I thought I'd submit one for the "workplace ghostie" thing we have going on. I honestly don't know if it's paranormal or not, but one thing's sure: it ain't normal!
At the time this event took place, I was the bakery/deli manager with a "major" grocery chain here in Las Vegas. Shortly after coming back to work from sick leave, I was transferred to a different store. A couple of my subordinates were able, over the next few weeks, to transfer with me. I had already told all of them some of my earlier experiences, and yeah, they thought I was crazy!
Well, one day we were extremely busy, and I love to be busy, as the day goes by so much faster. So, to attempt to keep everyone from stressing out, I try to be as lighthearted and jovial as possible. I was standing by a rack that had all of our stainless steel bowls and a few other things on it, when all of a sudden, they crashed to the floor. I said, "Wow! Maybe my ghosties followed me to work!" One of the girls just looked at me and said, "Oh, hell no!" We had a good laugh.
Soon after, I got a phone call from the person who was supposed to close the department that night. They were sick, and could not come in. Well, needless to say, everyone else who could have worked that night was already there, so I had to close.
I really suck at closing, even though I'm trained to know how. It's a dirty job, and I'm not alone in hating to do it. But, I think I did a pretty good job. And since I would be the first one in at 4:00 am, I could finish up the small stuff.
Our departments in this chain are set up with the walk-in cooler at one end, and the walk-in freezer at the other. After making sure that the doors were closed, I pushed our utility carts in front of the freezer door, turned off the lights and headed home.
I got to work at 4 the next morning. It was ad day and my list for price changes was on my desk, which was between the end of the work table and the freezer door. I moved the carts out of the way, got my paper work, and went to the cooler to pull out the dough that was to be baked off for the day. I went back to the end of the work table, and as I was prioritizing the changes to be made, I heard a click, like the freezer door. I quickly looked over, and the door swung open. These are huge, heavy doors that are not going to be moved by any thing except by pushing or pulling. I went to the door and peeked in, thinking that maybe one of the guys were trying to spook me but there was no one in there. I opened and closed the door a few times because the sound that the door made when it unlatched didn't sound the same as it does from the outside, so I went into the freezer and closed myself in. I pushed the emergency latch on the inside of the door. That was the sound I heard!
I couldn't help but think that my ghostie friend got stuck in the freezer the night before, and couldn't find its way out! I started laughing and said out loud, "Silly! You're a ghost! Why didn't you just walk THROUGH the door?"