Stranger Danger! "Not interested, what do you not understand"?

United States
February 16, 2017 3:30pm CST
I am currently on myLot while my boyfriend & dad works on the fence out in front. Randomly a man comes up and greets to propose a question about "windows". Clearly we have remodeled our windows already yet he questions if we are interested? My dad said no thank you - we are busy. Then the man said thank you & continues to ask if we were the homeowners. Why does it matter if we are the homeowners or not? We are NOT interested! I also have a hunch that the man wanted to go up closer to see if they were paying attention because my boyfriend had his wallet , phone and keys on the bench near them. I blurted out in Vietnamese and he looked startled that there were more people in the house or something!
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@Hatley (149315)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Feb
sounds like a would be thief to me
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• United States
16 Feb
Yes I agree!
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@marlina (55476)
• Canada
16 Feb
@Hatley I agree with you Patsie, sounds fishy.
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• United States
17 Feb
@marlina Yeah but we were secured in a gated area so he wouldn't get in anyway. Perhaps he thought he could open the gate while they were not paying attention - who knows.
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@DianneN (50075)
• United States
17 Feb
You can't be too careful! I would have had to blurt it out in English. Lol!
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• United States
17 Feb
Hahaha my dad spoke English. Then I just screamed in Vietnamese and it startled the guy! Had a said it in English he probably wouldn't be startled because he would understand.
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@DianneN (50075)
• United States
17 Feb
@infatuatedbby You are so lucky to speak another language! Good job, my friend!
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• United States
17 Feb
@DianneN I also learned 3 years of Spanish but I don't remember much!
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@sunrisefan (16483)
• Philippines
16 Feb
While working outside, your BF should have placed his valuables inside the house. You can never be trusting these days.
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• United States
16 Feb
But little did the man know we have security cameras and the gate was closed - so he could not get in
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@sunrisefan (16483)
• Philippines
16 Feb
@infatuatedbby Security cameras would be after the fact. What if he runs away with the phone and the wallet?
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• United States
16 Feb
@sunrisefan Secured in with bar gates & locked, it is impossible for the man to get in :)
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@Madshadi (2709)
• Brussels, Belgium
23 Feb
Glad that you were paying attention. Who knows what that suspicious man was up to
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• United States
23 Feb
Exactly, but regardless he wouldn't have gotten in but still.. strange! Just yesterday a guy run the doorbell at my boyfriends place and was waving when we looked at the peephole.
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@Madshadi (2709)
• Brussels, Belgium
23 Feb
@infatuatedbby a random guy or someone you know?
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• United States
23 Feb
@Madshadi it was a random guy
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• Pamplona, Spain
16 Feb
He could have been looking to steal by the look of it or the two things. Take care of belongings and its so easy to forget yourself for a while. We all do that too.
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• United States
17 Feb
Yes, he would not have been able to get in anyway since its gated
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• Pamplona, Spain
17 Feb
@infatuatedbby Even so take care and have a great Weekend ahead all of you.
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• United States
24 Feb
@lovinangelsinstead21 thanks you too :)
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@much2say (32012)
• United States
18 Feb
Hmmm, that was kinda suspicious, eh? You did a smart thing . . . can't mess with @infatuatedbby 's family .
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• United States
18 Feb
Yes! No one messes with us! Either way we were gated in.
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@much2say (32012)
• United States
18 Feb
@infatuatedbby Oh well that's good. I don't like it when they ask too many questions and keep on pressing when it's quite obvious you're not interested.
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• United States
18 Feb
@much2say Yep metal bars! :) I don't like strangers asking more questions when it isn't necessary.
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@Mike197602 (13173)
• Worcester, England
16 Feb
Instinct is a good thing to listen to in my opinion. We've had a lot of instinct bred out of us with politeness and pc and all that. It's still worth listening to the lizard brain Look at number 3 Instinct is there for a reason.
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• United States
17 Feb
Yes it is impotent to listen to our instincts :)
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@Mike197602 (13173)
• Worcester, England
17 Feb
@infatuatedbby impotent!!...what's on your mind then??? someone having trouble with his equipment
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• United States
19 Feb
@Mike197602 Important***
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@princemaxp (2114)
• Bhubaneshwar, India
16 Feb
You saved them...
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• United States
16 Feb
They were capable but the man's facial express was like oh oh! It was a funny to see.
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• Bhubaneshwar, India
17 Feb
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@andriaperry (22500)
• Anniston, Alabama
17 Feb
Yes there are thieves everywhere.
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• United States
17 Feb
Yes! It is good we watch out for each other.
@SAM774 (1777)
17 Feb
weird man i must say.... stay safe!!!!
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• United States
17 Feb
Yes definitely! Thanks we are.
@stbrians (10933)
• Kakamega, Kenya
17 Feb
What was he really interested in? Are you Vietnamese?
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• United States
17 Feb
Not idea. Yes, how do you know?
@shaggin (23560)
• United States
16 Feb
You are right to be leery. If they are a legitimate company they can only do work for the home owners so they wouldn't waste time talking to you if you weren't the home owner that is likely why they asked.
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• United States
17 Feb
Yes, why would they care if we were the homeowners or not. It has nothing to do with windows as the window are still new and updated so that was a red flag.
@rina110383 (21943)
16 Feb
It always pays to be aware and alert at all times. Good job!
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• United States
17 Feb
Yes it does! I was taught to be alert, even from walking alone or driving home. If a car follows for a long time, trust your instinct, and, go a different route.
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@katsmeow1213 (28695)
• United States
16 Feb
I'm glad that he left without a situation arising!
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• United States
17 Feb
Yes, he sure did. Regardless it was gated he wouldn't have gotten in.
@PatZAnthony (11501)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Feb
That does sound a bit suspicious, doesn't it? Seems we have to be careful always.
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• United States
17 Feb
Yeah it is important to be cautious of our surroundings.
• Jacksonville, Florida
16 Feb
Now a days you have to be so careful, sadly.
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• United States
17 Feb
Yes you are right! Even so, he would have not have gotten in. We have gates and they're all locked.
@TRBRocks420 (54898)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Feb
Always good to be aware my friend.
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• United States
16 Feb
Yes it is!
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@Kandae11 (19875)
16 Feb
Better to be safe than sorry.
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• United States
17 Feb
Yes you are very right!
@Kandae11 (19875)
16 Feb
Better to be safe than sorry.
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• United States
16 Feb
Yes! We were safe regardless as we are fenced in with metal bars and security cameras.
@amandajay (17778)
• Sri Lanka
18 Feb
Never let them in... Cant believe people these days.. Some people come to check houses... Then they rob them after few days