People Share The Weirdest Thing They've Ever Seen A Stranger Do
Humans are WEIRD. We all have some pretty strange habits, but some people take it a step further.
Reddit user KidzWithBugz asked:
Some responses edited for content or clarity.
Had to stop the car because a man was crossing the road while walking on all fours and had his arm in a woman's boot that went up to his elbow. He stopped mid away across the road, waved to me and continued crossing the road. While on all fours he was like he was "walking" the boot as if it was an action figure or something.
Most recent thing was me going out to eat some pho and the guy next to me casually eating noodles with his glasses instead of chopsticks or a fork. Part of me wanted to ask him if he wanted me to get him a pair of chopsticks from the front in case he had a bum knee or something but like I said, I've learned that when weird stuff happens, to keep quiet and mind my own business.
My neighbor and I drove to get dinner at Taco Bell one night. As we waited in line, a person who looked like a junkie sprinted through the parking lot - and hit a spinning backflip.
The most random sh!t ever. We were listening to some random Rap song in my car, and we both saw a emaciated looking dude do a perfect backflip after sprinting full speed into it.
He Was Fresh Out Of Chips
An old bald man on the train in full lycra who ate a whole 1kg bag of raw potatoes.
Sometimes you got to carb the f**k up.
That's Just How It Works
There is a coffee shop located In the building I work in. When it was time to close (midnight) I was told a guy was sleeping in the coffee shop. I woke him up and told him I was going to lock the doors and he had to leave. He stood up and opened a bottle of water and poured it on his jeans on his calf. I said “what are you doing?” Meaning like hey you’re getting water all over the floor wtf and he just politely said “that’s how they work man” and then left. It still confused the hell out of me.
I was on a first date with this guy and we went for a walk in a park. The path could easily fit three people wide, probably 4. He's on the outside and I'm in the middle and there's a lady further ahead, jogging toward us.
We start to move over to make sure there's plenty of room for her to jog by.
We start moving over more, because she seems to be heading straight for us.
As she passes, she swings out her elbow and clocks me in the ribs.
I turned to look at her, and she's giving me the dirtiest look.
I have no idea who she was and my date had no clue either. I still wonder if he was telling the truth, but he seemed pretty genuinely concerned and bewildered.
This was Canada. We were walking on the right side of the path and moved over to the right side. She was jogging on her right side of the path, and crossed over the “middle" to hit me.
Also, why didn't I fight her? So there's the fight, flight, or freeze reactions. I'm a freeze. This day proved it, the two other separate times I've been punched in the face by rando's proves it. Want to randomly hit someone with no consequences? Hit me.
I Bet It Works
Middle of the night in a hip city neighborhood, we saw a guy coming down the street with an awkward gait. As he approached we realized he was skipping while spanking himself, yes hand to butt. And thus he went into the darkness.
Maybe a good way to avoid mugging?
Gotta Get Your Morning Workout
Not my story, but one my dad told me. He goes to work very early in the morning, and one day he had stopped in a WaWa to get some coffee. While he was pouring his coffee, he noticed a guy who had already put Coffee in the cup and was now standing in front of the cream dispenser, rotating his entire body like he was hula hooping to mix it together.
A Deal They Couldn't Pass Up
Someone going through TSA security with two roombas and nothing else. One Roomba per bin of course.
One time I was on my way to a house inspection and witnessed a man laughing and talking to his chained up bicycle getting progressively angrier until he started screaming and fighting with said bicycle. It was my first introduction to weird city people.
Who Needs A Pet Store
Watched a guy on the sidewalk below the train platform bend down and casually put a pigeon in his pocket then walk away. Dinner is served I guess.
I Bet It Flew Though
You know those sticks that dog walkers use to throw the tennis ball further? I saw a guy just throw the whole thing, with a ball attached. Dude did it twice.
Must Have Been A MandrakeGiphy
I was walking through the town I live in a few years ago, and some guy was walking just ahead of me looking like Hagrid from Harry Potter, in a long brown wool coat and long hair and beard, and he reaches into his pocket and pulls out a plant, with roots and everything, dropping soil everywhere. He looks down, repots the plant in his pocket, and reaches into the other side pocket for his wallet. Since then I've been totally in awe of him and I often wonder what he was growing in his coat.
Need For Cheese
Saw a man wearing shirt with the word "Legend" printed on the front sit down on a park bench, pull out a wheel of Camembert cheese and proceed to eat the entire thing in a few bites. Then stand up and be on his way. A true legend.
Heh, legend dairy.
Gotta Get On Her Level
When I worked at PC World I had a customer come in and start browsing landline phones. She then got a call on her mobile phone so decided to take off her jacket and kick off her shoes, take off her socks and lay on the floor of the store whilst talking on her phone. After a while she put the phone down but continued to lay on the floor looking at all the types of landline phone. I ask if she needs a hand and she says she needs help. So I sat down on the floor with her and kicked off my shoes as well and had a good old chat all about landline phones. She ended up buying one with a extended warranty so management didn't care that I just sat on the floor with her.
The Special Car
I worked at a radio station & was doing a remote at a car dealership. A woman walked up to us wearing a shirt, an apron type skirt (no back) and men's boots...and nothing else. She had spray paint all around her mouth and kept asking to buy the 'special car'. It freaked me out.
That's inhalents for you.
I was hanging out in Washington square park by the fountain with my buddy. Hot summer day, people have their feet in the water and just relaxing. I shit you not, a guy comes up jogging, places his water bottle under the fountain and chugs it. Fills it again and jogs away. Me and buddy look at each other like "No Way Dude"!
Just yesterday, I saw a guy walking down the street, with a glass of beer. (Consumption of alcohol in public spaces is illegal here for the record.) Another stranger walking the opposite direction approaches him,
"Hey, give me your beer, here's some cash, go buy me a beer and buy yourself one too."
First stranger obliges, gives this man his beer, and goes off with the money to buy some beer. By the time he's back, 2nd guy is finished the beer, 1st guy hands a glass to 2nd guy, and they both go their separate ways. Was pretty amusing.
Well, I'm Never Eating Those Again
I saw an old man in a casino eat 40 or so peppermint candies. He would put 5 in his mouth or so then swallow then do it again. These were the ones you would have to suck on for an hour to get anywhere.
TIL how candy canes are made.
Lost A Bet?
When I was backpacking around Ethiopia I ended up staying overnight in some tiny little town whilst waiting for my bus to my next destination.
I saw someone walking down the street completely naked with a block of wood clenched between his bum cheeks. It was that strange and illogical that there are times where I question whether or not I saw it.
Racism is an insidious, and unfortunately prevalent, force in all of our daily lives. Maybe we're on the receiving end of it, being treated differently and losing opportunities because of others' preconceived notions.
Or maybe we're on the other side of things. Even those who aren't actively racist or discriminatory still have to process the world through the filters of the things they've been told about people who are different.