May 10th, 2004

Very Odd

The strangest thing has been happening.

My neighbors moved out a week and a half ago. It’s been kind of weird without them around – I got used to the noise of the three kids playing with their friends in the yard.

But about a week ago, the daily newspaper started getting delivered to their mailbox. Every morning, there it is.

Okay, so maybe they lucked into some sort of lottery the newspaper has where they choose an address at random to receive the daily news. I doubt it, but it’s a possibility.

Here’s the even weirder part: someone is picking them up. There isn’t a pile of newspapers, it’s just the one, every day. And I checked – it’s the most recent one.

I’ve been tempted to take it myself. I know for a fact that no one lives there. But this paper… Yesterday, in fact, I picked it up, intending to take it. I didn’t, though. It isn’t my paper, even though I’m not sure whose it is.

Today the Sunday edition got delivered. It’s still there now. I was again tempted to take it, and again did not. This time I was actually only tempted to take a part of it – the Best Buy ad – but I didn’t do it.

I’m very perplexed by this. I’m wondering how I could find out what’s going on.

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