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More on my paranoia

I called the wife yesterday and tell her that we left the front door open all night. I happened to walk by and saw it was unlocked. She asks when we would have opened it last night. And I said I thought her and Junior came in that way yesterday. They had not. We figure it had been open since Tuesday morning when the Mrs. talked to our lawn maintenance guys.

But remember, I’m paranoid.

8 Responses to “More on my paranoia”

  1. Ride Fast Says:

    I’ve often thoiught leaving the front door open might be more secure. I would assume someone is not only home but unconcerned about it.

    Then again, when I recenltly left the garage door open (for hours while away) I was pretty freaked out about it when I got home.

  2. PaulB Says:

    Hell, my wife locks the bed room door at night. Supposedly to keep the kids out, but who knows.

  3. KCSteve Says:

    Got a call the other morning from the neighbor across the street – we’d once again left the garage door open all night.

    Must be a side effect of the paranoia.

  4. Timmeeee Says:

    That reminds me of a story I heard Yaphet Kotto tell on a TV interview.

    He had just bought a house in a suburb of Toronto, this is while he was doing “Homicide: Life on the Street”. So he was commuting by plane and dog tired. One trip to Toronto, he was so tired that he pulled into his driveway, got out of his car, went into his house and collapsed on his bed. When he woke up the next morning, he walks downstairs and sees that he left his front door wide open all night, then he goes outside and sees his car door is also wide open, finally he goes over to his car and sees that he left his wallet on the front seat!

    Then Yaphet notices his neighbour, on his front lawn and smiles sheepishly at him, realizing how careless he had been. The neighbour just smiles back, knowing what Yaphet must have been thinking and says, “Don’t worry you’re in Canada now.”

    Yaphet told the interviewer, “If I had been in the US, I’d have been killed for sure”.

  5. Regolith Says:

    When I was in highschool, I came home several times to find my downstairs basement door open. It lead out into the garage, whose door was rarely if ever locked. Since the town and neigborhood have always been relatively safe, I thought nothing of it. I figured since that door had been installed poorly and had never been fixed, that a gust of wind had simply opened it.

    Then my father’s prescription pain medications went missing (he had just came home from back surgery, after a staph infection had nearly paralyzed him after it ate away at his backbone).

    At first he thought he’d simply misplaced it. Nothing else turned up missing, so theft wasn’t even considered. This happened several more times until we started putting two and two together and called the police.

    Turns out some junky had been lurking at the pharmacy, waiting for people to get his drug of choice, and then following them home. Then, he’d wait for them to leave and go to work, and break in and steal the prescriptions. He didn’t touch anything else, as far as we know. He passed up guns, antiques, all sorts of valuables. Just took the drugs. They finally caught the guy, and he plead guilty to something like 9 or 10 different thefts at different residences (though not to ours).

    After that, we cracked down on security. All doors always got locked, door jamming bars were used on doors that wouldn’t lock, etc. ‘Twas pretty crazy.

  6. nk Says:

    I grew up on a farm. We never locked our doors but one. My mother would lock the door to the parlor to keep me and my brothers out. It had a natural wood floor that my mother would refinish with ochre, on her hands and knees. Different time, different place, different world actually.

  7. high Says:

    What? You’ve got “…lawn maintenance guys”???

    Must be nice to have wheelbarrows full of cash from the gun lobby of death.


  8. DoubleTapper Says:

    You lock your doors?

    Here in Israel, we only lock the doors to keep the little kids from going on unauthorized walks.

    Of course if you come in without knocking, you know what’s waiting for you on the inside.

    DoubleTapper, blogging on Guns Politics Defense from Israel