Evelina and I live in a town home community and have now for nearly 3 years. It is a quiet neighborhood with mostly quiet people. The homes are well-built and sound proofed to keep each home from hearing the neighbors, vacuum, argue, hanging pictures, etc. Apparently what the builders didn’t plan for was elephants.
We have new neighbors who moved in around 11 months ago. Until now we have never heard a peep from the people next door; not…a…peep. But now everything has changed. As most of you now I am an early riser, waking at 5:30 every morning. My usual routine is to get up and go downstairs, make coffee and then sit on the couch with my laptop preparing for the day.
And every morning as I sit and prepare it happens. At 6:15 am every morning I hear what I can only guess to be a herd of elephants running up and down the stairs. Keep in mind our neighbors do not have children which makes this event strange to me. Up and down the stairs, over and over and over and over. Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump…loud enough that I can hear the sound of every footstep ascending 22 stairs.
I wonder why in the world an adult stomps up and down the stairs for any reason ever, much less at 6:15 am? Why can you not walk like a normal person? Why do you need to stomp? I don’t want to have to say something to them, but my curiosity is beginning to get the best of me. I have to know.
After all I wouldn’t want to mistakenly accuse them of stomping up and down the stairs when in fact it is an actual herd of elephants. You never know.