I've lived in my house for five years now.
There is a woman who lives in a house around the corner, on the next adjacent street. Middle aged, normal-looking lady.
For the entire time I've lived here, multiple times per week (3-5 that I am here to see, so probably far more), she drives up our street slowly, stopping every couple houses, and she is always bent over towards the center console, looking at her phone. She stops outside different houses all the time, but she gets everyone it seems. Then putters up the street a house or two, stops again, and continues doing this all the way up the street. Stops for anywhere from 5 seconds 2 minutes.
Last year I was outside in my front yard working on a gutter, and she stopped right in front of my house, not 40 feet from me. I'd had enough, so I walked down to her car to introduce myself and ask her what the hell it is that she's doing. I tapped on her window, she looked up, freaked the F out, and juiced it. She went up the street maybe 200 yards and stopped for a good while as I stood in the street just staring at her car like wtf.
What on earth could she possibly be doing that causes her to pause every couple houses looking at her phone, multiple times per week, all hours and days of the week?
Literally the only thing I could think is city code enforcement, but three problems with that:
1) That would be M-F, 8-4:30 or whatever. She was driving by last night, a Sunday, at 8 PM. She often is seen on weekends and/or well after normal city work hours.
2) No city has someone enforcing codes 5x a week, that's more like a once-every-three-years drive by.
3) Also I'm quite sure her house is in violation of city ordinances anyway, re: garbage cans visible.
What could she be doing? My wife and I are at a loss.