I have had a lot of weird things happen to me in my life, but never have I had one day where these weird things were happened back to back throughout the day.
#1 - It was the Wednesday before Easter and I wanted to put together an Easter basket for a friend of mine. So I went to the 99 cent store to get some goodies. Right when I roll through the door I notice a man standing in line. He stared at me as I rolled past him which is something I am used to being in a wheelchair. What was different about this situation was that I started back at him too. I noticed as I rolled past him that he did not look like most men. In fact he was trying not to look like a man. He had on high heels, silky black fitted cargo capris, a fitted black women's sweater, acrylic nails, held a purse, wore make up and to be honest I had no idea what look he was going for with his hair. I didn't want to be rude and keep staring as I looked away, grabbed my basket and began rolling down the Easter aisle. When I found something that caught my interest I turned to get a better look. As I turned I noticed someone standing beside me so I looked in that direction. To my surprise it was the cross dresser standing about 10 feet away from me. I remembered that he was in line to check out when I arrived so I just figured he forgot something. I moved on down the aisle. I stopped looked over my shoulder and there he was again a little closer staring at me. I moved on around the corner to the next aisle. He followed getting closer and staring at me more intensely. This started to feel very "Silence of the Lambs" to me so I put my basket down on the ground and casually rolled out of the store. I got in my car, locked the door and as I drove away I saw him standing in the doorway of the store staring at me. Very creepy!!!
#2 - Later that same day I had a dance performance at CSULB. After the performance a gentleman in a wheelchair came up to me and began telling me what a fan he was of mine and how he has always wanted to meet me. I was thanking him graciously when he said the words "I actually have you tattooed on my back". I laughed thinking this was a joke. He assured me that it wasn't and was willing to pull his shirt up to show me. Still thinking it was a joke I encouraged him to do so. He couldn't do it by himself so his brother lifted the shirt up to the top of his back. Oh this was no joke at all.
The only difference on the tattoo was that I was topless. My jaw dropped. He said that I should feel flattered. I told him that I was definitely feeling something. My dance partner said I should take a photo of it. I whispered to her "does this seem like a moment I want to remember?" She laughed. I pulled his shirt down and laughed as I explained to him that when he ages so will this tattoo and those perky boobs won't be so perky anymore. This was definitely a first for me and I hope the very last.
#3 - After the dance performance I had to run an errand at the local K-Mart. I rushed in and got my items and as I was rolling out the door I saw what I assumed was a fairly large homeless woman pushing her shopping cart in front of me and then stopping in front of me blocking my path to get into the parking lot. I was about to squeeze around her when what happened next stopped me right in my tracks. This woman pulled down her pants all the way to her ankles and then peed right in front of me on the sidewalk, right in front of the entrance/exit of the K-Mart. People were walking through the entrance and didn't seem to notice the woman taking a leak or me looking panicked. I kept asking myself "Am I invisible?". She finished, pulled her pants up and went on her merry way. I was still in shock. I couldn't believe what I just witnessed. It brought new meaning to the phrase "when you gotta go, you gotta go". And she did.