Three months ago we got some new neighbors across the street.
This is a very quiet neighborhood, not many kids and not a lot of noise, which means that everyone pays keen attention when a new person arrives.
The new neighbors seemed like really nice people, a married couple. The wife was a writer who worked from home, and her husband was an HVAC tech who worked for one of the local contractors. He gave me a business card with his home number written on the back, in case I ever needed help in an emergency. I kept the card, just in case, but I knew it wouldn’t be hard to reach him since his HVAC van seemed to be parked in front of the house every day. I wonder if the guy worked at all, because the HVAC van was there so often. One day I realized something, and dug his business card out of my wallet. I saw that the logo of the HVAC company on the card did not match the one on the van. I started to do some snooping, and saw that once the HVAC tech went to work in the morning, another guy from another company came by his house. It turns out that his wife was having an affair with a man from a rival HVAC company, and it turned into a very messy affair. At one point the two rival HVAC techs got into a fistfight in the middle of the street. I should have called the cops but instead I filmed it on my phone.