I don’t know how many of you have enrolled in your local Next Door Neighbor site, but on the advice of my youngest I did. Given my ‘hood, I’ve over 1,300 neighbors. In my greater area, I’ve more than 20,000.
This is a most curious web site: people post items for sale, recommendations for restaurants, landscapers, handy men, and even contractors. Need your pool cleaned? Call—. A car tuneup? Hairdresser? A house or a car? Thankfully, political opinions are taken down immediately.
Neighbors also post instances of criminal activity, which brings me to the reason for this blog. Thanks to video cameras on October 31st, there were a vast number of robberies in my ‘hood. Video indicate the perp was the same 25-30 year-old dude. He targeted lighted, decorated front doors, as many folk just left bowls filled with treats outside for the goblins. But the Halloween Grinch stole the entire bowl full! And to add insult to injury, had the audacity to sell both the candy and the holiday containers the next day–about 2 miles from his crime zone.
Frankly, I’m confounded. What kind of jerk would do this? The same kind of guy who injects Swedish Fish with THC, needles, or slivers of wood? The same kind of guy who subscribes to the mantra: If I can steal it, it’s mine?
I far too old to understand why folk behave in this manner. WTF?