We had a knock at the door at about 2:30 this morning …
I had fallen asleep on the couch at about 11 pm, and Chris had gone to bed sometime after that. At about 2 a.m. I woke up – too hot because we didn’t have the air conditioning on and Chris had shut all the windows.
As it turned out Chris was awake too and he came downstairs to get some water and watch TV for a few minutes before trying to sleep again.
That’s when we heard a faint knock on the door. Or at least we thought it was a knock, but I also wondered if It was our new neighbors making noise in the house next door even though they haven’t moved in yet.
Chris got up and looked out the peephole and saw a skinny little man standing outside the door. He was saying something, but no matter how many times Chris said “what?” or asked him to repeat what he’d said we still couldn’t tell what he was saying.
Finally Chris decided to open the door. Apparently this guy is the brother of one of our neighbors. His sister was apparently on Vacation and he’d been downtown delivering wine to a bar in the Docks area when his van ran out of gas. He didn’t have any money and needed some to fill the tank.
Somehow he was on a bike. Where he got it I don’t know.
Chris pulled out his wallet and gave him 20 bucks. We had more money in my wallet but he didn’t have to know that.
I still wasn’t sure if his story rang true as I’d never seen him before nor heard our neighbor taking about a brother or anything.
He left saying he’d return in the morning with some wine for us (and hopefully the 20 dollars we’d lent him, although he didn’t promise that).
As of this moment – almost 5 pm, he still hasn’t returned and I have seen our neighbor that’s supposedly his sister … so I don’t think she was on vacation.
It was just so weird. Especially since I just wrote about how we don’t let strangers into our house. Well I guess we didn’t let the guy in, but we gave him money …
I’ll send Chris over to the neighbors later this evening when he gets home from work to check out the story.