Saturday, January 20, 2007

Shake that thing

I was sitting on my sofa , watching TV, when I suddenly heard someone screaming from my neighbor's apartment.....

I think I heard a man screaming, then I heard my neighbor screaming...... then her dog started barking really loud.

I tried to listen to what they were talking, but couldn't.
Two minutes later, I heard screaming again, now I started getting worried.

Things got calm for a while, then I heard hims screaming again, this time real loud, he screamed again and again, the dog barking, and her daughter was screaming, saying words I could not hear clearly....
then the sound of glass breaking....
I was concerned, and I remembered my neigbors from the old apartment when a man used to beat his wife nonstop for the whole night, every single night, and she would beg him to stop and he never did.

He kept screaming really loud, and now I stopped hearing her voice, and I stopped hearing the daughter's voice, the dog stopped barking, and the man was the only once screaming, his voice shook the entire building.....

We share the same wall, and now I felt the wall shake, I didn't know what it was, but I was scared to death, I did not know what shook it , it could have been a body. Silence prevailed afterwards. I wanted to check if she was OK but was scared to death to do so.

I turned my TV off trying to hear anything, but I heard nothing, all was quiet.
I wasnn't sure if I should call 911 or not, I called my landlord but she was out of her office, I laid on the sofa, tried to resist falling alseep.....

I woke up 2 hours later, but did not hear anything. I had to leave for my later ER shift, wasn't sure if I should leave my apartment.

I opened my door quietly, walked a few steps outside, and with the edge of my eye took a quick look at her apartment.

I found her sitting with her boyfriend, her duagheter and the dog outside, smoking and drinking beer.

She said smiling, "Did you watch the game? The (Chicago) Bears won."

"Oh great , congratulations! " and I looked at her boyfriend with his "54" T-shirt , he looked at me, raised his hand, looked at the sky and screamed "Yeeeeeeeah man, we woooooooon"

I took off and thanked God everyone was still alive, thanx to the Bears.

7 comments:

Summer said...

for a while i thought there was a homicide going on!! thank Goodness the bears won!! and there was no killing next door to you.

Anonymous said...

You know, once i watched a show that is called "What Would You Do". They get actors to act in public as if they are doing something bad and they see how normal people would react. They once a got a guy shouting at his girlfriend in public and looks like he's about to beat her, a bunch of bullies teasing a boy, and so. At the end of the show they conclude that only very few people respond and take action (and these people are mostly women ehem!)So you have to always take action, because in a lot of times you would have saved a family from a catastrophe. In your case, you would've ended up cheering for the Bears, not that bad.

Anonymous said...

i thought you'll open the door to see policemen standing outside their house... oh, what you had was definitely a better ending :D

Hareega said...

summer... no killing yet

o.blog.... women always have the heart, but seriously people are caring less about other people these days

Dima... yeah it's a better ending though less exciting :D

Lubna said...

wal... how come you were so cool about it. I'd be irritated.

Hareega said...

lubna it's because i was a real moron during the world cup last summer, i'd invite my friends at 6 am (the time many games started our local time) and we'd start screaming and waking up neighbors very early in the morning, so i can't complain. The problem is that they have football games every weekend but the world cup is one month every 4 years

Lubna said...

lol... enjoy.