One day, I was waiting to get on the subway. I was eating the apple I always have for breakfast, and I decided to sit next to a homeless man on the bench. We saw a rather... rotund man walk by us, to which the hobo muttered, "Pig."
I didn't give it a second thought, except how rude the comment was. Another man walked past, this time tall and in a business suit. As he walked past, the hobo said "Human." and I thought nothing of this remark, other than how obviously he was, in fact, human. I soon after boarded the train for work.
The next day, the hobo was still there. Today, as I watched from a distance, he was at it again. Several people walked past him: a skinny woman, a muscular man, and an old lady, to which he respectively muttered "Soup", "Pork", and "Cookie". Odd, I thought, considering none of them was a cookie. Throughout my day, I couldn't stop thinking about this weird hobo in the subway.
Over the next few days, I kept observing him. He continued this odd behavior. "Bread", "Carrot", "Milk", "Rabbit", and other utterances as people walked past. So the next day, I walked by the homeless man again and he muttered, "Apple."
I finally recognized what this hobo was doing... and after thinking on it for a little bit, remembered something and was stricken with horror.
What was this hobo's ability? What had me so disturbed?