Absolutely strangest thing happened a couple days agoSubmitted by Crabacado on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 20:18
...and I simply cannot stop thinking about it.
This is certainly one of the strangest things I've experienced in my life.
I've been out of work for a few weeks since my previous employer went out of business.
Tuesday morning, I went to drop off a resume at a business that had advertised it was hiring, down on the beach.
I have worked in the restaurant industry most of my life and have outstanding references and a great track record.
I spoke with the manager for about 30 minutes and he told me he'd pass my resume on to the owner and that I was exactly the type of person they were looking for.
I left and took the short walk back to my car. As a smoker, I always have a lighter with me, and when I'd left the house, I put my brightly colored lighter on the little console under the ashtray in my car.
While driving home, I reached for it and it wasn't there. (It was the only thing on the little console)
I'd left my driver side door unlocked while I went to drop off my resume and had parked in a high pedestrian area, so I figured some homeless guy must have stolen my lighter. I don't leave any valuables in my car.
I stopped and bought a new one on the way home, no big deal.
The owner called me a while later and asked me to come interview at a different location she also owns.
I went and had what I can only describe as an excellent interview.
She was visibly excited about my experience and such and the interview ended with her telling me she'll be making a decision very quickly.
I jumped back in my car, called the spouse, told her about the great interview and we arranged to meet and go grocery shopping.
After getting groceries, I got back into my car and guess what? My yellow bic lighter was sitting on the console under the ashtray!
Right there in plain view!
Nothing else on the console to obscure it from me.
It is not possible that I had just missed seeing it earlier in the day IT WAS NOT THERE! and then a few hours later, there it was, exactly where I had left it.
Being a very logical thinker, I went over the situation in my mind several times, and nothing about this makes any sense to me.
However, here we are, 2 1/2 days later and I have heard nothing/zero/zilch back from the owner.
I texted her and left a voicemail (gracious ones of course) and have not received any response whatsoever.
In the past 3 weeks or so, I left 3 or 4 interviews that had also gone extremely well and was certain I was going to receive an offer.
In each of those cases, exact same result. Complete silence.
Generally, when you do a followup call in this industry, they will tell you they chose another candidate, or something along those lines. Something respectful.
But nothing! ZILCH.
That in and of itself is a little unusual, but the lighter thing?
I'm telling you, somebody put that lighter back in my car when I was in the grocery store...and 10 miles from where it first went missing.
That is inexplicable and I simply cannot get my head around it.
Can the missing lighter and the black plague treatment be connected? I have no idea.
Some of you may remember this strange encounter posting I put here in May 2012 http://www.dailypaul.com/235613/i-had-a-most-interesting-enc...
That was strange, but this is far beyond that.
Well, I'm open to hearing what you guys think about this.