Wednesday, September 29, 2010

First Scare of the Season

It's not even Halloween yet and I'm already spooked! I just had the bejeesus scared out of my by this guy who came to where I work. We keep our front door locked at work because we are in an industrial area that has experienced theft and the occasional wandering crazy person.

I was trying to enjoy my lunch in my office and the doorbell rang. I didn't hear anyone else coming so I went to the front door, opened it and asked the guy if I could help him. He pulled open the door all the way saying, "Let me come on in here" kind of under his breath, so not in a really threatening way, but he hacked me off nonetheless.

He was carrying phone books in a plastic bag and a booklet of stapled papers. His communication style and his appearance reminded me of the backwoods characters in the movie Deliverance. He asked if our company was So and So Business, and I told him that was not the name of our company. He tried to tell me that it must be since that was the name of the company on his list. Fortunately one of my coworkers came walking up and stood in close proximity and the weird fellow got the hint and exited our lobby. He got in the backseat of the car with his other Deliverance peeps and drove away.

My first thought as he left was OMG he could've been here to scam someone or hurt someone and he would've gotten right past me. That really chapped my butt. My heart raced for about ten minutes. I am going to start answering the door (which shouldn't be my job but my office is the closest one to it) with a freakin' pointy letter opener. Or something.