Friday, January 22, 2010

“I feel like I am taking crazy pills!”

*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 explosive articulate manner. So to make a long story short, I don’t ask questions). All this talk was going along a very normal and predictable path when it took a sharp turn to WTF-ville. Let me illustrate with a summary of the conversation.

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, for certain, may create a situation in which Dee Jay would belligerently energetically convey his strong disdain for answering such honest stupid questions.

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?


Unknown said...

Wow! That is a bit odd...we have a crazy-ish man in the office who talks to himself sometimes and it's unclear if he wants us to care/ask. Personally I ignore him because he hates me, but I feel bad for the nice people whose cubicles are near his.

Amy said...

Oh. My.
I would have had the EXACT same reaction as you!!!

My most recent mugatu goes something like this:

I'm currently living with and working for my inlaws. (I know, I have completely lost all sense of reality!)

So, this week my FIL is supposed to get a colonoscopy and he and my MIL are talking about it in front of my husband and I at dinner. Long story short, she's telling him what he can and can't eat/drink the week of the procedure and the whole thing ended in my FIL screaming b/c "there was NO WAY he wasn't going to drink wine all week just to have this done."

Very odd dinner convo, no?

Have a great weekend;)

Kendra said...

I've never had a moment quite like that, though I did once have a day care dad walk into my house at 8 AM and look around (this was before my daughter born, and I had two boys of my own) and see that his son and another boy were the only day care kids there. And he said, "Where are all the girls this morning? It's like a sausage fest in here!"

Not the most shocking thing I've ever heard in my life, but first off, I'd never heard the term "sausage fest" before and had to take a moment to create a visual impression to understand what he meant. And then all I could think was "Really? At your day care provider's house at 8 AM, that's what you came up with?"

Now I laugh, but at the time, I had no idea what to say!

Erin Janda Rawlings said...

Amy, that is a crazy comment for dinner time!

Kendra, I would be speechless, too!

Moonspun, mummblers can be so weird!