For realz! Anonymous gifts to little girls of “creepy dolls” that look like the gift recipients.
Personally, I think the creepy part is the fact that people in San Clemente, California live in a gated community. (Isn’t all of Orange County effectively a gated community?) I can’t even imagine living in a neighborhood with an HOA (Homeowner’s Association, which tells you what color you can paint your house, and what color your window treatments must be, and so on), let alone a gated community.
Yes, there is house down the street from us painted a shade I call “Pepto Bismol Blue,” but there are no RVs parked in people’s driveways or on the street. Most people keep pretty nice yards and gardens, but those who don’t make those of us who make a minimal effort look pretty good.
True story: my husband & I were invited to visit the home of one of his college classmate’s family on Cape Cod once, 20 years ago. We got the directions, followed them carefully, and then arrived at a gate stating that only residents were permitted beyond it. So we turned around, drove back to a diner on the main highway, and used the pay phone there to call our hosts to get clarification on the directions. Her comment: “yeah, you found us. Just drive on through.” My husband and I laughed, and told her, “we’re the people signs like that are meant to keep out!”