Wednesday, June 3, 2009

When pretend crazy becomes real crazy

I may have crossed a line today. I staged mock booby-traps on all my windows. It seemed a clever deterrent, letting burglars think I'm may be nuts enough to have rigged the place up(I feel confident no potential burglars are reading this blog), but it seems a bit nuts now.


M.A.H. said...

Love the booby trap modern look.

Fang turned out to be a natural at guard dog duty. I have one of those funny signs with a pic of a german shepherd that says, "I can make it to the fence in 2.8 seconds, can you?"

I was broken into several times in Chicago. Maybe I'll blog about it one day, but to cut to the chase, I told the cops I was thinking about getting a dog. Their reply was that in my neighborhood, forget the dog, I should get a gun. (I lived in some highly questionable neighborhoods in order to get cheap loft space.)

Carla said...

I do have a gun, and cat alarms.

mheidelberger said...

Careful now, I can imagine some burglar having the nerve to mock sue you for injuries ;)

Carla said...

I'll pay their mock suit with powder-coated bills, on which I write "feeling lucky?".

I will protect myself with ever-evolving layers of mind games.