Today has been a difficult day. We attended daily Mass, and a friend of ours… who attends one the same days… had (what appeared to be) a sudden heart attack, in the chapel. Just a few feet from the altar. We don’t yet know his condition, as I had to make the decision to take my mother (who is extremely handicapped) out of the chapel, just before the emergency team arrived. Please pray for our friend.
Anyway… I was badly shaken, and something else happened… when we got home. I was outside, putting something away in my car and suddenly a young man pulled up to me… in his car and asked the following:
“DO YOU OWN YOUR HOME?”
Immediately, I became defensive. Here was a perfect stranger… asking me a very personal question, concerning my “holdings” (for lack of a better way to phrase it).
I stood there… looking at him, in disbelief. And said… “What did you ask me?”. He repeated it. “DO YOU OWN YOUR HOME?”
I said to him… “Nothing personal, but I DO NOT know you. And I’m NOT going to give you that information”.
At that point, he muttered something about being my “new neighbor” and he was trying to get in touch with the Home Owners Association. Well, if that was the case… why didn’t he just ask me for the HOA phone number?
WHY would he ask me (a perfect stranger AND a woman) such a personal question?
So… what do you think? Did I over-react? I realize, that my upset from what had happened to our friend, today… might have played into my response to this young man. I’m confused about the whole thing.
Thanks in advance, for your opinions. God bless.