Did I Just See What I Think I Saw?

I was driving home from work this past Sunday like any other workday. I came to a stop at a red light and noticed a truck in the road across from me also stopped. At first nothing registered as out of the ordinary but as I looked more closely I noticed something off about it.

There was an odd symbol with alternating red and white inverted triangles on the driver side door and the hood. It looked a bit like the symbol for radiation but different somehow. I knew that symbol, I had seen it before, my mind reeled trying to recall where. Then I noticed the words ‘Umbrella Corporation’ underneath the symbol. Suddenly I had it, Resident Evil, of course. I continued to stare and began to notice more strangeness about the truck, it was newish but painted all black, attached to the back was a small trailer filled with wood. The more I looked the more it really looked like a military style vehicle, but the kind used mainly for civilian type activities. It really looked like something straight out of a video game.

All of this was shocking enough but then I noticed the driver, it was a skull head in a uniform. When I say skull head I mean the dude driving the damn thing had a white skull for a head. I am not talking about some dude wearing a cheap plastic Halloween mask or some shit, this mother fucker truly looked like he had a skull for a head. I am talking hollywood quality shit. He was wearing a black uniform. It was crisp and sharp. I could see some red and white markings on the shoulders on what looked to be pins or ribbons of some sort. He wore black gloves and stared straight ahead, both hands on the wheel. He was fucking just sitting there like he was any other Joe six pack on the road, out hauling a load of wood on a Sunday afternoon. I was sort of in shock, my mind could not compute what it was seeing, it was a bit frightening to be honest. The strangest thing was nobody else seemed to notice. That had me really freaked out and for a moment, more than a moment, I thought I might be hallucinating.

Then suddenly, before I could react, the light turned and he drove away. My light turned seconds later and almost as if on auto pilot I drove in the other direction. All of this happened in what had to be under 30s. I was three blocks away before the whole thing truly fully registered in my brain. I was actually breathing hard, a bit short of breath. It was the weirdest thing I had ever seen and also one of the most disturbing for some reason. What really freaked me out was the last thing I saw as he turned and the back of his truck became visible. In clear black letters on the rear window the words…..

“Our business is life itself”

P H A T phat, sick.

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Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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