Topic: A totally weird reality glitch
I'm new here and one of the things that made me join this forum was that I could share an experience I had last saturday.
It happened about 5:42 p.m.
Me and my husband were on our way downstairs from the 14th floor of our apartment building to go to the local grocery store just around the corner. To go there we had to go to floor K1, which is situated below the 1st floor (on floor K1 there's the walking deck where the store is located and below floor K1 there are two more floors, K2 with storage rooms and K3 which is the ground level). When the elevator arrived, there was already a short, dark-haired guy inside on his way to the 6th floor (I assume he was coming from the top floor above the 14th where the saunas and laundry drying rooms are). When we reached the 13th floor, another older grayhaired man came in and turned the key to go to floor K2, where the storage rooms are. He had a cardboard box with him which had contained an LCD tv set.
Suddenly on the 10th floor the elevator suddenly stopped and when the door opened, a strange woman entered. It is hard to say how old she was, somewhere around 30 and 45. She was a bit overweight and had on red pants and a blue windbreaker. She had dark long hair tied to a ponytail and when she looked at us she seemed to be acting a bit weird like she didn't know how to act 'normally'. I remember her eyes were a bit spooky and lizard-like. She didn't say anything but pressed the button and when the doors closed, suddenly we realized that the elevator was going back up!
The older man asked the woman surprisedly if she was indeed going upstairs and then we noticed that when she had entered or pushed the button (not sure on which occasion), all of the previous selections had disappeared from the control panel! It was like none of us had chosen where we were going! The elevator stopped on floor 12 and the woman got out and started to walk towards the mail boxes in the hallway when the doors closed. The rest of us then pushed the buttons again and the elevator started to go downstairs again. The short guy got out on the 6th floor and we got out at K1 and went to the store.
When we had just arrived there and I had picked up a box of grapes and we were choosing what beverage to buy, I for some reason looked towards the cash registers only a few meters away and to my astonishment recognized a woman in the checkout line. It was her! The woman from the elevator with red pants and everything! She already had a basket full of stuff on her arm although just moments ago she was heading towards the mailboxes on floor 12! I nudged my husband and he recognized her too. We decided it was best if we acted like nothing out of the ordinary happened.
How did she manage to get down from the 12th floor, go to the store and fill up her shopping basket and be waiting in the checkout line before we got there?! Although we had stopped once, it couldn't have taken us so long that she could have gotten down with another elevator. In any case, why was she going from floor 10 to floor 12? Why did the whole elevator switchboard turn off our selections when she came in? Was she even human or did she have an identical twin dressing exactly like her, wearing her hair exactly like her etc.? I guess we'll never know but something totally weird happened which we can't explain.