Sunday, March 16, 2014

Where did All the People Go?

About a year ago, my girlfriend and I went to eat dinner at Chipotles. Its in a smallish shopping area with a burger joint and Pei-Wei neighboring the of those kind of upper-classy type shopping areas.

We pulled into the parking lot in front of the establishments at around 5 pm on a Friday evening to find an empty parking lot. There were no tables outside, there were no cars in the parking spots, not a person in sight and even the lights inside the buildings were off.

Completely confused, I took the car in a sort of loop around the building in order to leave. The only thing of interest was a single firetruck parked along side the building, headlights on, but no emergency lights, and no one in the truck. It struck us a little odd, maybe a fire in the building?

As we pull around the backside of the building, and then finish looping around, we drive past the front facade of the building...

Except this time every parking spot is full, tables are outside with patrons at them, food half-eaten. There's people walking around, and the lights inside the buildings are all on. But the firetruck was gone. Mind you, it took less than 30 seconds to make a circle around the building. Easily one of the strangest things I've ever experienced.


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