Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Homeless, wet dogs need a place to dry off also. What's the big deal?

People, you just can't make this stuff up. My friends make fun that "everything happens to me". It's so true. I'm a magnet for odd and random freakiness.

Case in point: This incident happened years ago but still has me cracking up so I thought I'd share with my loyal 5 followers. ;)

Let me set the scene for you. It is a rainy work day in Florida. Not just a typical rainy day - it's one of those sideways, downpouring deluges of rain. (You Florida people know what I'm talking about). I'm dressed in my proper, professional clothing appropriate for the underpaid, business position I worked at the time. At lunch time I make a pit stop at 7-11, leaving my car unlocked in the rush to get inside the store and stay as dry as possible.

I pick up my items and as I'm running back to my car I stop dead in my tracks oblivious to the rain. In my car are 2 filthy and soaking wet (big) dogs jumping from the back to the front to the back again in a demented frenzy stopping every few seconds to shake the filthy water off their mangy bodies. I incredulously look around and there are a couple other empty cars in the lot and 2 homeless men seeking shelter under the overhang of the store. I ask them if these are their dogs and they say "No". I am now drenched myself and I go back into the store and ask everyone in there if they own the dogs in my car. Negatives all around and some looks of "Who's the crazy, wet lady?"

I go back out and finally get the homeless men to admit they put the dogs in my car because they felt bad they were so wet. I scream at them to get their damn dogs out of my car! I think they were scared of me because they actually jumped up and did as I instructed.

I then proceed to squish down into my sopping wet, cloth-covered seat and gag on the wet dog smell and mess in my car. I now have to work the remainder of my day smelling like wet dog and looking homeless myself in my ratty, wet clothes.

Needless to say it was a very long time before my coworkers let me live that one down.
Lock your cars people. Crazy people live among us.


  1. Now, that's just plain wrong! Stupid homeless people!

  2. That girl in TexasMarch 25, 2010 at 8:00 AM

    Maybe I should be thankful I don't get to hang out with you more since you are a "magnet for odd and random freakiness." Nah....I'd still rather experience it with you! :o)

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  4. OMG! I never knew this! So freakin' funny! Not at the time, I am quite sure,! Yeah, you DO have freaky things happen..but, wow, yup that's it, just wow. :-)

  5. I never knew this! That's hysterical! I'm sure it wasn't at the time but it's really funny to read it. I can't imagine how I'd feel if I walked out to my car and saw that.