Ok...I have a contest.
I was just watching the preview to Cloverfield online and I saw this scene:
It reminded me of one of the stranger moments I've experienced here in New Orleans.
About 2 months after the storm I was walking through the Marigny (aka Bermuda) Triangle with my bud after a late night stint at the R Bar. Ironically, we were talking about how frikkin' weird it was to be living in the city...Martial Law, sporadic electricity, etc. We paused for a second as I heard something strange...something I hadn't heard in a while. It was the sound of mule hoofs hitting the pavement. I looked up and sure enough a mule rounded the corner of Kerelec and Pauger. The lights were on the carriage but there was no one in the driver's seat. We both watched silently as the mule passed by us at a brisk pace...she apparently had somewhere to be.
We sat there looking at each other for few seconds...it was a very eerie scene. A few seconds later this guy comes huffing and puffing around the corner with a pistol in his hand screaming misogynistic obscenities at it....that's how I knew it was a female mule. For a second I was worried that he might shoot the mule if he caught it, but he was so overweight and out of breath I figured the mule had a fighting chance.
So as for the contest....What is the strangest moment you've ever had in New Orleans? Please respond in the comment section of this post. If I get enough responses....I may start a book.