Because you never know when a Private Investigator will be sitting on your living room couch.
Flipping open her wallet to show you her Federal Investigation badge.
And then asking you a million questions about a Navy friend you had 5 years ago.
Questions that would have been very hard to answer.
If your friend wasn’t a stellar guy.
And you didn’t happen to keep an ongoing calendar journal.
Did you know that (according to my new Private Investigator friend) every member of the military has a background check every 5 years?
Did you also know that according to the Privacy Act of 1974, your identity and everything you say during a background interview will be written in a report and available upon request to the person investigated?
…..Until my new Private Investigator friend told me after the interview was already over.
Good thing I didn’t say anything I’d regret!
Did you also know that Private Investigators are very nice?
And they smile and say your son is very cute when he sidles up to them with a sweet little smile, looks down at their interview form, and eagerly asks, “A?”
So then they write a big “A” on their paper for him to see.
And he gets so excited that he starts laughing and pushes the coffee table across the room.