We used to watch the TODAY Show. When Willard Scott would offer birthday greetings to centenarians, sometimes he would say, “And she still lives alone!” That infuriated me. He was telling thieves where to find an easier target.
I was reminded of that this morning when I looked on Facebook to see which of our friends were attending an event we were interested in. There were the names of everyone who had clicked to say they were going – friends as well as people we didn’t know.
It should not be general knowledge when someone’s house is vacant. Paranoid? You bet – but that doesn’t mean I’m not being realistic. If you want specific people to know you’re going somewhere, tell them – not people you don’t know.