a surprising effect on me. am i alone?
wednesday afternoon i went to the grocery store to get an energy bar.
right behind me in checkout was an old man with one of those scruffy paperboy hats. the old-school kind. he looked like.. an older version of the farmer from the movie Babe.
well, he puts a canvas bag on the conveyor, and unloads a single onion, a single carrot, a single green pepper, a single stalk of broccoli.
already my mind is jumping all over the place. is he poor? no... is he making some special recipe? is it something rustic, like a farm vegetable soup? he's putting his groceries in his own bag.. is he environment-conscious? or just old-school?
so my mind is just scrambling for the next few minutes, for just about no reason. it was pretty funky.
just now, my friend told me about another incident... seemingly normal event, just a little off. like mine.
he drives past the park, where four girls are playing jump rope. they're all wearing red dresses.
the weird part? it's midnight, and the park is just about pitch-black.
i'll admit his story is weirder than mine... but i can imagine being affected by a scene like that, and all the thoughts that would be racing through my brain after witnessing it.
anything like this happen to anyone else?