I was getting ready for work today and just gotten out of the shower to a knock on my door, accompanied by a doorbell ring. I thought to myself "Ah, another Amazon Prime shipment." There was another knock and doorbell ring, which debunked that theory. I got kind of annoyed. Who would be at my door at 10AM? I threw on a shirt and boxers and went to the door. I opened it and just looked outside for about 2 minutes.
A policeman came around the corner. My mind was fluctuating between "What is going on?" and "HOLY SHIIIIIIT!"
Policeman - Are you ok?
Asif - Yes (With a confused look on my face)
Policeman - Your neighbors called us. They said you hadn't picked up your mail. They were worried that something happened to you.
Asif - Hadn't picked up my mail? How would they know that?
Asif - And I picked up my mail yesterday.
Asif - Do you happen to know who called?
Policeman - No, we just got the call.
Asif - By the way, sorry for taking so long to answer the door. I was getting out of the shower, I'm headed to work.
Policeman - No, problem. Have a good day.
Asif - Thanks. You too.
I was thinking about this more as I was driving to work and got freaked out. What if that wasn't a real cop? What if they were just trying to find out when people are home so they could rob them. He did mention the mail and the only person who would know I wasn't picking up would be the post man. Our mailboxes are in grids with locks there's no way anyone would know about a mailbox overflowing with mail. If someone was really that concerned that they would call the cops, they could just walk past my house at night and check to see if the lights are on. Or see the TV through the front window.
I got so paranoid that I called to police station to verify that an officer was dispatched to my house. The house visit was legit. I was relieved that I didn't have to freak out anymore.
But seriously. Weird way to start your day.
Posted by: Asif on 12.17.2014 - Ann Arbor, MI
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