My husband doesn’t like to swim. He grew up in a house with a pool, was certified as a diver, was even a lifeguard, but has always told me he doesn’t like to swim. Over the years I’ve seen him lounge in the water, especially if it’s a jacuzzi, but he’s never gone swimming.
My husband doesn’t care for sour gummy candies. He likes popcorn, candied apples, and nuts more than most candies.
However, our son and I have noticed a lot of different things in the last few months, things that don’t fit. It all started in November when “Steve” not only began reading a book, but when asked what he was going to do would tell us that he was going to read. What??? Good, yes, but weird. Very, very weird.
As the reading continued, we became very suspicious. Then one day “Steve” announced that he was going to go to the gym and go swimming! Steve has had a gym membership as part of his health insurance for a couple of years and he’s only been once, plus he hates to swim!
And then there’s the food. Pretty much nothing is safe in the house including sour candies! In the evening, anything that doesn’t move runs the risk of being eaten. Our son has taken to hiding food so I created a snack basket from which “Steve” could eat anything. Sometimes that works, and sometimes that doesn’t.
Obviously, although this person looks like Steve, it isn’t. It just can’t be. For one thing, he’s on his third business related book since November!
We watch TV. We know what’s going on. Either this person is a spy, a very bad one, who looks like Steve but doesn’t know he’s also supposed to act like him or he’s an alien. We’ve watched close to every Star Trek episode, so we know that sometimes an alien assumes the identity of a person. Obviously we were sent a trainee. Further evidence that this is a novice is that we have asked directly if he are an alien and he said he was. What experienced alien would do that?
Steve saw his neurologist earlier this month. He was thrilled that Steve’s been reading. It seems the doctor is in on it, too.
We’re getting used to it, so for now life with our resident alien is just fine.
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