So yesterday was a Twilight Zone Day….
When my job tells me to go to a training class, I also go to Mt Laurel because Mt Laurel is the place to be. It has great places to go eat, if I get out early and I don’t have to go back to my branch I could visit my parents or go shopping…AND it just a nice ride sometimes…ok I just don’t want to travel downtown either. ANYWAYS!!! back to my journey through the twilight zone.
Training was awesome but the fun ended early and I had to go back to work. I totally forgot that I had to get toll money until I got midway down 295…great. Not to mention when your in a hurry Jersey drivers be like “oh what a beautiful day!…Imma drive slow and enjoy the view..” no. If I wasn’t frustrated by slow drivers, I was sweating bullets thanks to a eighteen wheeler trying to run me off the road. I refused to give him the satisfaction of making me switch lanes so I just did what people in PA do, I slowed down and made him go around. When he did finally decide to go around me, he yelled out his window…I’m sure it was a profanity but I couldn’t hear over the gust of winds and loud music filling my car…fail.
Right before I got to the bridge I get off at a Camden exist…not my smartest plan. When I lived in Jersey, I made it a point to never visit the city of Camden…it’s like a forbidden hidden city and bad things happen there. When I get off at the exist, there is the aroma that is indescribable! I look to my left there was a dump; I look to my right there was a dump and the saddest thing was that there were many house around… smh New Jersey…SMH! there were street signs, but they made no sense at all! I must’ve went in a circle three times! It was hot, smelly and the time was ticking. I could not find an ATM and I was hoping I could find the bridge after I found an ATM. No TD Bank’s to be found. I got desperate… I asked a local where the closest ATM was and he didn’t even know… there as an 7 Eleven right behind him with an ATM…but I figured that out after I went to the Susquehanna Center and got a 3.00 ATM fee on top of the 2.50 fee from TD. No matter, there wasn’t anywhere to park near the 7 Eleven anyway.
The good thing about getting lost in Camden was that I eventually figured out how to get back to the bridge. I got across the bridge and run in to terrible traffic but I was never too happy to be back in Philly.
About midway to back to work, I found myself at a red light and I felt a feeling. I felt like Bugs Bunny when he says “Have you ever had the feel that you were being …watched” My feeling was true. To my right there was a very black man looking at me…intensely. I felt like I was being hunted. I took the courageous decision to look to my right to assure myself that this dark individual was indeed looking at me. When I looked towards the right the dark individual licked his lips at me, which confirmed that fact that I was indeed being hunted.
By the time I got to work there as only an hour of my shift left but since my coworker sounded like is was abandoned in the trenches. If work was an actual war, my poor coworker would have been a goner. On the other hand I’ve been left in the trenches my own-self…not my coworkers fault but different blog for a different day. Well that’s my epic adventure through the twilight zone! stay cool and don’t take candy from strangers.