Monday, February 23, 2009

Did That Just Happen?

Last Friday, I leave campus, get in my car, and drive toward the exit. As I approach the stop sign, I see a woman standing in my way. This is an older woman, of indeterminate race, in her late fifties or early sixties, with long silver hair. As I approach, she moves out of the way, but as I stop, she comes and taps on my window. Confused, but not wanting to be rude, I roll it down. She asks me where I am going. Guessing that she wants a ride somewhere in town, I tell her that I am headed to the freeway and from there north. Acknowledging where I am going, she responds, "great, you can give me a ride." She then gets in my car. Confused, scared, but not wanting to be rude, I oblige. I drive her to her destination all the while listening to her tell me about what movies I should go see, including the comment that I should see Mamma Mia because, "it is not a guy movie like everyone thinks it is." And she clearly said "guy", not "gay", making it even weirder. At one point, I am unclear as to the directions she is giving me, so I ask her for clarity. She then very rudely asks if she's talking too fast. The whole experience left me baffled and slightly shaken because the woman was supremely creepy. I guess I should just be glad she didn't stab me and steal my car.


8 comments:

The Former 786 said...

We've already discussed my horror about this story privately, but I just wanted to say publicly. . .

HOLY CRAP!!!

Allison Murray said...

uhm...are you kidding? that is CREEPY!

Josh said...
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Josh said...

I'm glad that she didn't stab you and steal your car...that would have been a real bummer man!

Autumn said...

That was nice...and brave of you. Glad she didn't hurt you. So where did you finally drop her off?
Creepy.

So did you see the "guy" movie? :)

Brenna said...

That's probably why you shouldn't let strange people in your unless your their case manager

Becky said...

Ben and I had a similar experience right after we were married down by the U of M. We ended up taking the old woman to the movie theater by Safeway. It was weird, but not quite as weird as your story--at least our old woman asked if we could take her while she opened the door.

jo said...

That is incredible. And I'm left hoping that's never me tapping on someone stranger's car window in hopes that they are headed my direction...