WHAT would you do if you came home and found out a stranger had helped themselves to your shower?
This is the baffling situation Gelorup residents Frank and Margaret Smith found themselves in after returning home from a routine errand.
Friends of the couple, visiting to do some work around the property, were confused when they heard the sounds of someone showering inside – with no vehicle in the driveway.
The ladies called out to the mystery washer, but got no response.
“They thought it was my nephew, but he would have said something” Mrs Smith said.
Growing concerned, Mrs Smith’s friends stuck around to see what happened.
A short time later they heard a husky ‘can I use a towel?’ come from within the bathroom.
“There were towels already in there but at least he had tact enough to ask first,” she said.
Quickly drying himself off and emerging clothed, the man explained that he was a friend of Mr and Mrs Smith.
He then calmly wandered up the driveway and was gone.
A description from the shaken pair did not match anyone Mrs Smith knew.
She took the news that a stranger had helped himself to her house well.
“The first thing I said was ‘that’s nice, was he any good?’”
She explained that the response was appropriate because one of her friends was single.
Explaining the intrusion to police left them equally baffled.
A few months on Mrs Smith still does not know the identity of the man she dubs ‘the man in the shower,’ but has no ill feelings.
“We do have a great outdoor shower – a hose – and we do need some weeding or wood chopping done, so we’d be more than happy to give someone a shower and a feed if they ask first.”