I'm late to this party but I've got one.
I'm on a late afternoon delivery during my sophomore year of college (2years ago). I get to this ladys house in a nice neighborhood. Everything is going well so far that day, good people and nice tips, only complaint is the heat.
I arrive at her house and ring the bell. She answers, seems like a normal lady. She says a phrase that makes most drivers a bit on edge, "Go ahead and come on in". Normally I just opt to wait outside but I quietly judged that in a pinch I could probably take this lady, and so I enter.
House is nice, clean and huge. I'm waiting for her to come downstairs with the money and I notice that she has the same textbook (animal biology) that I do and I mention it.
"Hey I am in that same class, that's cool. What's your major?"
She says, "I'm working on a pre-vet degree for wildlife work".
"That's awesome" I say. Then she hands me the money. She then goes wide-eyed and says the phrase that begins the awkward.
"You want to see something cool?"
Red flags. But again, I could take her if a struggle ensued so I say," like what?"
"Come downstairs and I'll show you!"
Extreme red flags. I'm thinking this could be a rape scenario or a death scenario or a train set scenario or something. So I did the dumb thing and said "sure".
So down we go into her basement. I'm hesitant and she still won't tell me what to expect. That's when I hear it. Like a slow chainsaw idling. I get to the door at the bottom of the stairs and I look in the room. The source of the noise is on the couch. An adult lynx. Holy shit this thing was HUGE. It had paws the size of dinner plates.
"Isn't she beautiful?" The lady asked. I squeaked some sort of reply as I was somewhat frozen in fear of this huge cat. Then she called it over. "Come here Janey". Janey? What a weird name I thought, at least for a lynx. Then the beast came over and the lady scratched the ear and the lynx purred. Like a damn Harley revving up.
Luckily I wasn't eaten. I even was coaxed into touching the lynx. It was wildish, according to the lady. I noped out after a few more minutes.