My apartment here in Aix is really adorable and absolutely perfect for me...aside from some of the noises that emanate from the other apartments.
Just outside the door, backed up against the wall and clearly hiding, stood a motionless man... obviously waiting for someone to exit. It was apparent that he wasn't very clever because I could see the tips of his shoes.
Before me...my dangerous, would-be attacker....turned out to be...in fact....
a pair of shoes, set in the proper spot for garbage pick-up. And very neatly set, I might add.