I am coming home from the gym, and I noticed that a car is behind me. Nothing common or weird at the same time at that hour. I usually am returning home earlier than 5 am because traffic becomes stupid after that hour.
I signal and turn in my driveway keeping an eye on the rear-view mirror of the car which slows down, stops and the reverses into my driveway!
Alarms go off: YOU’VE BEEN IN SIMILAR SITUATION! CARJACK ALERT!
My reaction was “Fuck being inside the car with very limited movement. Get out draw and seek cover” which is what I was doing in that moment reflected in the screen capture. My hand was already wrapped around the gun about to be pulled out. An arm comes out of the other vehicle and…waves?
“Good morning! Have a great day!” and the car drives away.
It was the newspaper lady doing her delivery. I guess I am the last client on that road and she was just turning around to go back, thus the weird maneuver.
And she is the sweetest person you could ever meet, but scared the living shit out of me.
All in all, I am happy that nothing happened and happy that my healthy paranoia (AKA overabundance of caution) is still intact.