It Strikes Me As Odd


Way back on Thursday, just after I purchased my coffee maker, and shortly before I purchased the chicken burrito that I was planning on devouring for lunch, I came across the scene pictured above.  Just a few weeks earlier and I probably wouldn’t have seen it for the snow.

I definitely thought it worth a picture, but then it started a storm of questions and ideas in my brain. These included, but were not limited to:

  • Why were there so many?
  • Did this person just add a new one to the mix every month or so?
  • Was this person’s car so incredibly dank and stinky that they needed all of these at one time?
  • I didn’t know they still sold these things.
  • When they threw these ones out, did they replace it with another one or another dozen?
  • Why did they throw them on the ground? There are several trashcans close by.
  • What was their budget for these things?
  • Just how big an obstruction to sight were these things?
  • Was blue their favourite colour?
  • How close is the smell of these things to real “new car smell?

As you can see, the firestorm did erupt in my brain.  I wouldn’t call this Today’s Perfect Moment, but it was interesting.

What thoughts does this evoke in you?

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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11 Responses to It Strikes Me As Odd

  1. Hoarder? Robber? Just plain poor taste?

  2. Jinjer says:

    I often have such random thoughts run through my head about stuff so it’s a thrill when someone else shares their random thoughts on their blog. I would like to know the answers as well, but of course we never will.

    • Anthony says:

      I am glad you enjoyed it. I am sure other people just look at me, shake their heads, and utter a “who cares?”
      I cannot help my internal monologue. I think that is why I like Kurt Vonnegut novels. He writes things that I think.
      On another note, I went to the Dollar Tree, but no special coke flavours. I was quite disappointed.

  3. In my experience, that’s an indicator that some has marijuana in their car a regular basis, they think it hides the smell, it does not. Lol

    • Anthony says:

      Maybe with legalization, they no longer think it necessary.
      I expected the weed smell to be everywhere, but so far, it hasn’t been bad. I guess Canadians are maintaining their habits. Maybe things will change when beer patios open—though I hope not.

  4. Hunida says:

    I have actually seen someone have a ton of those hanging up in their car… I think they replace it every time the smell fades but never threw them out until finally, they chucked it out the window because it obstructed their view.

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