Recently, some friends who happened to be in the neighborhood stopped by on the off chance we might be home (which, happily, we were).
It made me realize how rare this is; generally, a ringing doorbell indicates either an Amazon delivery or that our trash can lids have blown open.
In my ever-faulty memory, it seems to me that neighbors used to stop by unannounced with some frequency, especially when we were kids. But this has gone the way of the dodo, thanks to crime, COVID, and other modern inconveniences.
I must confess I would never just show up — I might text to see if somewhere were home or if it was a convenient time to receive visitors — but I kinda think that’s a shame.
Not so sure, I don’t like surprises
At least I now know I need to keep the house clean at all times!
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I am not one for surprises, but last time this happened to me it turned out well, and reminded me we all need a bit of human connection. You can read the story here https://reallifeofanmsw.com/2018/03/12/white-bean-tomatillo-soup/