Friday Fives

1. What is the weirdest rumor you heard about yourself in high school?
That I once was a Navy SEAL. Overheard at work at a coffee station. First, I wasn’t in the Navy and second, I had a sweet Army desk job and even dropped out of jump school – I wasn’t even a paratrooper, much less a Navy SEAL. But I just let that rumor stick.

2. What’s the weirdest thing a complete stranger has said to you?
There have been some odd folks on the bus for sure and Bernstein will probably win this one, but I would say it was a cute little lady sitting in my cardiologist’s waiting room, and she leaned over to tell that bears were getting a lot closer this year. That’s it, just that little nugget for me to consider. My name was called and I went into my doctor’s office and I never saw her again, and boy did I have a few follow-up questions.

3. What’s the weirdest corner of the internet?
Either 4chan or reddit/r/195

4. What’s the weirdest thing about America that American’s secretly acknowledge?
Our obsession with our broken political system. We all know it is broke but are taking no steps to change and instead just watch the trainwreck in progress.

5. What’s the weirdest lie your family elders ever told you
My parents were always very upfront and honest with me, so no quarrel there. But the oddest was from Dear Uncle Don and the events leading up to his arrest and conviction for child molestation. I won’t go into all the details, as they are too sad to repeat, but Don’s version of the events was nothing like what came out in court. It was a fanciful tale, told by a drunk and involved summer teen fashions.

2 Replies to “Friday Fives”

  1. 1) There was a rumor that I had been responsible for the death of a girl in Jr high, I wasn’t. But once a thing like that get rolling no one can stop it.

    2) I’ve had people tell me that their ceiling was melting with spiders, cockroaches, scorpions, and frogs. But possibly the weirdest was a guy that informed me that I was doing satans work by saving people and that I would regret it when Jesus found out. It lost some of its shock when a few weeks later that same guy was in the ER chained to a bed telling anyone that would listen that he was God.

    3) definitely Reddit. It is a window to everything.

    4) the epic wastefulness of our culture.

    5) no bizarre family tales here. We all knew uncle Stan had Alzheimer’s when he started making up wild stories & just laughed along with his fabrications.

  2. 1) No one talked about me in High School, at least no one alive.

    2) Superman?

    3) There used to be so many cool weird corners, before “they” found them. So from no on, nobody puts Tony in a corner.

    4) We really don’t know what true repression is.

    5) That my uncle was in the mafia…oh wait, he is.

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