maddmaxx Posted February 5, 2020 Share #1 Posted February 5, 2020 Long story. I had new neighbors move into the house next door back in the summer. A guy, his live in girl friend and his adult son. I'm guessing about 50ish. I still don't know their names (Bob and Allie). Husband is a machinist at Electric Boat, complete with the obligatory missing finger part. Son is a gearhead who doesn't seem to know much about cars. Allie is.........well, not all there. It's their first house and they are discovering that they don't like it all that much (lots more work than I expected). He works long hours and lots of overtime. Son killed his car and moved out to live with girlfriend. Suddenly about a month ago we noticed that there wasn't much activity around the house such as snow shovelling or yard cleanup. That's the background story. Then came the knock. "Hi, can you take me to the store? I'm out of food and the car's in the shop after it got hit in a hit and run and I don't drive. I've been calling everyone and no one will answer their phone." Being an easy mark I took her to the grocery store. Then came the story. "Bob's in the hospital. He had two seizures at work" "He is expected back sometime in Feb." 2 days later she convinced womaxx to take her to the store. Womaxx attempted to educate her on the grocery delivery service the local supermarket runs. They stopped at the bank so she could check and see if her money had been deposited. Next day I observed that she got a ride somewhere from the 91 year old widow who lives across the street. Then womaxx took her one more time. Today she knocked. "Do you know where I can get some oil. The house has run out of oil. I called the police today and they helped but the oil can't be delivered before Friday. (cold and ice storm tonight/tomorrow). I don't use oil and have no information that would help. Because I don't want her to die next door.......while at the same time not wanting to bring her in here I called the local police, first to see if they had indeed spoken to her earlier and also to see if there were any emergency services that might look in on her. They were going to check as I got the night shift and the day shift had left. What do you think you would do? I don't think she has the capacity to look after herself but I'm not getting involved. I have trouble believing that Bob is in the hospital for more than a month but I have no information, nor do I want to get involved. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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