10 Things a Burgler Won’t Tell you

  1.  Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week  cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering  your new refrigerator.

  2.  Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was  working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I  unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

  3.  Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste… and  taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys  your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of  gaming system they have.

  4.  Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the  driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door  to see how long it takes you to remove it..

  5.  If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to  create car and foot tracks into the house.. Virgin drifts in  the driveway are a dead giveaway.

  6.  If decorative glass is part of your front entrance,  don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I  can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.

  7.  A good security company alarms the window over the  sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often  access the master bedroom – and your jewelry. It’s not a bad  idea to put motion detectors up there too.

  8.  It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and  you forget to lock your door – understandable. But  understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.

  9.  I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for  directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t  take me up on it.)

  10.  Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer?  I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the  medicine cabinet.


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