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Today I went to the supermarket to get some foods (cucumbers) and I have to admit, I was in a weird mood.


I hadn't been sleeping great, I had itchy eyes, I'd spent another week hunting for better jobs with no success...and I'd stubbed my toe on my way out of the house. As a result, I was feeling and acting like a bit of a zombee. I just wanted to get the hell out of the supermarket and back home for a snooze as fast as possible. The shop was fairly quiet, so I got all the stuff I needed and went to the checkout.


As I stood in the queue, the couple in front of me remembered about a million things they had forgotten and kept scooting off to grab them. I suppose they saw that I was the only one waiting and decided it'd be OK to hold me up. No problem. I really didn't mind. I just stood there and waited like a good Slinkers. In fact, I sort of forgot where I was and went into a daydream.


All of a sudden, a man in his 50's appeared at the till opposite me. I happened to look up from my cucumbers to see that he was wearing a 'weird fish' jumper very similar to one my dad wears. Unfortunatly in my dozey state, I must've been staring at him, because when I looked at his face I realised that he was looking at me angrily.  


I have drawn a picture of the situation below:

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As you can see, myself and the man were pretty much opposite each other. When our eyes met I was shocked, because I hadn't expected him to be looking at me. Then something horrific happened.



Neither of us looked away.




We just stared. I realised very quickly that I had unwittingly stumbled into a staring contest with this angry man. He looked like he was in a foul mood and had no intention of being the first to look away...but I was so confused by what was going on, it didn't cross my mind to look away either.


After what felt like a couple of years, he must have decided that he'd had enough of the staring, because he slammed his tin of tuna onto the till and said, "What the hell are you looking at?" His words seemed to travel half way across the building and everyone nearby, including the forgetful couple, stopped what they were doing to stare at us both.


I honestly had no idea what to say, so I sort of blurted out the words "weird fish jumper".


Suddenly he looked doubly offended and I instantly felt compelled point out that his jumper was made by weird fish, and that I wasn't actually describing his clothing as weird and fishy. But before I could speak again he had started slamming all his shit onto the till. Then he looked at the forgetful couple (who were now also staring at him) and said "What? Have I got something sticking out of my head?!"



I had picked the wrong guy to stare at, he was going crazy talking to himself. The till guys looked at each other and grinned, like it was the best thing they'd seen all day. Then of course I had to start packing my shopping and paying the till peoples with this guy muttering to himself right opposite me the whole time.


It was possibly the most awkward thing that's ever happened to me at a till. Unfortunately me and this guy finished packing and paying at around about the same time, so right as I started walking towards the exit, he did as well. He was stomping literally a few inches behind me, i kept thinking his feet would catch the back of my shoes, and he did that all the way out until I got near my car.


Absolute nutter. Totally crazy. I had comitted a terrible crime starting at him and he wanted me to know it.




Worst of all, I live in a small town. We will probably meet again.



On the plus side, I didn't feel tired anymore!

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Ze-o Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
God. That's some terrifying shit. I hope you don't meet again. He may feel inclined to pull you into some sort of violent showdown.
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hell-of-the-darkness Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Writer
That is hilarious! If I was one of the ones in that couple, I would have been like, "Yes, you do have something sticking out of your head >:3"
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LennyAngel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Bwahahahaha angry weird fish jumper guy haha
Your life always sounds so fun : D
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orochimarusgirl541 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Ooooohhh....That's bad. I hate small towns, mainly for that reason. >>;
I often zone out a lot, but no one has complained to me about it before...
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80avatarfan80 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Wow. I'm officially reading your journals... That was hilarious.
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Stultuscaudex Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Spelling errors:

"Absolute nutter. Totally crazy. I had comitted a terrible crime starting at him and he wanted me to know it."
Sorry for being a nit-pick~ >.> Anyway, I'm sure this whole thing will blow over~
...Sooner or later~
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Sophizzle Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Sounds like the start of an epic sitcom.
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darkkfaery Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student
Ogawd that sucks XD I think we've all been in awkward situations like that. I must admit, it made me lol. Sorry for your experience but that just made me lol.
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krazi-shuttler Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Your blog posts are just lol. I will now move to the bed where it's more comfortable to chortle.
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YamiNeko-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Try up north you'd have a bunfle of fun! :D
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the0loser Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
poor slinkies. that sounds scary! maybe, if you meet again, you can explain better and stuffs? and maybe he will be in a better mood and be like "no problem-o bro. hey! you look like a hard working young person who needs a better job! and my fancy shmancy company is hiring new young peoples to work on some super secret thingy that is also very interesting and not boring or super tiring. want to work for me? you'll make lots of money and have fun!" maybe. =)
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darbywhiskers09 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
That just made my day!!!
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PullItApart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
You always have the most interesting journals man, wth :P
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hlbananaa Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist
wowzz..... scary shit
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PinkLoser17 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
That is one of the funniest stories ever lol!
Was that guy like mentally retarded?
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Koguma-za Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
imagine if he was one of your watchers XD
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SaneTezz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bravo.
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XNedra22 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He didn't need to be such an arse about it.
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Deathbysquirrels Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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This journal amused me. But at least it made you un-tired. ^^
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venuslove Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
:rofl: CRAZZZYY GUY IS CRAZZZY
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Yeah121 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I bet the till guys were amused.
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ringlov Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Filmographer
Those darned cucumbers.
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TheBloodSlut Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
*like*
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Herebellama Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*awkward turtle*
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fahrenheit420 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I am giggling at your pain :XD:
I wish this was caught-on-camera because I want to lol even more :XD:
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ThePurpleRose17 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
OMG! LOL! I actually shed a tear trying to not to laugh out loud at this and wake the family... And I STILL made a weird choking sound...

If only you could :+fav: journal entries!

Seriously, so funny! :D My day has been brightened... :)
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Lunacat-chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Oh dear god. What a jerkface!

FINISH HIIIIIM.
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Addicting-Candy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
OMFG the till guys get to have a chair?!?!
Over here we have to stand up the whole time... :/
Also funny story.
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Stella--Chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, here the till guys also have chairs 8D
The luxury LOL
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Addicting-Candy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Wah I'm so jelly of all these other countries having it. Why does Aus supermarkets suck so much? :P
I remember my first day on the job standing up for 4+hrs straight...
I felt like I couldn't walk for a week :S
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Kelesreal Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
The till guys finished you at roughly the same time on purpose I bet they wanted a fight
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ninjaEliXD Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
FOR SHAME!
For... shame
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MadMother88 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, people are so uptight :D
You meet the most interesting people Slinkers XD
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OtakuSteph Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
awesome story :D though according to ur pic, u live in a town full of bald ppl :P
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Pet--0f--Near Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
lulz "weird fish jumper"
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ImRose Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
You do know that one day when you are working at the till doing till-stuff that that same man will appear once again.
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Phoenix-Soar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's shit like that that makes life awesome xD
(Btw Slinkers, I second a previous commenter's suggestion that you compile all your life stories into a book. I shall buy it and read them as bedtime stories every night :D)
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AkidaxSen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Shit man, SHIIIIT.
I get that all the time, what is it with just looking at people that makes them go... well, bat-shit crazy. I had a lovely encounter on my way to college about a month ago, I was walking with my friend(luckly) when an old man crossed the road while screaming... just screaming at nothing. I hope to never meet that man again.
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Luincalen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
This is an amazing story.
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Drakosclaw Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well....that's just creepy
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RedHeadQueen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pfff, that's probably the most amusing thing that's happened in the till guys' career!
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magic-biscuit-tree Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Writer
You have the most awesome signature
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RedHeadQueen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And you, my friend, have awesome taste :)
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RedHeadQueen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And you have awesome taste :D
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Rahnt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That's amazing! I wish shit like that happened to me D:
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cookietex Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
This just made my day, a lesson was canceled and now I'm just fooling around at school. :XD:

I tend to stare at people too without even thinking about it. I can stare very long and not actually realize what I'm seeing. If a friend shows up, it takes a while for them to get my attention even if they're standing right in front of me.
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MoonlitSoulWolf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this has made my day even though its morning :la:
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nanonear Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was that man...
Just kidding... :XD: Crazy story....
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Barefoot-Dreams Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That reminds of the time when I was in the same situation. And I also live in a small town. I understand how you feel.
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TrioBadge Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
lol :XD: 'weird fish jumper' what is the old guys problem anyway!? All you did was basically stare at him and you was tired as well and i normally find myself staring at things and daydreaming and stuff when i'm tired. But still funny story :XD:
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