We used to go for a walk every afternoon when my husband logs off from work, but these days they are a bit rarer. Be that as it may, there have been many weird things we have seen on walks.
The Nazi guy
We are off to a strong start.
One afternoon, we had just started our walk and waited at a traffic light to cross the road. A guy approached and stood next to us.
I glanced at him, and then promptly looked away, trying to look as if everything was normal. Then I said in Afrikaans, “Do not make eye contact with this man.”
He had a Nazi shirt with matching face tattoos and a very prominent tattoo that read “Fuck the police”.
I know I should not judge people before I get to know them, but this time I did. It was just so strange.
The super chill guy
On the other side of the spectrum, we met a guy walking his Chihuahua. He was funny because he was walking around with a beer and a cigarette in his hand. Also, the dog’s leash was fastened to a belt around his waist.
He was pretty chilled out—and on a buzz.
We find trolleys everywhere. It can be kilometres from the nearest shopping centre and you will find a lone trolley beside the road.
- A variety of dead animals (always gone the next day, luckily)
- Cows (we live in the suburbs, so in this context they are weird)
- People who talk to themselves
- A lone car seat
We live in a weird suburb.