I was sitting around ruminating on all of the odd things that have happened to me in my life, and some of them made me laugh. It got me thinking: I bet everyone has weird and interesting stories they'd like to tell. I am interested in hearing them.
For instance... Once, while working at a bookstore, a man dressed in full scuba gear walked in through the front entrance, looked around for a moment, and then made a beeline for me. Mind you, I am quite used to strange people and having to deal with them, so I calmly asked him if I could help him.
"Yes," the man said in an English accent. "Pardon me, but you look quite a bit like my girlfriend."
I was silent as he pulled a box out from his fanny pack and opened it. In the open box was a pearl ring. I looked at the man with as straight a face as one could manage in the situation.
"... Very pretty?" I said, unsure of myself.
"Please," he asked, removing the ring from the box and gesturing toward my hand. "I just want to see."
"Just for a moment?"
Hesitantly, I held up my hand to him, and he placed the ring on my finger.
"Perfect." He said. I handed the ring back to him, and he left. I looked around at my coworkers in all their glorious stunned silence.