But on Thursday, I was exiting a van in my driveway and minding my own business. A man jumps out of his car, 1970's movie style, and corners me next to the van door.
This little old man with glasses, blue eyes and a casual business outfit flashed a badge in a little red case. Apparently the United States Government needs my help to set the Consumer Price Index. It's important to determine the cost of living!
Holy crap, really? I asked if I would be arrested or otherwise prosecuted if I refused to answer their questions. He told me no, but - and I said, "K. Bye." and turned away until he left. Yes. I was rude to the Government Man.
If I disappear, you know why. Creepy old man in an old gray Ford with a TJ Hooker complex. Some of the people who work with G were standing nearby gaping and when he left, one said, "Well, that was one of the strangest encounters I've ever witnessed."