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The right time and the right place

scarlet blvd.scarlet blvd. Bebop ColaGoooood!Registered User regular
edited January 2011 in Social Entropy++
About 45 minutes ago some kids in a car turn the corner by my house and end up sliding around and up into the snow that's piled up on the curb.
About 45 minutes ago I was out shoveling the snow from my driveway
After spending some more time trying to dig them out we eventually get another car to push them from behind and off the curb.

Stuff doesn't line up like that every day, at least not for me. If I had been more lazy than I usually am, I might have missed the entire thing!
This thread is about stories you guys have. Ever been somewhere at the exact same time when something strange or even awesome happens? Post it!

[tiny]Do I have to pay the post it dudes royalties for saying that?[/tiny]

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    In college, I missed getting hit by a car by about 5 seconds. Was walking home from class and a girl jumped the curb behind me and smashed into the fire hydrant I'd just passed.

    She had been texting on her phone and didn't see the road curve. I was like 10 feet past they hydrant

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    nateknatek unh unh Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    two different people's facebook statuses were complaining about driving today
    it didn't even snow today

    wednesday must be when everyone gets together and decides to drive like idiots

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I found a dollar the other day

    I bought gum with it

    The gum was stale

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    AphostileAphostile San Francisco, CARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    The day before I was going to move to Oregon my car was parked out in front of my girlfriend's place, packed full of our belongings.

    We decided we wanted some food but didn't want to go anywhere close so we took a short drive and when we got back the place I had parked in before was taken.

    After parking and going inside to eat we hear a tire screech and then a LOUD crash, followed by a small crash. Someone had decided instead of braking at the light that they would instead accelerate and swerve into a parked car. The parked car was a large pickup truck that now instead of having a back end now had nothing and the sidewalk had a new truck-bed and wheels as an accessory.

    I was parked in that exact spot ~30 minutes before the accident.

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    EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    natek wrote: »
    two different people's facebook statuses were complaining about driving today
    it didn't even snow today

    wednesday must be when everyone gets together and decides to drive like idiots

    It snowed/is snowing where I live!

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    AphostileAphostile San Francisco, CARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Where?

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    good story, ruby lane

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Three days ago, I was driving and the dude ahead of me braked hard suddenly and then so did I but there was water on the road and my car slipped and I steered into the skid and stopped literally inches away from his car. Only there was a car behind me and the same thing happened to him and he came to a stop less than a foot away from my car. And then a giant cock-compensation hemi suburban monster juggernauts down the hill and steers into the oncoming lane to avoid us and then just keeps juggernauting on.

    it was sort of scary

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    EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Aphostile wrote: »
    Where?

    who me?

    oh, Colorado

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    YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    wrong place wrong time

    snowstorm here like 3 weeks ago, some guy parked in the road at the outside and end of a pretty sharp curve in the road, i drive by and the whole side of the car was smashed in, both drivers side windows and rear window smashed out, like 8 notes from douchebags on the windshield

    bet that was fun to discover

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    DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Every day, at the light outside my house, it will turn green and I will wait 2 seconds as 5 cars run the red light.

    EVERY. FUCKING. DAY.

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    i actually got hit by a car once

    the body part it hit?

    the only body part i've ever broken

    spoiler alert it's not my penis
    it's my ass
    first person to make rear-ended joke gets highfives and hugs forever

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    DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    i actually got hit by a car once

    the body part it hit?

    the only body part i've ever broken

    spoiler alert it's not my penis
    it's my ass
    first person to make rear-ended joke gets highfives and hugs forever

    Sounds like it was really...

    8-)

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Daric wrote: »
    i actually got hit by a car once

    the body part it hit?

    the only body part i've ever broken

    spoiler alert it's not my penis
    it's my ass
    first person to make rear-ended joke gets highfives and hugs forever

    Sounds like it was really...

    8-)

    bumper to bumper
    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    eternal highfives and hugs

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Fandyien wrote: »
    I found a dollar the other day

    I bought gum with it

    The gum was stale

    Once, I found $200 in twenties on the ground

    I turned it in to lost and found

    (no one claimed it, so they sent me a $200 check 3 months later)

    A few months ago I found a $50 bill

    I turned it in to my pocket.

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    UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Walking back from the gym at night is always an adventure

    There's a well-lit crosswalk across the busiest street but half the time the drivers don't give a shit and just speed on past. Need to get some reflective tape for my jacket or something :/

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    Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Sheri is like Neil Caffrey.

    Except not really.

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    GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff MOMMM! ROAST BEEF WANTS TO KISS GIRLS ON THE TITTIES!Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    If I had been on the road to school about a minute sooner yesterday morning then I would've had to swerve to avoid a truck that had flown into the ditch in the middle of a four-lane highway.

    The Acura in front of me, which DID have to swerve to avoid said truck, did some of the most insane fishtailing (and maybe a few spins) I have been lucky(?) enough to witness. Quite scary actually. I dunno if I would've been able to pull myself out of that predicament had it been me.

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    Penguin_OtakuPenguin_Otaku Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Thought about doing something once.

    Didn't do it.

    Turned out it was beneficial I didn't do it.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    A friend of mine witnessed an accident occur about 100 yards in front of him and then saved an infants life by performing emergency infant-CPR before the paramedics arrived.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    one time i found like $150 on the ground in cash and there was nobody around to see who'd dropped it so I took a bunch of friends out to dinner with it

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    GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    One time I was like, 2 cm away from getting hit by a car when I was walking to middle school
    dude ran a red light
    i had to literally jump back to not get hit

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    GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    a darfur orphan got hit by the same car and I performed cpr on him though
    that orphan later grew up to be a ceo of a large multinational corporation

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    SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Sheri is like Neil Caffrey.

    Except not really.

    I don't know what this means

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    EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Sheri wrote: »
    Sheri is like Neil Caffrey.

    Except not really.

    I don't know what this means

    That's exactly what someone like but not really Neil Caffrey would say.

    End on
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    SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I dunno who this Neil Caffrey guy is

    Neal Caffrey, however, is hot

    But it still doesn't make sense

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    Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I actually just remembered a story that seems appropriate for this thread.

    I was coming home from class one day, and an old friend of mine from high school (who I hadn't seen in months) pulled up behind me while I was headed home.

    Some silly goose rear-ended him while we were sitting at a stop light, while he was right behind me.
    Sheri wrote: »
    Sheri is like Neil Caffrey.

    Except not really.

    I don't know what this means

    It means that you don't get your daily recommended dose of television, that's what it means.
    Sheri wrote: »
    I dunno who this Neil Caffrey guy is

    Neal Caffrey, however, is hot

    But it still doesn't make sense

    I am trying to say that you are a mischevious rogue with a heart of gold!

    See if I ever make a heavy-handed pop culture reference around you again. :x

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I witnessed a blond bearded dude
    masturbating at the wheel of a Ford Focus, on the highway.
    I was sitting in the passenger seat of a truck,
    so it was pretty clear as to what he was doing.
    It's not really "amazing" or "right", but it sure was odd thing to witness.

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    YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Daric wrote: »
    i actually got hit by a car once

    the body part it hit?

    the only body part i've ever broken

    spoiler alert it's not my penis
    it's my ass
    first person to make rear-ended joke gets highfives and hugs forever

    Sounds like it was really...
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    bumper to bumper
    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Earlier this evening I was out with a group of friends, smoking cigars in a residential park to celebrate one guy's 18th birthday. After about an hour we started packing up, and a guy approaches us, asking for a light and directions.
    He proceeds to explain that he's drunk and has been wandering in circles for hours, trying to get home. This afternoon he received news that his daughter had been killed in Afghanistan, ten days before she was scheduled to return home.
    There's thirteen of us there, all part of the same small group, and he asks us to pray for him. At this point he's breaking down, talking about how he's been getting drunk and picking fights all day, was refused service at a McDonald's, and has been seriously contemplating suicide.
    We pray for him and his daughter, and talk with him afterwards- he admits that he was expecting us 'skateboarders' to jump him when he first came up, and pretty much wishing for it.
    Some of my friends walked him home. I'm praying he makes it through tonight.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    The other day, I saw three cars lined up in a row that had their turn blinkers exactly synchronized.

    And I don't mean the "hey, look at that, the blinkers are the same, oh wait, they're slightly off and become more off if you watch longer" kind of synchronized.

    I mean they were absolutely perfectly in time with each other. I never thought I'd see it with two cars, let alone three.

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    ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Found an I-pad touch on the ground in the middle of a park on the way home from uni. It had shitloads of games on it and like one album, they were all awful games. It went to a better playlist, mine.

    also i immediately thought of the gman at the start of halflife 2 when i read this thread title.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I've been hit by a car!

    I was walking home from work in Chicago one day, and it was raining, so I had my umbrella over one shoulder and I was talking to my mother on my cell phone with my free hand. I was standing waiting for the walk sign to go, and when it turned green I started across just in time to see the hood of a taxi slide into view beneath the curve of my umbrella.

    All my mother heard was "WHAT THE FUCK" and then the click of my phone disconnecting.

    I was fine, though! The taxi was turning right and was empty so he wasn't going very fast. I dropped the umbrella and rolled onto the hood of the taxi cab and then fell off onto the ground. My umbrella was completely crushed by the car but I only skinned my palm and my knee.

    Too bad we can't be broke-butt buddies, Sweeney Tom! (Only not too bad because I wouldn't want a broken butt.)

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    taxi drivers seem to be the most absolutely inconsiderate of pedestrians

    thing that annoys me most is when people don't indicate that they're turning because there's no cars around. Still pretty useful information for me to know if I'm crossing the road you're turning into, fuckass!

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    i hate it when some jackass doesn't signal before he turns into a road

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