The other day I was sat in a local shopping mall waiting to pick up something when an older man walked up to me, placed a piece of paper next to me and quietly walked away. He was around sixty, of medium build with grey hair tied back. He looked clean and respectable from the back, which is all I saw.
Picking up the small piece of paper to examine it, I realised it was in a language I couldn't read...possibly Greek. I stuffed it in my pocket, thinking I'd show hubby when I got home and continued with my day, not giving it a second thought.
Upon showing my hubby it later, I decided to try a friend of mine who might be able to translate it. They told me it wasn't Greek but Russian and they asked a colleague to translate it for me. I expected a crazy ramble or an advert for a restaurant or some such thing, what I didn't expect was this translation...
(A huge thanks goes out to my friend who managed to get it translated.)
It's an address...yup, an address...in RUSSIA! Apparently, it's the street address of the 'Volna Sewing factory in Petrokrepost, Leningrad province, Russia'.
Freaky and definitely not what you expect to be given in a busy mall, on a Monday, in Canada.
Looking around on the internet, a few others have found these on buses or have been handed them by the grey haired man. So what is it? What does it mean? Does it mean anything? Is it simply a disturbed or senile mind thinking it's making sense or is there more to it?
I have no clue and I think it will probably remain a mystery.
What do you think? :)