So I have a next-door neighbor who is on the creepy side. We sit on a corner, so our yards basically back up to one another. They have a couple of "no trespassing" and "private property" signs in front of their house. Also, when I had to go by there once to ask a question, I noticed that they had the shades all completely drawn, a "trespassers will be shot" sign, and a couple similarly odd signs. We live in a quiet middle-class neghborhood, and it's a little weird that they're so paranoid. Despite all of this, they keep to themselves, and I'd never met any of the people who live there (no one was home the day I went by). A couple of days ago, the lady of the house came by my place to ask about some piece of tchotchke that had gone missing from her yard. It was some sort of decoration, and she wanted to ask if I'd seen anybody around her property. I told her I hadn't, and we chatted for a bit. Now I wish we hadn't talked. I discovered that "a little on the creepy side" doesn't begin to describe this woman. She told me she's had problems with vandals in the past who messed with her landscaping and decorations. She eventually got fed up and went through the neighboorhood like "Sherman through Atlanta" looking for people. This somehow put an end to the landscape vandals. Then, as she walked away, she dropped this one on me: "I have cameras on all four corners of my house so I can see what's going on. One of them is on your back door, so I'll let you know if I see anybody messing with your house, too." What. The. Fuck.