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Universalpsykopath tugs our coat and says: Tell us about your feats of deduction and the little mysteries you've solved. Alternatively, tell us about the simple, everyday things that mystified you for far too long.

(, Thu 13 Oct 2011, 12:52)
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I swear this is true.
The oddest and most mystifying thing that ever happened to me happened in a motorway service station near Bristol. Me and the g/f had stopped for a Red Bull and a nap to prevent a sleep-induced crash (this is probably relevant). We were standing in the shop, looking idly at the choccy bar display.

And then money appeared.

Nobody was standing anywhere near us, and in fact apart from the woman behind the counter there was nobody else in the shop at all. There were no hanging displays, no low ceiling, no shelves at head height or close to it. But suddenly, and sharply enough to make me take a step back in shock, I was hit in the face with four wadded £20 notes, as though they'd been thrown at me with some force.

G/f asked what was wrong, and I showed her the cash. She asked where it had come from, and I answered honestly that I had absolutely no idea. We hadn't been to the cash machine. There was nobody about. There was nowhere for it to have fallen or been launched from, and in any case what kind of nutter would fire eighty quid at a random stranger? We both walked right round the shop to see if we could see anything untoward, but everything seemed normal. I examined the cash - it was real. At that point, I decided to keep quiet and get the f.ck outta dodge.

To this day I have absolutely no idea what happened, where that money came from or why. I'm torn between going back to the services because thin air there throws money at you, and avoiding the place like the plague because there's an invisible demon there whose cash I nicked.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 14:57, 11 replies)

(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 15:03, closed)
This is it.
This is the stuff.

Good work - click.

Particularly the pay-off line " ... and avoiding the place like the plague because there's an invisible demon there whose cash I nicked."
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 15:11, closed)
I have to say
that I would be a REGULAR visitor to a place where you get smacked in the face with a wad of Twenties....
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 15:15, closed)
Strip clubs are always hiring....

(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 15:25, closed)
Oddly enough a mate of mine many years ago had a very similar (though less fiscally rewarding) experience.
I left him outside a shop while I nipped into get something and on coming back out I found him in state of extreme head-fuckery.

He says he was standing facing the shop window peering in, with about a foot of space between his face and the window glass when he descibes being hit smack in the middle of the face really hard by a single pound coin. He says it came straight on flat-and-level right out of no where. He is certain there was no possibilty it was thrown by anyone from behind him and bounced off the window as A: there was no sound striking the glass and B: on turning round there wasn't a sinlge soul within near sight. All quite odd really.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 15:24, closed)
this is the real reason the economy is fucked.
it's Quantum Indeterminacy in action. The economists have measured the amount of money in the system to such a level of precision that cash is quantum tunneling out of bank vaults into random locations.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 15:30, closed)
*sets bucket on floor next to desk*
*shouts* OK UNIVERSE, FILL 'ER UP!!!
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 15:34, closed)
Sorry, WHICH service station, please?
(searches for carrier bags)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 15:37, closed)
How strange ,
I had almost the very same thing but i was hit in the back of the head by a yellow pages book*. I was waiting to cross the road and bang WTF was that. Nobody about not even a windy day,

* full size not a crappy little one
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 18:55, closed)
I think it was Gordano services.

(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 0:14, closed)
i'd go there
and i haven't even got a car
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:41, closed)

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