The Things You See
Posted 05 November 2006 - 05:07 AM
I haven't been around the site for some time but we had friends around for dinner last night and got talking about some of the really odd things you see as you go through life.
I thought this may be a good topic, so here goes with a couple.
In rural China one day as I was driving up the road I saw something in the distance and couldn't make it out. As I got closer it turned out to be a man on a bicycle with a live pig on his back as though it was a child.
Was it his favourite pig and he was taking it out for the day?
Had he just bought it and it was the only way he could get it home?
Who knows, but over twenty years have passed and I still remember it vividly!!!!
Again, many years ago I lived in Gibraltar. It was a very small community and their TV station was only on for a couple of hours of each day. Of course they had the News, and in the finest tradition of the BBC it was read by a very serious man in a suit, sitting behind a desk with a clock on the wall to confirm it was the "six o-clock" news.
One evening he was part way through the bulletin when the clock fell on his head and knocked him out.
There was an awful long delay before someone came to his aid and removed him, while someone else found a jacket and tie to put on in order to continue.
The following evening the poor man returned to the News with his head bandaged!!!!
Lots of strange things have happened here since we arrived in this small community, and life is very different. We don't waste any food as our neighbours keep chickens.
One day we had nearly finished a really soft piece of Brie cheese and I asked Paul to put the rest out for the chickens. He did, but left in one large piece.
Some time later I returned home to see a chicken running up the road with a large piece of cheese firmly stuch on it's beak!!!!
I hope these will spark some similar "odd" sights from you all.
Bye for now
Posted 11 November 2006 - 09:06 AM
I worked in a department store for a number of years and some of the things the public get up to are unbelievable. I have seen many sad things and many, many funny ones.......This is one of the funny ones.
At Christmas time I was in the habbit of going into the store two hours before it opened to plan the day and try to catch up with my paper work. As I walked onto the top floor I got the feeling that all was not well and I could smell alcohol and there was a funny noise coming from Santa's Grotto. At that time of the morning there was only me and a couple of loading bay men in the store,(Deptarment stores are very creepy when empty) switching on all the lights and taking a deep breath I made my way over to the Grotto and went in..........
The whole place was in disaray, and sleeping off the effects of last nights drink in the middle of the animated display ( Snow White and the Seven Dawf's that year )was a tramp. I called down for the men off the loading bay to come up but noboby could wake him and in the end we had to call for the police who just lifted him up from Snow Whites feet and carried him away.....One of the policemen had the idea that if we started the moving display off and sent him round to a few bars of Winter Wonder Land it might wake him.....
How did he get in the Grotto......... He had made his way up the fire escape onto the roof and into one of the large air shafts and fallen through into the Grotto below.
He gave me one hell of a shock but it was so funny to see.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:31 PM
BUT MAYBE I WILL.
YEARS AND YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS A WEE SLIP OF A GIRL, I TRAVELLED
TO SOUTH AFRICA ON MY OWN. IT WAS A CHARTER FLIGHT AND AS SUCH
I HAD TO FLY TO LUXEMBOURG AND THEREONAFTER IT TOOK ANOTHER DAY
OR SO VIA KHARTOUM BEFORE WE ARRIVED IN LOURENCO MARQUES. NOW
KNOWN AS MOZAMBIQUE.
ON ARRIVING AT THE VERY PLUSH 'POLANO HOTEL' SOME OF THE GIRLS ON THE FLIGHT WHO WERE TRAVELLING ON
TO DURBAN BY TRAIN IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING, ASKED IF THEY COULD BUNK IN MY ROOM FOR THE NIGHT.
THAT WAS FINE BY ME. I WAS BEING MET THE FOLLOWING DAY AND
BEING DRIVEN BY CAR TO JOHANNESBURG.
THE NEXT MORNING I WAS AWOKEN BY THE GIRLS LEAVING AND SAYING
IT WAS MENTIONED TO ME (ALTHOUGH I HARDLY HEARD OR UNDERSTOOD
WHAT WAS BEING SAID), THAT THERE HAD BEEN AN ACCIDENT IN THE BATHROOM. WHEN I FINALLY AWOKE AND WENT INTO THE BATHROOM
I SAW A TOILET STACKED HIGH WITH PAPER. BEMUSED, I COULD NOT UNDER-STAND WHY THEY HAD NOT FLUSHED THE LOO. I EVENTUALLY FOUND
A BUTTON (NOT LIKE THE CHAIN WHICH WE HAD AT HOME), PRESSED IT HARD,
ONLY TO FIND THAT IT WAS NOT THE LOO, BUT A BIDET!
WELL, I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES!
I THINK YOU CAN GUESS THE REST.....BUT AS BIDETS WERE NOT FAMILIAR
TO ME AT THAT TIME, THEY WERE OBVIOUSLY NOT FAMILIAR TO MY NEWLY
FOUND FRIENDS EITHER!
I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN THAT INCIDENT, AND I BET THE GIRLS HAVE NOT
FORGOTTEN IT TOO.
Edited by Jacqueline, 13 November 2006 - 04:51 PM.
Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:42 PM
Gee, you got around as a youngster, didn't you?
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