OETRANGE — A woman who received a dinner invitation for her whole family doesn’t know if the invitation is genuine or if the message is a part of a police operation to catch would-be offenders, she has confirmed.
“That seems kind of weird that Alex is inviting us over, considering how freaked out about the situation she is, and she knows you can’t have more than two people in your home,” said Magdalena Gil hours after receiving the unsettling message on Monday. “But that’s her phone number and profile photo, right?”
“Still, that’s so unlike her to be willing to go against the rules,” she continued later in the day, remembering the time Alexandra drove around for 30 minutes looking for a spot because she refused to stop for two minutes in a delivery zone. “But who else could have sent this WhatsApp message? The police?”
“No way, that’s crazy to think the police would be setting people up,” she added that evening, still frozen by indecision. “And anyway, there are laws against that type of thing. I guess.”
By the next morning, Gil had still not responded to the invitation, and instead was in the middle of surveying 41 other acquaintances, most of whom agreed that the invitation was a trap and that Alexandra was now working undercover for the police.