I'm working from home today, so I was just sitting in my living room. I heard a faint tap on my front door. It didn't sound like a knock, but I got up just to make sure. I arrive at my peephole and peer outside and this dilemma is staring right back at me.
There are three tiny children in my front yard raking my leaves and sweeping them off my porch.
Yes. There is.
I have to leave my house in 40 minutes and in order to do so, I have to cross my driveway and get in my car that's parked on the street.
Now, I know these children live next door, but I'm not particularly chummy with them. Not because they're bad people, but they don't all speak English, and there's only about two people who are consistent residents - both of which I've spoken to frequently. The children, however, not so much.
Do I simply open the door, say "thank you" and carry on with my life as they work in my front yard?
Do I ignore it and just leave?
What if they ring my doorbell in 20 minutes and tell me they raked my leaves. It's stupid if they expect money, but they're like 5-years-old. It's the nature of home ownership that kids might hit you up for cash. I DON'T CARRY CASH!!! Can I toss them some Clif bars? I got a lot of those.
Help me NS. I'm a prisoner in my own house.