about 15 years ago I worked with this dude who had quite a few rather questionable hobbies . he never came right out and boasted of his knowledge or anything ; actually he never said much at all . kept to himself unless spoken to first , and hardly ever carried on an actual conversation .
well , over the course of about a year and a half , I noticed that his topics of interest were metalurgy , explosives/ballistics , electronics and surveilance techniques .
he would go on about shit that was WAY over anybody’s level of needing to know about this stuff . like knowing shit about ballistics that hunter’s may need to know…but he didnt hunt . and who studies metalurgy for christ’s sake ?
so , I pretty much forgot about him , as he left the company . last month I’m at a local park to take some pics with the daughter before she went back to uni . we see a guy sitting in the gazebo that we were planning on taking the pics in , so we waited a few minutes , and then just walked into the gazebo . and the dude sitting there is the dude I worked with …he’s all alone , sitting on a fold-out hunting stool , looking like he’s playing some kind of hand-held game ; but it turns out he’s actually texting…the whole time while facing the Edgewater Generating Station / Water Treatment plant . he would look up for a few seconds (at the Powerplant) , then go back to texting , then look back up and then text some more . this went on for about 15 minutes , when he packed up his stool and walked away .
kinda creeped me out