STRANGE? Not Where I’m From
I guess where ever you live there are unusual sights that people just take for granted.
I worked in or around New York City for 40 years. It is interesting how you pay no attention to some things that you see every day. The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were spectacular until some fanatical ass-holes decided to knock them down and murder 3000 people and yet when I walked through to get to work I barely even noticed them.
For several years I took the Staten Island Ferry to work every day. The ferry went right by The Statue of Liberty. I never even looked up.
For years I worked downtown in the World Financial Center. Between the two buildings which make up the Financial Center is an Atrium several stories high and within the atrium is a forest of giant palm trees. Palm trees in New York City. I often ate lunch underneath them and never thought it unusual. Millions of people visit downtown every year and gawk at sights which I simply took for granted.
I remember fishing with my Grandfather in southern New Jersey.
“Were going to go out about a mile and drift passed the elephant.”
There is a six story wooden elephant in Margate, New Jersey that is visible from the ocean. It is a landmark for boats in the area. I never thought twice about drift fishing passed the elephant.
In Union County New Jersey, a common directional instruction involves driving just before or just after a big ship, simply referred to as “The Flagship.” A big ship on rt. 22 in the middle of New Jersey miles from the ocean? Nothing strange about that. Hell if there is a six story elephant by the shore, why not a big ship inland?
What strange things do you see every day that you don’t even notice?