i don't have many stories my father told me that i can recall, so i'm making a spin-off thread.
i used to work with this guy who mostly kept to himself. he was ex-military, extremely gentle, kind, super smart, but he ended up working in an amazon warehouse as a picker. he said he took this job intending it to be temporary until he could find something else, and 5 years later he was still here, and had stopped looking. on his weekends, he said he often went home and shut the door and didn't come out until he had to go to work. he watched a lot of foreign films and just liked to keep to himself in his free time. we worked the teamlift process together, which involved us driving forklifts around and stacking >50lb product on pallets to prepare for shipping.
he told me a story i really enjoyed.
after he was out of the military he spent some time in florida living with a friend who was a cop. there was this guy his friend needed to subpoena, and if i recall correctly, it was because he hadn't been paying child support. the guy lived in a gated community that he never left, and by whatever the rules were, they couldn't enter the community without approval from a resident. they staked out his house from the outside, and after some time of watching him, realized he regularly ordered delivery from the same pizza shop. so, the cop got a job delivering for the same shop, and within a week was headed into the gated community. he knocked on the guy's door, served him his pizza, and his subpoena papers.