[WP] "Why are there curtains on your mirror, Dave?" "Oh, you know, for privacy."

Dave was a young man who lived in a small apartment on the outskirts of town. He was a bit of a recluse, and preferred to spend his time alone, reading books and watching movies.

One day, his next door neighbor, Sarah, stopped by to borrow a cup of sugar. As she walked into the apartment, she noticed something strange about Dave's bathroom.

"Hey Dave, why are there curtains on your mirror?" she asked.

Dave chuckled nervously and scratched the back of his head. "Oh, you know, for privacy," he replied.

Sarah raised an eyebrow. "Privacy from what? You live alone."

Dave hesitated for a moment before answering. "Well, it's just that I, uh, have a bit of a vanity problem," he said sheepishly. "I spend a lot of time in the bathroom, and I don't really like to see myself in the mirror all the time."

Sarah laughed and patted Dave on the shoulder. "Don't worry, we all have our quirks. Thanks for the sugar, Dave. I'll see you later!"

As Sarah left the apartment, Dave let out a sigh of relief. He knew that Sarah wouldn't judge him for his strange behavior, but he was always a little self-conscious about it. Still, he couldn't help but feel a little embarrassed every time someone noticed the curtains on his mirror.

Sarah couldn't shake the feeling that something was off about Dave's bathroom curtains. She couldn't put her finger on it, but something just seemed off.

A few days later, Sarah decided to investigate further. She waited until Dave was out of the apartment, and then snuck in through the back door. She made her way to the bathroom and peeked behind the curtains.

To her shock, there was no mirror behind the curtains at all. Instead, there was a hole that looked into his neighbor's unit. Sarah realized that Dave had been spying on her every time she came over.

Feeling violated and frightened, Sarah quickly left the apartment and called the police. When Dave returned home, he was arrested for stalking and invasion of privacy.

As it turned out, Dave had a long history of creeping on his neighbors and had even installed hidden cameras in various places around the apartment complex. He was sentenced to several years in prison, and Sarah and the other tenants of the complex were finally able to feel safe in their own homes again.

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