Danny’s World: My Neighbors Own a Herd of Elephants

Danny’s World: My Neighbors Own a Herd of Elephants

DannyEvelina 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.


19 thoughts on “Danny’s World: My Neighbors Own a Herd of Elephants

  1. We are moving in a few weeks but our new neighbor in the duplex is very loud. We’ve had 5 neighbors there so far and like you…never heard much of anything. Normally there is some noise when they move in but then…nothing.
    It’s been several weeks and the banging that we would think to be picture hanging is still going on at random times. It’s very weird.
    We jokingly said that we should scream each time they hit the wall. Press our faces right up to the wall and scream.

    I wonder what they would think. LOL!
    We are moving so it might be worth it for the comic relief.

  2. The first thought that came to me, when reading this post, was they are using the stairs for their exercise and are seeing how quickly they can go up and down with them. They also might have an elephant that they are chasing up and down the stairs. LOL. I would ask them about it, if an opportunity arises.

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