Regardless of the bizarre circumstances, when I left I took some important albeit rarely used life lessons with me that will perhaps serve me at some later date.
1. If I am holding a vat of boiling soup and someone runs in waving a giant battleaxe in my direction - I tend to react badly.
2. If someone tells you their wife turned into a werewolf, it is best not ask for an explanation because you will be standing there longer than you care to.
3. Never, I mean never serve a whole chicken to anyone who identifies themselves as a "barbarian."
Full entry here.