Some of you are probably thinking, about time, right?
And others are like, what?
A quick refresher–whenever I travel, I try to keep track of things that I experience that are new and/or different for me. You know, anything that causes me to say, “Hmm, well that’s weird.”
Today, I compile a list for my own DeKalb. That’s dee-kal b. Not dee-kahb. And, for the record, it’s capital D, little e, capital K, little a-l-b. And, we’re in DeKalb County, Illinois, not the one in Georgia.
A couple of quick Fun Facts:
* DeKalb is known as “Barb City” thanks to barbed wire barons Joseph Glidden and Isaac Ellwood.
* Super model Cindy Crawford was born and raised in DeKalb.
* Northern Illinois University is in DeKalb.
It’s harder than you’d think to find “weird” stuff where you live. I mean, when I travel, I’m comparing my regional offerings and expectations to those places, which is how I decide what counts as “weird”.
But, here goes
a couple of WEIRD things I’ve seen in DeKalb lately…
—The woman STANDING at the drive thru window of our bank. (Where Cindy Crawford’s mother used to work.) I realize the inside of the bank is closed, but her car was parked where the next car in line would have been. So, she drove to the lane but then walked to the window? Kinda weird.
—The shopping cart full of bagged (and I assume, paid for) items left behind my car in the store parking lot. I perused the lot for its owner, saw no one, moved it aside, unloaded my groceries into my trunk, put my cart in the corral, and then stood and looked around for a person missing a cart. I saw no one!
There are real groceries in there! Who abandons their cart behind someones car? I have theories…but its weird, right?
Okay, this next one–
was the inspiration for this list.
Because I dumped out the bag and thought, What the heck? But then my NEXT thought was, “Hmm, well that’s weird.”
—We went to the Burger King drive thru for breakfast. Picked up a couple of bacon croissants, a couple of sausage biscuits, and a bunch of their tasty hashbrown rounds.
And, as a bonus, we received–
A TON OF GRAPE JAM PACKETS.
Maybe that’s NOT weird for you.
Maybe you always get a handful of jelly to go with your egg, cheese, and meat breakfast sandwiches. Maybe you dip your tots in grape pectin preserves.
I don’t judge.
I do, however, get BK breakfasts occasionally and have NEVER before been provided with half a bag of jam.
So, yeah, I thought it was weird.
And blog post inspiring.
I hope the ‘weird’ in your life is equally entertaining.