I’m predictable enough that no one thinks I’m unpredictable. I’m unpredictable enough to avoid being kidnapped in broad daylight. My phone isn’t configured to my location. I vary my routes. I don’t have set activities for each day of the week. However, I realized today that there is one flaw in my attempts to avoid potential kidnapping.
I was at the library, returning one set of books and checking out my latest holds when I realized the one way in which I’m utterly predictable. Actually, I didn’t figure it out – the librarian did.
“Thanks,” I said, when he finished checking out my books.
“See you next week,” he said.
No matter what, he will see me next week. I just can’t stay away. So let this be a warning to all future kidnappers – don’t take me in front of the library. It may seem like the easiest place to find me, but I’ve got people there who expect to see me soon. And if they don’t, they know something is terribly wrong. I’m predictable like that. And they know it.