However, over the weekend, this email came out:
We're planning on hosting a neighborhood 4th of July party in the culdysack [sic, also sick]. Please let us know if your family will attend.Nice, a little neighborhood togetherness. Considering our subdivision completely ignores each other unless we're fighting The Man (or whispering about Angry Neighbor), this is probably a good idea. Because I totally couldn't pick any of my neighbors out of a line-up. I don't know these people. Sad, maybe. Or a testament to the times. Whatever, it's the truth.
But here's the awesome part. The responses:
- We will be out of the country from the 1st to the 10th and unable to attend
- We'll be at the beach that weekend
- I'll be around because I'm dogsitting for the Andersons next door while they're out of town
- I live alone and will be on assignment for work in Boston for the entire month of July. Maybe next time
So if you're a crafty crook, you just pose as a neighbor, get on the list, and invite everyone over. Then you wait for all of the people to respond with exactly when they'll be out of town and you can rip them off.
P.S. Not that I'm paranoid or anything.
P.P.S. Our alarm system is on.