Tales of the Lost and Found

Instead of Today’s Perfect Moment, I really need to share with you Today’s Weird Moments. There are two of them and, at least in my mind, they are connected.  This seems to be happening a lot more often to me lately.  Either things are getting weirder out there or my perception of these kinds of things has gotten much sharper.

While waiting for my bus at the stop, I took refuge in the bus shelter. I don’t often do this because I don’t usually need a break from the cold and would rather leave it for someone who might actually need it for that purpose.  Today, thanks to the freaky snowstorm we had and the even freakier quick melt, there was slush everywhere and cars, trucks, and busses were not shy about trying to give me another grimier shower.  While standing inside the glass enclosure, I noticed that someone left something on the lone seat in the shelter.  Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be bread and some pastries.  I understand someone forgetting something on the bus (monotony and sleep effects), but it seems odd to forget something at the stop.  Since it was early morning, these couldn’t have been morning purchases.  They had probably been there all night.

Later, when I was walking home from the bus stop I came across a bag of shoes. They were sitting comfortably on top of a snow bank that separated the pedestrians from the roadway.  They had been placed quite gingerly on the bank and quite flat, which means they didn’t fall on their own. From what little I could see, the shoes looked decently intact.

In both cases, neither I nor anyone else sought to disturb these things. In both cases the items were still there after I had gone.  In both cases, I just couldn’t see how this happened,

Obviously the person or persons who were carrying these things put them down. Perhaps they were tying a shoelace, or doing the obligatory poop and scoop.  Maybe they just wanted to confuse me at both ends of my journey.

In your daily life, do you come across things that leave you scratching your head?

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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