July 18, 2007

Make my day mister, go ahead and walk down my street!

I'm such a weirdo.

I went out to get our mail today. The mailbox is right in front of our house on the sidewalk. And two men just appeared behind me, walking down the street. I did not see them when I approached the mailbox, which is double weird for me. I'm usually more aware of my surroundings and see people. It startled me. So I stared at them til they got to the corner and turned it. HA! Just STARED.... If I had had a baseball bat in my garage I would probably have been holding it and tapping it on my other hand while staring. They kept stopping and one of them kept looking back to see if I was still watching them. One was carrying a small carry on type bag (or maybe a bowling bag) and the other one was messing with what looked like a wireless microphone like Charles wears on Sundays. He kept fiddling with the wire that went into a box on his belt.

I'm a little paranoid. But I like feeling like I am the intimidating one way better than I like feeling anxiety because I feel intimidated. I did have a thought later that maybe they were prayer walking because they kept stopping and looking at houses. I can just SEE the headlines, "Pastor's wife beats prayer walkers with a bat."

Just now my doorbell rang and it was a guy in bermuda shorts, a Hawaiin shirt, straw hat, and full head of thick hair and full beard, holding a clipboard. I talked to him through the security door and he said he was out selling doors and window replacements. No arguement or further 'selling' points when I said we weren't interested. He just said thank you and left. Now what is a guy who is in the business of going door to door in the high afternoon Phoenix heat doing sporting a full beard and such casual clothing? Makes me suspicious and I hate that!

I should have gone out and stared him down the street!!! (I'm going to invest in a baseball bat)

I think I may need a sedative or something....

3 comments:

e-Mom said...

I'm laughing with you, but I know it's not really very funny. Invest in a baseball bat, and be done with it. I never answer the door if I'm home alone--and I keep the doors locked. If it's really important, they'll call first. Hugs!

joannmski said...

Crickl, you're not going to let people even wear facial hair around you?

:-)

XXOO

ashforkpainter said...

Oh Christie!
My heart goes out to you! I just read your blog about the burglary all the suspicious characters...Please be careful & don't be afraid to call the police about some of those people. Let them know the police are watching! Maybe then they'll stay away from your neighborhood.
Love,
Sally D in AF