Have you ever been flabberghasted?
I was stood at the boot of my car having tidied it. When a guy came up to me and asked if I had any tow-rope. He was what my Irish girl friend would have called a tinker, we would have called a gypsy but now call travellers. He said that he needed it to give his van a jump-start from another car. I said "no problem" and handed him the rope. He proceeded to whip out a long knife, sliced about 8 metres off the rope and handed it back to me. I just stood there thinking - did that just happen? There was no point in remonstrating with him and 2 other tinkers, tthe deed was already done. And he had a very long knife. Has anyone else had experiences that just take the breath away?