Added Feb 22 2012
My mom read a police pamphlet today, about not opening your door to strangers, asking for ID, etc.
At 5:30 PM, she proceeded to open the door to a stranger with no ID claiming to ask where she wanted cement bumps poured in the alley. He walked with her through the house & out the back, stalling her while asking many questions.
Of course, he'd left the front door ajar, and accomplice ransacked her house in about 7 minutes.
She's called the police and filed a report. Is upset because her wedding rings & jewelry were stolen, and tomorrow is the anniversary of my dad's death.
I told her to check all the locks on the window, because sometimes the thieves unlock them to get in later.
In her heart, my mom believes all people are good. Intellectually, she knows better. But she continues to follow her heart.