Kinda Strange

Yesterday I had one of those out of body surreal experiences and I wasn't asleep.

It had been raining here most of the weekend and I was going nuts being indoors.

I decided to return a few items to Lowe's and then on to Harris Teeter to pick up a prescription. I walked into Lowe's Home Improvement and it was just me and the return lady. It went so quickly and smoothly that I just knew I was living in 2101 or something. Zip zap and it was back on a little piece of plastic I carry on my pocket that proves I have money.

When I got to Harris Teeter (a local upscale grocery chain) it got weirder. This place was packed with people talking loudly and moving about. Everyone looked like caricatures of people. To the right was fruits and vegetables and they almost looked perfectly fake.

People walking by me smiled with politeness.

I walked past the 20 pr so checkout lines and I was thinking, "My God is this real?". All these people, all of these props, all of this merchandise, and all of this talking and vocal verbal communication. This place bordered on the intensity you get in a high intensity club at 1 AM. I just wanted to pull up a chair and watch after I ordered my drink.

I went over to the pharmacy and tried to explain to the pharmacist (a friend) what I was experiencing. She kept looking onto my eyes to see what I was on.

"It's nothing. I've just been cooped up too long".

4 comments:

TerryC said...

"....I was thinking, "My God is this real?". All these people, all of these props, all of this merchandise, and all of this talking and vocal verbal communication. This place bordered on the intensity you get in a high intensity club at 1 AM. I just wanted to pull up a chair and watch after I ordered my drink."

That's how I always feel when I go to America. It's a strange and scary place.

Wreggie said...

It might be time to move to someplace less stressful.

mr zig said...

I think I know what you mean - I sometimes have a similar experience where it all seems way to choreographed to be real! every goes so smoothly, and people interact so "properly" that it doesn't seem real :)

Michael said...

OMG... the suspense is killing me... where is episode 3???!!!