Sunday, September 4, 2011

The staring lady

Last night my family and some friends of ours went to Olive Garden together. Let me just say that restaurant has to be one of my favorites, especially since they have the never ending pasta bowl going on right now.
Not long after we sat down, I got that feeling like someone was watching me. Not just watching, staring at me.
I glanced up from our table and scanned the room. Much of it consisted of tables of chattering customers and the waiters and  waitresses carrying plates of food, but the table against the wall to my right, was silent.
The only occupant of the table was a frail looking old lady with pale, wispy orange hair. She was looking straight at me. It wasn't just the fact that she was staring however, it was the way she was staring at me that I found somewhat unnerving. Her eyes looked neither curious or spiteful, she was just staring at me like she might stare out a window. I don't know if she was actually looking at me, or if she was in a daze, but every time she'd look away she'd end up staring right back at me again.
I'm not really sure what else to say about this, I just thought I'd share a slightly strange experience with the rest of you.   


  1. I get a lot of stares from people in public places for reasons I just can't understand, and I always find it entertaining to do strange things. As long as they're looking at you, they might as well get a show, right?
    If you're really brave you can walk over to them and start rambling on about how The Spirit told you that they were "chosen ones" too and that you need them to meet you behind the nearest Wendy's in an hour.
    Don't show up.
    I've always secretly wanted to do that one.

  2. That's hilarious! I laughed so hard at that!