The Best Thing This Week

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Something Truly Terrifying

What in the world could be happening?


On Wednesday night, as soon as it got dark, a whole lot of strangers climbed the stairs to our front porch and knocked on our door. They didn’t have political buttons or fliers with them. They didn’t want to sell us anything. They didn’t plan to talk to us about religion. They weren’t lost or in trouble or searching for a missing dog. There wasn’t anything wrong with the cable (for once). All they wanted was a Twix bar. When they got it, they thanked us and went back down the stairs, politely making way for the next group of ghouls and princesses and superheroes. And for the space of a lousy few hours, all was right with the world.