Holy crap! My heart is still pounding. I am sitting in my truck outside this lady's house right now writing up her landscaping bid. But I gotta tell you all what just happened. So it's just my typical day; driving around doing errands, overseeing jobs in progress, and giving bids. I arrive here at my 3:00 appt. and knock on the door. No answer.....which is weird because I saw cars in the driveway and the garage door open. Let me go back for a minute and explain that the door is hidden about 10' under the roofline. There is this kinda dark little hallway before you arrive at the front door to the house. So I am sitting there waiting by the door and I decide to step back 10' into the light and just wait there. After about a minute of waiting, I hear a THUMP at the front door. Ok. That's a little odd. But I think to myself, "Maybe it's a lady in a wheelchair and she just hit the door. I've had that happen before. So I step a little closer to the door now, in this dark hallway, waiting for her to open the door. I hear a few more strange THUMPs. Then the door begins to open super slowly. I am still thinking she's disabled or in a wheelchair and having trouble opening the door. So now I step right up to the dark door to see if I can help. This is where I just about jumped out of my skin. The door opens about 12" and I see this freak wearing a gas mask and dressed in all black. And he doesn't say a freakin' word. Now keep in mind, I still have this story in the back of my mind that I was reading last night. I found it on the Drudge Report; http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1692637.ece So this freak is just staring at me in a gas mask and I am now thinking, "Wow. I am about to die right now." I didn't know what to think. So many thoughts were going through my head. So I finally composed myself, stepped back a few feet, and said, "Hello?" He said, "Yes..." and I replied, "Ummmm....Is Jeannie there?" And he says, "Hold on." A minute later this nice older lady comes out like nothing happened and all of a sudden I am just giving a normal estimate. I guess she has some freak of a son who likes to scare the **** out of guests. I don't know. But it sure worked. WTF???!!!!??!!!! I just about had a heart attack. Here is kinda what he looked like... .