Dear Abby: Reader reflects on Peeping Tom

Posted: May 23, 2012

DEAR ABBY: From time to time I have read letters in your column about Peeping Toms. You might find our experience interesting. Many years ago, my husband Klaus and I rented a small bungalow in L.A. Not long after we moved in, the woman next door began looking into our bedroom window, pressing her nose against the glass.

My husband placed a large mirror in the window frame. Sure enough, the weekend came and she peered into our window. Seeing her face reflected back, she dashed into her house and never looked again.

— Lilo in Costa Mesa

DEAR LILO: Your neighbor may not have gotten the thrill she was seeking, but she sure enough got the message.

DEAR ABBY: I am a freshman in college. I would like to transfer to a college that two of my best friends from high school attend, and also change my planned major.

We would like to rent a house over the summer and remain in it during the next school year.

My problem is my father. He says I should concentrate on making new friends. He is making it sound like if I don’t do what he wants, that I’ll mess up my entire future. Would living with my friends be that horrible?

— Mixed Up in New York

DEAR MIXED UP: Your father may be concerned that you and your friends will be distracted and not apply yourselves fully to your studies if you share a house together.

The question you must answer is: Does he have cause to be concerned about your motives or your study habits? n

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