I am a bit paranoid because of a past break-in into my home a few years ago. It was a different home than what I am in now. So take that into account when reading this.
At about 7:30pm tonight, pitch dark outside, a young woman (maybe early 20's) came and rang my doorbell. I was a little taken back because no one comes that to my house that late and without calling first. It gets dark outside so early and by 7pm it is DARK. I cannot see who it is without opening my door because I don't have a peep hole and the side glass is covered with this special "stuff" so that people cannot see through it. So..I wonder if I should answer the door or not and finally decide to open it just a little. This woman is not someone I recognize from the neighborhood and doesn't look like she lives around here. She is obviously high or drunk and she is trying hard to act "normal", but I can see it clearly that she is under the influence of something. She tells me that she knows my neighbor and he sent her over to our house because "Mike says we are nice people". I said, "I'm sorry, but I just don't recognize you and I don't know any neighbor by the name Mike." I know most of my neighbors and their names aren't Mike.
She proceeds to talk to me with a bad attitude and rude, and then asks me to donate money to her softball team. It is not softball season. I tell her that I can get her phone number and I can call her when I think about it. I couldn't think of anything else to say and I just came up with that bullcrap line, lol.
She tells me no, she needs the money now because she has to go and she can't come back. I looked at her and said, "No, I can't do it, sorry." She walks off.
My main reason for saying no was because she was very rude to me from the beginning and she was also under the influence of something and she doesn't live around the neighborhood, so I suspected she was looking for money to buy some more "feel good" stuff. You know, that probably doesn't even bother me more than the fact that she was rude to me. When you ask a complete stranger for money, at least be nice.
I had a bad experience when this same exact thing happened to me in another home. A young girl came to the door and the next night my home was broken into and everything of value stolen. I know, I just know it had some connection to the girl, whom I never saw in my life, that came to my door. I think she came to scope out the house and see if anyone was home, or to see who lived there. So because of this bad experience, I am now paranoid that the same thing will happen.
Would you be suspicious or not?