I sometimes feel like the creepy guy in my neighborhood, because I don't get trash service. So every Thursday, I sneak outside in the middle of the night and go through everybody's trash cans until I find one which is empty enough for me to add my trash to. The late night dog walkers look at me funny, when they see me looting through everyone's garbage.
I tried explaining to them that I am a normal person, looking for a good place to illegally dump my garbage, but that does not reassure them.
So yesterday, I was walking down the street, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw a videogame. I immediately stopped and started moving around, trying to get a good look at the person's TV through their front window. Eventually, I was able to confirm that, yes, they were playing Super Mario Bros. 2 on the NES.
Because I was distracted by the videogame, I failed to notice that someone was sitting on the front porch. And she was looking at me strangely. From her point of view, I was walking down the street, stopped in front of her house, and tried to look in her house through the window.
What's the best way to handle that situation? "Ha ha, I'm not a robber! I just happen to enjoy videogames from over 20 years ago! Sorry about going through your trashcan last week! I had a lot of recycling left over from the grocery store!"
The worst part is that they didn't invite me inside to be Player 2. I totally could have gotten through that level.