This has been an incredibly weird couple of weeks. I've noticed that in my every day-to-day life that there will be intensely hectic periods that last a couple of weeks. And then there are weeks so tiresome a month rolls by without anything to write home about.
Last week I met some incredibly weird characters, and some wonderfully weird ones. I met a man who was convinced travelling was hocus pocus and that paradise was in front of him. A senior citizen offended by icing sugar. A young man who had his right arm amputated as a baby, and had had the amputated arm tattooed with a giant fingernail so his arm looked like an enormous finger. A man who hates the sound of coffee being made. The funniest elderly man who explicitly hates mushrooms and had happened to of seen an Australian film that my boss had one line in when she did acting as a younger woman. He pointed my boss out at the cafe and cited her line! A man who doesn't eat because he was bitten by a spider. A middle aged (Twins Peak looking) man with no teeth who tries to sell packets of floral sheets for $12 that he carries around with him everywhere. A compulsive journal writer who comes to the cafe and leaves her journal open while she goes to the bathroom and has been known to leave entries on the table. An extremely rude man who just about refused to sit down because he felt table service was not a successful way to run a business. A couple who cut each others meals into bit sized pieces and held hands while they fed each other. And this is just the list that I can remember.
For the past two weeks at work something odd has happened, it is almost as if the universe is shinning a big full moon this way and making everybody around here act odd. However, something awful did happen a couple of days ago that has a strangely fantastic end result. But more on that later.