How are you?
somebody hiding on my porch.
I wish I
him. I saw a shadow. Hes there.
panic, Mom. Ill call the police.
if hes gone before the police arrive?
understand. My neighbor, Monica, shed laugh
her guts out, the old witch. Yesterday, when I
was cutting my roses, she popped out and said,
Hi Debbie! Have you read this article
on gardening against dementia in todays
paper? No, Im not giving the nasty
old gossip the pleasure.
Mom, if you prefer a burglar hiding on your porch...
it was a burglar? It could be a homeless man or
even a homeless dog.
homeless burglar. So what do you want me to do if
I cant call the police?
dear, could you please come over and check it out?
will take me at least half an hour to get there.
Are you worried about Monica more than about this
guy on your porch? I dont wanna frighten
you, Mom, but he could break in any moment.
I have a
hunch that he isnt that violent. A sixth
sense. You know--my sixth sense has never been
could be its first time.
think theres something really fishy about
What do you mean?
very well what I mean. How come you arent
afraid of me facing this unknown creature on your
porch--you, whos always obsessed with my
Im not obsessed with anything. And you are
a big boy now. Please hurry, Im waiting.
right. See you soon. You and your homeless
So, wheres he?
wonderful to see you, Jeff. Is he gone?
nobody on the porch or anywhere else, unless he
broke into Monicas place.
so relieved. Thank you so much, dear. Lets
promise me to call the police straight away next
promise. Come into the kitchen, I bet youre
got chicken soup for the first course, salmon
steak and green salad for the main course and
blueberry pie for the dessert.
pie, my favourite.
This morning I suddenly felt the urge to bake a
blueberry pie, like good old times.
like good old times. Mom, you think Im an
conjured up this burglar out of thin air to feed
me your three course dinner.
its just a coincidence youve got this
three course meal ready and waiting.
really want to know, I didnt conjure the
burglar to feed you--I conjured him to see you.
Last time you came was a month ago when I had
this plumbing problem. You live just half an hour
drive from me, but you come only if theres
some dreadful emergency. So please shut up and
eat the soup while its still hot.
Ive never been crazy about the chicken soup.
you always ate it to get the blueberry pie for