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!'
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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
What an awful day Willyou - bet that was a holiday you were glad to get home from!
if you happened to totally accidentally stick a pin in milk bottle it would have a slow leak all over their shopping
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...
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.
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.
I have spent most of the day reading this threads and have managed to do nothing really around the house
Ha! I love this thread, i posted one it ages ago and it has reminded me, i never got to the end!
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 , 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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