there is something wrong with me, today has a theme song

Voices Carry

Lights out. Settle, still.

What sounds like voices?

Try to locate… out back, out front?

It’s a steady drone but almost certainly with vocal intonations.

Like a distant TV or AM radio playing.

I don’t usually hear the neighbors through the walls. But maybe that’s what that is?

Unless it’s something else; some other white noise source with variations my mind is turning into voices?

Shush!

Well. That’s a bit irksome.

I’m tired. I’m not going to solve this mystery tonight.

White noise on.

Good night.

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Happy birthday miss Grace!

peeves

That Feeling When…

In no particular order and not all from any one day…

TFW your UPS app says your package is coming by 3:45pm and lets you track your package and at 3:40 it’s two streets away and at 3:46 they change the status to “End of Day” and the truck has driven right past your street and is now 2 streets away on the other side and moving away… Wait! Waaaaait! I’m back this way…. Continue reading “That Feeling When…”

peeves

Egad

A Saturday morning. The text says Peapod is on its way. We’re contactless for the moment so I pop out to leave the tip envelope at the mat outside.

The knock at the door tells me the driver is there. I knock on the window and wave, as he’s walking away.

He turns back to talk to me. He’s wearing a mask, as one should. I open the window to hear.

He explains that there is something in his truck that has spilled and smells bad. He says it seems like someone spilled vinegar or something in one of the bins. It turns out it was my bin, he says, so the bags were sitting in that; you won’t want to bring them into your house; you’ll want to unpack them outside.

I thank him for the warning.

When he walks away, I step outside to get started and it’s immediately apparent what he referred to. Continue reading “Egad”