"I love the smell of napalm in the morning."
Yesterday I woke up feeling like I was in the middle of the movie. I think there was a part, and it may have been at the beginning, where you hear the ever-increasing noise of the helicopters but don't see anything at first until the helicopters clear the tops of the trees. That's what it was like. Weird!
The sky was overcast with low cloud cover, and I didn't see anything out of the windows, but I admit I didn't try too hard. When I got on the computer, though, one of the lead local stories on Yahoo was about the SWAT team trying to subdue a guy at the local McDonald's--apparently he had warrants out of the state of Washington and he was seen to have a gun; hence, the helicopters above--probably both a Sheriff's helicopter and a news helicopter or two.
On my way to work, I was stopped at a light at a major intersection, next to a school bus, when I heard a male teenaged voice, clear as could be, say, "What happened?!" I glanced over at the school bus but didn't see any open windows and my own windows were closed too. What did I hear? How did I hear him so loudly and clearly? And what was he talking about? Weird!
A little further on, traffic slowed to nearly a crawl. Eventually I came upon what looked like it might have been the scene of an accident, but the only real remnants were a single wheel and tire and some chunks of metal strewn across one of two lanes of travel. No cars. No people on the side of the road. No police. Just what looked like the remains of an accident. And an unmarked truck with a flashing light on the roof, helping to direct traffic around the debris. Weird!
We had just picked up speed again, and some of the traffic had separated off, when I saw a small pickup truck with an attached open trailer a little further ahead of me pull over to the side of the road, and three guys jumped out. Before I passed them, I saw the three of them converge on the trailer to try to put out a fire that looked like it had just started among whatever they were carrying. I had to wonder what they had in the trailer and how a fire could have started, but because part of the load was covered with a tarp, I couldn't tell. Still, it seemed weird!
Although my mornings aren't always without incident, to have so many things happen yesterday morning before I even got to work was unusual, to say the least. FINALLY, though, it all became clear.
After all, look who's in town!
You just KNOW weird stuff is going to happen when the clowns are around!