148 people? Really? As opposed to the 8 who saw the post on Steam Powered Giraffe from the day before? How do people find these "scandalous" posts?
Apparently police activity is a hot item, even in the neighborhood. My doorbell rang yesterday evening and it was my neighbors from across the street. They were concerned because they hadn't seen my husband's truck for a few days after seeing it for a week prior to that.
Let's just correct the observations here: they hadn't seen my husband's truck in the evening because he got home after dark and he left for work the next day in the dark; meaning they couldn't see it because it was dark. He was either visiting his mother or working overtime, so he really hasn't been home during daylight hours this whole week.
When I told them he was working overtime, they went, "Oh, we were worried because we saw the police here yesterday and we hadn't seen his truck for a few days, and he had been home for several days before that and [we jumped to conclusions about the stability and quality of your husband]... "
I think they thought maybe "Dad went bad." I guess it's not surprising they would jump to that conclusion given the shady goings on in the house next to them over the years. But we have never been people to give the impression that there was something strange going on here.
The other funny thing is from what I've seen from inside their house, their living quarters are in the back of the house. So the only thing I can deduce from their questioning is that they are spending way too much time looking out their front window monitoring the neighborhood; they're retired, they can do what they want.
And I have to admit, it is nice to know someone is looking out for us and they would be there to help if necessary. At least they knocked on our door to find out the scoop rather than gossiping with the other neighbors; not that anyone else noticed the police in front of our house.
It just made me laugh to think that anyone would think my husband could go bad. Sure, he doesn't always take out the garbage before it gets too full and he really shouldn't be working so much overtime because of his back, but my man is one of the most gentle, tolerant [considering he lives with three women], patient men you'll ever find.
Tune in next week for the continuing story of "When Dad's Go Bad;" coming to a theater near you.....