I wanted to share with you a funny story that happened last week. I typically end my day walking downstairs and waiting for my girlfriend to pick me up after she gets off work. On this particular day last week it was raining.
One thing you must not that even though I live in the Midwest you would think I lived in a desert and no one has ever seen rain. It happens every year when anything made of water falls from the sky. It is almost as if it takes everyone by surprise and they all go temporarily stupid. People forget how to drive cars and they end up in ditches upside down, freeways are shut down, mass chaos ensues. All of that happens when it is just a little bit of rain. I will not even get into what it is like when it snows or the rain freezes.
Back to last week. Like usual I was standing in a entry way that least out into the parking lot and there is a set of double doors. People pass through there and very few of them know I am standing there because they are focused on leaving. As I was standing there I was able to witness some of the craziest most bizarre behavior I have ever witnessed.
The first gentleman that caught my attention opened his very large almost beach size umbrella inside the entry way and because the umbrella was so incredibly large he was unable to walk through the door. Instead of closing the umbrella or even opening both doors he just pushed through as hard as he could breaking the umbrella in the process and the continued to rip it to pieces as he walked to his vehicle. During his walk to his vehicle he was cursing the umbrella the entire time as if it was the umbrellas fault for being stupid.
The next person a female this time stopped looked out the door and goes “my gosh its raining”. She looks at me and I gave her a shoulder shrug to acknowledge i heard here but to say I really didn’t care if it was raining or not. She then spent the better part of the next three minutes trying to get her umbrella open. Once she finally had it opened and navigated through the door she walked less than 10 feet to her car.
Another lady manages to swing her purse which was more like the size of a large duffel bag and was clearly quit heavy above her head causing it to land with a very large thud and out of her mouth came “damn that hurt” she looked at me and asked “did that mess up my hair?”. I almost busted out laughing and I really wanted to say “that’s what you get when you cover your pretty hair with a suitcase full of bowling balls. I refrained and simply said “I think its ok”.
This type of behavior goes on for the better part of ten minuets while I was standing there just watching and listening. I will say that it was really hard to contain my laughter. I could tell these stories for the rest of the day but instead I will leave you with what I felt was the best event of the whole chaotic whirlwind of crazy.
A young gentleman who was most likely in his mid thirties was asked by an older gal if he would like to share her umbrella as she had recognized him from what I could guess by parking next to her earlier that morning. He said no thanks and said he would just tough it out and get a little wet. He stood there for a moment or so as if he was collecting his thoughts as you might see someone before they jump from an airplane. He spring through the door and as soon as he hit the pavement his feet flew out from under him and he landed sprawled out on his back in his nice tan pants and white shirt. Needless to say his shirt and pants were not longer the same color as before he fell in the very large puddle. As he was brushing himself off and gathering his wits he almost walked into a moving car that had missed the whole incident but almost ran him over.
Another day in paradise!