Saturday, August 16, 2008

Today's Strange and Amusing Things

Had a busy day running up to Evanston to work, picking up my son, going out to dinner with him and meeting Kim, Mel and some friends of ours for a movie. I was glad that I had my digital camera with me, because there were strange and amusing things around me all day.

First off, I stopped to put gas in my new used Toyota, and to make sure the tires had the proper pressure. As I was filling up at the combination air pump/vacuum cleaner, a guy in a van full of antiques pulled up. He walked up and put money in the vaccum cleaner half of the machine. I wondered how he was going to vaccum his van-- with my car in front of the machine, his van was parked too far to vacuum the inside of his van.

As I filled the tires of my car, I realized the he was vacuuming himself.

I cannot, for the life of me, imagine what that was about.

As I drove to pick Adam up, I realized that I was near a grocery store that carries a product I love-- a gluten-free pizza dough mix. I have celiac disease and can't have anything with wheat in it. I'm due for a pizza soon. As I walked back to my car, I noticed this sign on another car.


Okay, I've got some problem-- a missing cat, I want to find a long-lost old friend, find my lost car keys or whatever, and what do I do? Call a psychic whose car I saw in a parking lot.

I also stopped to buy a new winter coat and get some new wiper blades, I noticed a store in the parking lot that I'd been in many times before, but had never noticed-- Napolean's Tailor. Apparently, it's a clothing store for short guys. Then I noticed this sign by the door:

Did you see anything that amused you today?


SkylersDad said...

The guy with the van full of antiques just killed a dude for an end table.

He was vacuuming off the DNA evidence.

Have I been watching too many CSI shows?

Mob said...

Not amusing, more annoying. I was filling up with gas and all three of the people at the surrounding pumps had their windows down and their stereos playing, so I had this weird Tower Of Babel-style wall of noise around me while I overpaid for gas.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh yes I did. Far too many Flight of the Conchord videos for my own good or sanity.

Tenacious S said...

Yeah! I saw you!

BeckEye said...

I did, as a matter of fact. While I was out on my lunch break, I passed the Salvation Army store and noticed all these nasty looking crusty old shoes in the window. Then I saw the sign in the window that said, "Two Floors of Shopping Excitement!" Uh, yeah.

'Bubbles' said...

This post is something I saw today that was amusing! Thanks!

I thought about you the other day when we tried a peanut butter cookie recipe that doesn't contain flour. They turned out very good! The recipe is at (skippy site). If you try them let me know!