*Names have been changed and vagueness has been added to protect the guilty.
So last weekend, I was having dinner with some people I have known forever, and for the most part, I have a good relationship with most of them. So we are eating and chatting and having a grand old time. All of a sudden, Dee Jay* starts to talk about his plans for the rest of the weekend, which is pretty normal since he always has big plans for the weekend. (It should also be noted that although Dee Jay LOVES to talk about his life and plans, he does not like answering any questions about any such subjects and will feel free to express himself in a very
Dee Jay: So I am not working tonight, and I have nothing else really going on. So I think I am going to turn myself in since there is a warrant out for my arrest. (See that sharp turn I was talking about?)
Me: (Silence). (The scrolling marquee in my head kept on repeating, “WTF!?”) (I am confused because no one else is saying ANYTHING. Everyone seems to think this is normal).
Dee Jay: Yeah, I am just thinking it might be easier to go tonight, but I am going to call my cop friend to see if Friday night is the best night. Because I can’t take care of all my new car stuff/old car insurance claim stuff if there is a warrant out for my arrest. And after I pay my fine, I am going to hang out with my girlfriend at her house.
Me: (Blink. Blink). Oh, OK.
Dee Jay: Oh, Marie did you want more olives? Pass the salad.
As I looked around the table and no one even batted an eye, my inner Mugatu wanted to stand up and shout, “I feel like I am taking crazy pills, people! Didn’t you hear what he said?! A warrant out for his arrest!” How weird is it that no one said ANYTHING, not a word, not even a questioning glance about this news? I hated being a lame-ass sheep and following the crowd on this one by not saying anything, but I didn’t want to ask questions. I then,
So I waited until after he was gone to do my investigating and discovered his warrant was only for a parking ticket. Which is pretty minor considering the law and Dee Jay aren’t exactly strangers (although this is the first time he has had a warrant out for his arrest, to the best of my knowledge). I guess some people (obviously not me) already knew about it, too. But whatever. I guess I’m just taking crazy pills . . .
So, people, tell me your Mugatu “I feel like I am taking crazy pills!” moment in a conversation?