I see a dog with three legs, and my first thought is bear!
I see three police cars a block to the right with lights flashing and my first thought, which I quash, is turn right!! But secondly is drug bust! Person now fleeing the scene and then…then they find blood spatters in the trunk! And my little fingers itch for a police scanner to turn on.
This brings me to the headlining story for today’s post.
A childhood friend of my mother’s was visiting with her and me one day, and she presented the following:
On the street where she lived, people would put out things that were being offered “free to a
Cue one special week…in the twilight zone.
“Kelsey” had put out the Christmas tree the day after Christmas. The next day, it was gone.
Other people’s junk had disappeared as well, some working, some not.
Someone’s dilapidated couch that was free to take.
Some lawn chairs that were not free to take.
A toaster that was thrown away because it did not toast.
Someone’s porch rug.
A semi-working refrigerator.
Here’s the fun part.
The next week, the things started appearing where they had been taken from.
Kelsey’s tree reappeared on her lawn, somewhat more crispy than from the time it had left.
The couch. The rug and lawn chairs. The not working and semi-working appliances.
Wait...waiiit...why are you putting me back?!
The broken-down couch to persuade a mother-in-law to stay in a hotel room the next time around?
I suppose it was the returning of the items that really sparked my attention.
Anything like this happen in your area?
Ideas for the disappearing/reappearing tree?