Wednesday 7 March 2012

The Most Interesting Thing

I saw a man with a flat head today.

I had to pick up a few things at the store and then drop off a DVD that I had taken out of the library. I figured that while I was there I just might see if anything caught my eye, since I am about finished the book I am reading and it really needs to be replaced. I went from rack to rack, looking for and hoping for something to jump out at me and baring that, then something with an intriguing cover. You see, I do judge a book by its cover. I do it all of the time and I suspect that I am not alone or the publishers wouldn’t waste money on pretty paintings and raised letters of gold.

I had my book in hand and was heading to the checkout when I looked over and saw a guy sitting in one of the comfortable chairs the library has. I had a fleeting thought that I should come and read more at the library when the guy turned his head and looked at me. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him and I walked into a pole.

Now, everyone was looking at me. I just gave a little laugh and pretended to keep looking for books, but I was really trying to get another look at this guy. I suppose that I could walk into the pole again, but maybe this time I should be a little more devious. I managed to position myself with a clear view of this guy. He once again turned his face towards me and yes, his face was about three inches wide! The side of his head was the normal size, but full frontal it was three inches. Wow!

He was a normal sized man in his late thirties or early forties, and really mostly normal except for having a very narrow head. It kind of looked like in the cartoons when someone is run over by a steam roller. You know how they peel themselves off of the pavement and their bodies puff out to normal size. Well, this guy hadn’t had his head puff out yet.
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It reminded me of one of those fish that look normal from the side is very thin when they turn towards you. Ahhh…I think that might be in the cartoons as well.

I am getting far too much of my information from cartoons I think. So, this guy with the narrow head is probably just a normal guy that had some weird DNA trick played on him. It did get me to thinking about the side shows when I was a kid. He isn’t anywhere near weird enough to have made the cut.
I actually paid money to see the Alligator man. He was just some poor soul that had a very bad case of psoriasis. There was always a Bearded lady, which isn’t really too weird when you come to think of it. Tattooed people were always a draw, but not so very odd today. There was the dog faced man who really doesn’t look that different than I do.
There was the world’s heaviest man and the world’s strongest man. Probably the World’s weakest man as well.

Once I saw advertising for the World’s Tallest Midget. He was on the bill with the World’s Smallest Giant, and for all I know they could have been the same person.

Well, I just thought that I would mention the guy with the narrow face because it was the most interesting thing I saw at the library today.

1 comment:

  1. in 1 of your past blablas you mentioned The Magicians .am currently reading said novel and liken it .tanks dude