May 21, 2003

Things that go bump in the night

Last night, as I was in bed, lights out, drifting off into that void we call sleep, I heard a noise. A loud noise. It was the kind of banging crash sound that your night-soothed brain has trouble comprehending. It seemed to come from a street in the neighbourhood, and it clearly sounded to me like someone had attempted to get their vehicle and a wall to occupy the same space at the same time. But just before it, there wasn't the prerequisite acceleration sounds so common to accidents. Nonetheless, I lay awake for five minutes waiting for the confirmation sounds of sirens that were to signal death, destruction, and delays.

They were not forthcoming. Of course, this to me meant that either (a) someone was busy bleeding to death, unnoticed, close by, or (b) the sound was something else entirely.

This morning, no sign of an accident. Still no idea what it was.

  :::  a Thought ritual performed at 12:07 PM   :::   ritual observers [3]   :::  


Or you could have gotten up from bed and checked it out. But, all the same. I had a similar problem one evening. Turned out to be the active new couple living next door.

Posted by: Ryan at May 21, 2003 11:45 PM

Getting out of bed, round midnight, on a chilly autumn evening, is not a possibility I was about to entertain. Besides, it would have disturbed the cat (never disturb a warm, cuddly, sleeping cat).

And the bang sounded really far away. Far enough that I felt I was in no immediate danger.

And no matter how diligent a man might be, I doubt he could produce a bang that loud in bed. Mind you...

Posted by: rory at May 22, 2003 10:35 AM

I would have to agree with you about the cat and the man. I'm glad you are safe. I just stubbled upon your site last night and I find it very interesting. I haven't had time to read alot your stuff but the stuff I have read is great fun. Are you a programmer or a network, PC repair?

Posted by: Ryan at May 22, 2003 05:58 PM
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