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!'
went for my very first job interview when i was 17....went really well, asked when could i start etc.....got up to go and went to shake the interviewers hand and then realised he didnt have a right arm....talk about embarrassing!
I've told this story before and everyone thought I was making it up...nope...completely true..(it's a bit random to make up?!)
I was getting ready in the morning, putting my make up on in front of my mirror, with my tv on which I am vaguely listening to, some morning itv rubbish. Two women are interviewing someone and then the tv goes silent, I look up at the TV, from putting my make up on, to see no morning TV, but a still picture of the front of my house!! My car on then drive...I am astounded, think wtf? I jump up and look outside my window and there is the Google car, slowly driving past, then my TV goes back to GMTV or whatever it was!
I have 2. The first is when i was a teenagersittjnv in the town square waitjng to meet a friend. An elderly gentleman sat on the bench next to me, reached into his pocket and started sprinkling birdseed on the ground. After a few minutes he'd gathered a rather impressive collection of birds around him, he reached down as though to sprinkle more seed but actually grabbed a pigeon, wrung it's neck and put it under his coat. He looked at me, winked, and said 'pigeon pie for tea'!
The second was this year on a return flight home, a couple got on the plane with a baby aged 5-6 months. Just before take off the father produced a small black bottle of liquid, poured some on a spoon and gave it the baby who was asleep within minutes and didn't wake up for 5 hours......
ive recently been to Formentera....sat on the lovely beach, 32 degree heat...was beautiful...lots of expensive motor boats and yachts floating about...saw a couple in their boat get as close as they could to the beach in their spiffy boat, they took their clothes off, got in the water and walked to the beach, the woman holding her clothes and bag above her head, he carried nothing....they got to the beach STARK NAKED....she proceeded to put shorts and a t shirt on....he stood their completely starkers waiting for her, then they walked up the beach to a restaurants.....loads of children about, people staring...him flopping all about!.....and he was about 70!!
op....i know this is yonks ago but im aghast you called the two trying to get on the bus 'ladies' lol
We were I. New Zealand a few years ago and had a 'spaceship' camper an (think modified Renault espace'. I'm not sure why but dh had walked into the front near the beach but I was lying in the bed but reading. Looked up and saw shifty looking nan cycle up the road, stop next to a lamppost, look around (double shifty), didn't see anyone as I was lying down. He shinned up the lamppost and I swear to god had sex with it, climbed back down and cycled off. Sometimes I wonder if I dreamt it but I know I didn't. Couldn't get my camera out quick enough to get evidence but I was
Around 20+ years ago in Nice for the weekend we had lunch at Le Chantecler restaurant (v v posh). I had my back to this other table, so DW related all this to me.
A couple of elderly people brought their lap dog (in a bag) to the meal. We guessed they may have been living at the hotel, or at least regulars.
Between courses the waiter comes round with a knife to scrape the crumbs from your table. This other diner stops the waiter, picks up the dog from the bag, and uses the dog as a hoover to lick the crumbs from the table.
There was no sign of Basil Fawlty.
I was waiting at a bus stop with a crowd of people and there was a homeless man and woman having a sit down and a drink there. Without any warning the woman started doing a huge, long wee (through her clothes while still sitting down). The couple carried on talking to each other and drinking. It went on and on and on. We all took a couple of steps away from the river of wee, averted our eyes and pretended nothing was happening. Not that she seemed bothered by our company! Luckily the bus turned up soon after.
As I was getting on the bus he was trying to convince her to go somewhere but she refused, saying she was all wet. He replied "ach, you'll dry" and that seemed to convince her!
I can't sit down at bus stops now, just incase I'm sitting in old wee!!
I have a nice one. A few years ago I was skiing in Switzerland and noticed that one of the people riding the cable car had his dog with him (nice shaggy thing, suitable for ski resorts). When he got to the top, he strapped his snowboard on and boarded down the slope, with the dog running down the side of the piste. Always thought it was a nice way to exercise a dog.
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
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.
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???
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
haggis - my DH saw that tank too! A year or so ago, in Nottingham City Centre.. I thought he'd imagined it!
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 ) and proceeded to ask me "are those your real eyes" looking deadpan not blinking for ages. Really freaked me out
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Ha! I love this thread, i posted one it ages ago and it has reminded me, i never got to the end!
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