Something Mysterious Happens Every Week At 82nd and Quaker Avenue In Lubbock
I've been working here at the radio station for roughly two years. I wake up early and get here long before the sun comes up. I've noticed over the course of my time here that something strange happens at least once a week, right in front of our building.
It's a box. A brown cardboard box. Someone discards a small brown cardboard box in the exact same place every single week. The box is always the same size and it's always in the same place, right in the center median on the street in front of the building.
I've become used to the box showing up each week and I'm incredibly curious to know who puts it there. It must be the same person. They toss it in the exact same spot and it always looks exactly like the box from the week before.
I noticed it this morning, October 4th, 2022, and thought about pulling over and looking for some kind of address. I decided instead to drive around it, like I do every single week, and go to work.
Who throws the exact same size box, into the exact same place, once a week, on 82nd Street? I feel like it must happen overnight. By the time the sun comes up, the box has been driven over by hundreds of motorists and is either completely gone or squished over in a gutter somewhere. When I come across it, it's in perfect shape, just sitting in there in the middle of the road.
Have you noticed the box?