An FBI agent showed up at my house a while back. At first I started scrambling my mind for possible crimes I may have committed. Of course, the slate in my mind came back clean since I am an outstanding citizen.
You know how in the movies they flap open their badge and say, “FBI. I have a few questions for you”. Well, that is the real deal my friends. That is almost exactly what he did and said. So, basically, at that point I expected a camera crew to show up and send me off to hair and makeup in preparation for my big scene. But they didn’t show. Lame.
He started asking us questions about a former neighbor. I don’t know anything about FBI etiquette so I hesitated to ask him why he was questioning us about our neighbor. But, my curiosity got the better of me and I asked anyway. (I can be brave sometimes.) Turns out, such a question is acceptable. And to make a good story turn boring…our neighbor just applied for a government job and they were doing a background check. I know, you were hoping for some Jack Bauer-ish story. So was I.
Moral of the story…Even the cool jobs disappoint sometimes.