I’m playing Fallout in my living room Sunday afternoon, and someone knocks on the door. I open the door, and there’s a young woman standing there.
“Hi,” I say.
“Hi,” she says.
Silence for a few seconds.
“…Can I help you?”
“I was hoping to come in.”
At this point, I’m confused. I’m not very good socially, but I can tell when something’s weird. This strikes me as weird.
“I’m sorry, I’m confused. Do I know you?”
“…so…is it possible you have the wrong apartment?”
“Who are you looking for?”
“Yeah, that’s wrong.”
And then I close the door.
Now, my wife thinks she was scoping out the place to come back and rob it. But if that’s true, she’s the worst criminal in history. My current working theories are:
Neighbor trying to introduce herself.
Old acquaintance who’s been harboring a secret love for me all these years, and finally managed to track me down, and gathered up the courage to confess her feelings, but I didn’t recognize her.
Someone who had the wrong apartment.
3 seems most likely, but it’s possible she misheard me and was saying her own name instead of the name of whoever she was looking for. In which case, maybe it was 1? But she never introduced herself, so I guess not? 2 is…not very likely.
No one I work with has ever experienced anything like this. Any thoughts from the hivemind?
I had a beautiful girl come to my door trying to sell me magazine subscriptions to help pay her way through college or whatever. After telling her no, she went on to try and get me to sell her pot, she said I had “That look” about me that I smoked pot. Awkward…
My first guess, but it could also be #4: mental illness. I’ve had mentally ill friends wander into places where they didn’t belong, with the results ranging from hilarity to similarly confusing social interactions to outright freakouts that involved half a dozen cruisers and felony arrests. She could have been looking for the person that could make sense out of all the color coded messages people keep sending her.