Read this on Slate in the Dear Prudie section. It’s amazing what sort of dilemmas people find themselves in.
I keep finding nude photos of a neighbor. How should I handle it?
About six months ago, I was walking my dog in the neighborhood when I noticed a picture of a naked woman on the ground. It was a neighbor. A few months after that, another neighbor told me that his 12-year-old son had just found lying around on the street another picture of this woman in the buff. A few days ago, I found yet another picture. She is a married woman with two young daughters. I see her husband frequently on the commuter train to work. I have lots of questions: Why are these pictures finding their way to the streets of our neighborhood? Who is taking the pictures? Does her husband know? I don’t mind seeing the occasional picture of a naked woman, but I don’t want my daughters to find pictures blowing around. What should I do?
—Blowing in the Wind
If you discover the answers to your questions, please let me know. Since nothing on the photos says, “For a good time, call Cheryl,” we can assume these aren’t business flyers. Perhaps her husband gets an extremely kinky thrill by sitting on the train across from his neighbors, knowing they know how hot his wife is. Possibly someone else knows how hot she is, and a spurned lover is papering the neighborhood. But I’m afraid this is likely to end up as one of suburbia’s enduring mysteries. I think, however, that the woman on display has the right to know what’s floating around the neighborhood (if she doesn’t already). Stick a photo in an envelope and mail it to her anonymously with a note saying that a litterbug has been leaving these around.
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What would YOU do if you found nude photos of your neighbour?