to get completely carried away. As she got a few 'joke' wolf whistles, she began to undo her blouse, revealing a old greying bra just about keeping her huge and sagging breasts in...I and a few others looked shocked but her friends/people shes with cheered her on and her bra was off !! Swinging pendulous breasts were now part of her 'act' until soneone from management dragged her off literally kicking and screaming !
Animals why on earth did no one tell that entitled cow to stfu?! If I had heard her, I'd like to think I would have told her to wind her neck in that poor woman and her daughter!
On the nightbus after a night out, a drunken couple got on who had obviously just broken up. Massive shouty argument ensued. The whole bus silent. Can't remember who said what etc but I do remember the girl shouting 'I can get any man I want'! to her ex. At this point everyone tried to look at her subtly and were probably all thinking no, love, you couldn't.
Standing at the sidelines of Junior footy has been an eye opener. Watching an Under 9s match one father yelled from the sidelines-
'F**KING TAKE HIM OUT SON!!!' whilst encouraging his DS to put a tackle in.
DS1 told me this.
He was in his car in a long traffic jam on a bridge and a man, in the back seat of the car in front of him, got out of the car ran around the back of the car and got into the other side.
The man was naked.
I went to view an empty house with the estate agent. There was a pain room in the basement and the owner was hanging from an oversized cross on the wall being beaten. Owner was in his late seventies, as was the main doing the whipping.
I cycled past a couple of guys driving on the old kent road a small van and saw the driver wedge the wheel between his knees freeing his hands up to chop out lines of coke(?)and roll up a note and snort them, handing over the cd case to his mate, all the while steering with his knees !
Hehe Chosenone, sounds like a standard night out in Plymouth to me ;)
Quaker, that is RIGHT out of the League of Gentlemen . That's won the thread, I think.
I'm also at the woman in first class in Animals' story. I'm as English and conflict-averse as they come, but even I would have had to say something to her. What a beee-yatch.
Probably the woman who yelled at me "I can open the fucking door for myself".
It wasn't even a white knight gesture of mine. Approaching the door from different sides, she would have pushed it, but I got there a fraction before her, pulled it open, and stepped aside to let her through. I'd have done the same for a bloke approaching.
That was what I got, instead of thanks.
Made me a little apprehensive about opening doors for womenn for a while, but now I realise that she was just ill-mannered.
I can't think of anything. I think most things have lost the shock factor for me. I just expect the worst from everyone now.
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