College, Dude, and Life: exxos-von-steamboldt
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Worked as an on-call computer tech for about a year, and
I've seen some weird shit. Plenty of Hoarders, elderly men
with interesting sexual fantasies, Multimillonaire Lawyers
with closets full of gay porn, etc.
The weirdest one was this cool old dude who had retired
and lived in a double-wide trailer in a fairly nice retirement
trailer park. His house had one of those trains that traveled
along the walls from room to room, occasionally poking
through walls and such. The primary purpose of this train
was to carry his bird (a blue macaw lIRC) around the
From his explanation, the bird had some birth defects and
had difficulty flying, so they built the train for the bird to
cruise around the house on.
This may not sound all that weird to you, but let me set the
stage for you:
You're a college student removing a stupid browser hijack
from some old guy's computer. You're nearly done with the
job when you hear a clacking sound and look up to see a
toy train crossing your vision. Aboard the train is a decently
sized bird that makes eye contact with you and says "choo
choo motherfucker" before disappearing into the next
One of the most surreal moments of my life.