Sunday, May 23, 2010

Randomness from the road

Driving back and forth on call this weekend I've:

1. Been passed on the highway by a guy riding a motorcycle. Whose head protection consisted of a snorkeling mask- with snorkel attached, flapping in the wind.

2. Seen a guy go down the street, wearing only a baseball hat, mens bikini briefs, and rollerblades, pulled by 4 huge dogs. Like some sort of suburban musher.

3. Passed a pick-up truck with a table & 4 chairs in the back. 3 girls and a guy were sitting in the chairs, reading (with some difficulty in the wind) the newspaper, as if they were at a breakfast table and not going down the freeway.

25 comments:

arzt4empfaenger said...

Wow to the first. I can see that he wanted to stop insects and wind from hurting his eyes, but was the snorkel really necessary? Safety-wise, unless he falls into a river or pond (and even then), this is a big fail. Would have been a great snapshot for failblog.

LTCLC said...

Those sights alone must have made it worth being on call, huh?

Kalieris said...

Happy 5/23 (Discordian Jake Day)! That's my theory on the weirdness, anyway: you just have an unusually high percentage of Discordians between your home and the hospital. Nuts-with-purpose seem less depressing to me than thinking you're surrounded by random nuts.

Anonymous said...

Have you moved to Austin? 'Cause that sounds like the stuff that goes on around here. We also have a guy who rides around town on his bicycle wearing only a thong.

Rachael said...

you're so picky! Obviously, he was going scuba diving! And besides, who doesn't have a table and chairs in the bed of their pickup.... wait, this is nuts!

You not only attract weird patients but apparently weirdos in general.

thanks for the laugh.

Anonymous said...

My friends once did #3 except they weren't on the freeway, just local roads, and they weren't reading the newspaper. They were drinking beer. The cops pulled them over and told them to cease and desist. They asked if they were breaking the law and the cops said "Well, no, but..."

Albinoblackbear said...

I think the question on everyone's mind is: was the guy in the briefs workin' it or was it a scourge upon thine eyes to witness such an event?

Because I fully support hot random urban mushers.

ER's Mom said...

You have weirder people around you than me.

And that, is quite an accomplishment.

And just think, sooner or later, they are a traumatic brain injury waiting to happen...

Chrysalis Angel said...

Doc, when is the last time you've had a check up? ;)

Jacqueline said...

One time, we drove by the cemetery, and this family had pulled out lawn chairs and looked like they were tailgating.

Still...yours are more disturbing. At least my people were fully clothed.

Naina said...

What an interesting life you have. :) Seems like you have free tickets to all day comedy. :)

I stumbled upon your blog last night. I read several post. I found myself laughing out loud.

Thank you! Much needed medicine.

I am an RN. I am currently not
working.

I once worked for a Urologist. He too had a sence of humor. Every morning before my day would start, he would put pages of jokes on my desk for me to read. :)

I wonder if you have any thoughts on this? Why is it that some of us fail to see the humor in everday life; unless someone with a sense of humor points it out?

Anonymous said...

Wow sounds like my Saturday night! Went to the beach near where I live because they were having a car show and some guy was dressed in ladies stockings and a leopard printed bra...

MCT said...

where the heck do you live?!!
Crazy..

rxBambi said...

I saw Gene Simmons at the Cards game in full concert attire including make-up, bat wings, huge shoes, and tongue :)

emeraldwednesday said...

Ditto on the " where do you live" question. I want to move there!

Lipstick said...

This is just...bizarre. You live someplace weirder than I do, Dr. Grumpy. I would really like to visit though.

medrninja said...

Wow Dr. G I think you may have some sort of Sixth Sense. Except instead of ghosts you see Weird People.

Don't you love the weird stuff though? Last week I walked into pet store to ask about local dog walkers and this cute little black puppy came running up to me. Only it wasn't a puppy. It was a tiny little pig. Named Freud. Seriously.

John Woolman said...

Now I am sure you live in California!

Anonymous said...

What is in the water in your area?!

Marco said...

Ah, Darwin's disciples out for a nice Sunday drive...

Anonymous said...

JohnWoolman, that's been a conclusion for a long time, now we're vacillating between Culver City and Venice.

Suzanne said...

Natural selection?

RehabNurse said...

Doc:

What do they all have in common?

Potential (or actual) head injury patients.

Gotta let Darwin help you out!

Anonymous said...

And their helmets were where??????
Uh, maybe don't answer that.

Hoping for natural selection & not another "head case" for you.

murgatr

Pharm. Tech. RDC'06

ERP said...

Are you sure they were not all on their way to your office for an appointment?

 
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