What is the strangest thing that ever happened to you?

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Mudassir Ali 9 months 1 Answer 136 views

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  1. I have experienced many strange events in my life that I cannot explain, but this particular event stands out in my mind the most.

    When I was 14 my father was district supervisor for Domino’s Pizza. That summer the company decided to set up a food stand at a local county fair. Since they couldn’t afford to let current employees run the stand because it would leave their stores understaffed, my dad asked my brother and I to work the stand that week. Of course we were both more than happy to make some extra money, so we accepted the offer.

    During this time I had an obsession with reading my horoscope. I would spend an hour or more on the computer each night reading my horoscope on any astrology site I could find. Most of the horoscopes I found were vague, and could easily be applied to any individual. Sometimes they were dead on, other times they couldn’t have been more wrong. I didn’t put much weight into them, but found enjoyment in reading them none the less.

    About half a week into working at the food stand I got on the computer after returning home one night, and began browsing astrology sites reading horoscopes. I decided to try to find different sites that I hadn’t yet viewed, and typed “Aquarius Love Horoscope” into the search bar. On either the 4th or 5th page of search results I clicked on a site I hadn’t yet been on. I read that days horoscope, then clicked to read tomorrow’s horoscope as well. I remember exactly what it said. “The person you will marry and spend the rest of your life with will walk up to you today and wink at you.”

    I rolled my eyes, laughed, closed out of all of the tabs and walked away from the computer without giving it a second thought.

    The next day at work began like the days before. Nothing unusual or out of the ordinary, and I had honestly forgot about the horoscope I had read the night before. Then a man walked up and asked for one slice of pepperoni pizza, and a bottle of sprite. I told him his total, and proceeded to take his money, but he wouldn’t let go if it! I looked up at him. He was wearing a blue, tan, and white plaid shirt, faded blue jeans, worn out cowboy boots, and a cowboy hat. His eyes were as blue as the sky, he had a well groomed beard, was at least 6 foot tall, and had a smile that could light up a room. I would guess that he was around 19 years old. My heart skipped. I repeated his total, and he looked me in the eyes and said “Do you believe in astrology?”

    I let go of his money and took a step back. I said “No sir, I do not.” I could feel my face turning red.

    “Do you know your zodiac sign?”

    “I’m not sure.” By this time my hands are shaking, and sweating. My stomach is in knots. I was hoping that by appearing aloof he would let it go. He didn’t.

    “Well sweetheart, when is your birthday?”

    “February 7th.” I replied.

    “You want to know something funny?” he said with a smile “I don’t even like pizza. I came over here because I had to talk to you. Something is telling me I should wink at you, but the problem is I don’t know how to wink.”

    I look over to my brother because I’m extremely uncomfortable, and at a loss for words. He’s sitting on the floor holding his belly, tears in his eyes, gasping for air because he’s laughing so hard. I just think to myself ‘This shit isn’t funny at all, this is strange. Who is this guy, and how the hell does he know about my horoscope?’

    I look back at the tall, blue eyed stranger and reply “Do you not want your pizza anymore?”

    He ignores my question, and says “I really, really want to wink at you. I don’t know how, but I need to. You’re beautiful. What is your name? How old are you? Can I have your number? Maybe we can go out sometime.”

    I reply “Sir, my name is Aubrey, and I’m 14.”

    He steps back, clearly in shock. “Oh, wow. I feel like a fool now. You look much older. Here’s the money for my food. I’m sorry. I’m just going to take this pizza that I don’t want, and sit my non-winking self down. I’m sorry again that I bothered you. Have a nice day.”

    I just stood there for a minute dumbfounded. I tried to figure out what had just happened. It didn’t make sense. I asked my brother if he knew the guy, he didn’t. I left the stand to look for my Dad and told him about it. He started laughing so I assumed he put him up to it. I questioned him, and he became serious and swore he had no clue what I was talking about, and told me I was crazy. I felt like I was crazy. It was then that it occurred to me that I hadn’t even told anyone about my horoscope, and to my knowledge no one had been on the computer since I had last used it.

    As soon as I returned home I got on the computer and tried to find the astrology site I had been on the night before. I couldn’t. I spent over an hour searching, it was as if it had dissappeared.

    I never saw that man again, and I still cannot explain the events of that day. By far it was the strangest thing I have ever experienced.

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