I think I've had several time slips in my life but never paid much attention because they weren't scientifically provable (enough) for me to think
it was anything but not paying attention... but the other day I lost about 10 minutes of time on a short drive where I was paying attention the the
time, daughter acted weird, saw some things that were out of the ordinary... here's the story.
I had dropped my wife off for a 9 am appointment, and was bringing my daughter to 9 am dance class. I glanced at the clock as I was leaving the
appointment location and noticed it was 8:54; I distinctly noticed, "Cool, we still have 6 minutes" to get my daughter to dance class. The class is
only 2 miles away in one single straight road, has some stop lights and I made 4 green and 2 red that day.
I was driving and happened to notice an attractive woman in a white blazer in the lane next to me as I was approaching a stop light, about 200 yards
Here's where it gets strange....
I recall a strange feeling like gravity pulling my head back then a lapse for a small split second, didn't even think much of it... until the white
blazer zipped past me at what looked like 150-200 MPH it seemed imiginary .... I was still heading up to the stop light, and when I glanced over to
see the still next to me
white blazer (and be a typical man
) and check out the woman in the blazer... it wasn't her! It was a totally
different person - different race. I was slightly confused but didn't really "question reality", just thought it was odd that in that short time
with no turn-offs two white blazers switched positions on the road - the one that had been driving next to me at the same speed suddenly bolted off at
incredible speed and another similar car took her place.
I wouldn't have even had a second thought about the matter except that my daughter was exceptionally quiet (she is a talker!). We're very in tune
and feel each others' emotions extremely well, so much so that I recognized without looking that she had an exceptional quiet and stillness. I looked
back and asked if everything was alright and she just had this glazed look in her eyes. I asked again if she was alright and she just said (about
dance class) "Are you gonna pick me up?"... "Are you gonna leave me at dance class?"
This was really
bizarre! My daughter is a daddy's girl and we have an awesome relationship and trust... she knows I would NEVER
leave her there and not pick her up, EVER! It has never happened and I always arrive early to see the last few minutes of class.
So we arrive at dance class at what should have been exactly on time, but we weren't.... we were 9 minutes late! It was 9:09 and so took us 15
minutes to drive 2 miles, hitting only 2 red lights, and averaging around 50 MPH. I went back today to measure the route and time it, again we hit 2
red lights and it took 4 1/2 minutes. The route is 2.4 miles.
One final oddity... my sun glasses were off, and I'm pretty sure I had them on because we were driving right into the sun and I ALWAYS wear them in
the car. When I went to put them on, they were backwards in the holder. (They can't change by themselves, it's a small glasses holder that fits
right and I've never once found them backwards.
So that's about it... I asked my daughter if she remembers anything weird but she didn't. As a side note, she's three years old.
I can't think of anyway this could be anything else but some sort of slip. It happened while I was driving, slowing down to stop at a light, and
somehow I lost about 9 or 10 minutes of life with no explanation.