Not Embarrassing AT ALL
My Oven Taunts Me

Goodnight Sounds

I will put on the white noise maker before bed, because every morning, at around 5 in the morning, the inexplicable drip drip dribbling sound from the floor above me begins. It lasts only the span of a few minutes, but I abhor its arrival every time. It is not dropped water or a dribbling ball, for the speed at times is much too rapid to be either, but it sounds like a combination of the two. Call it a water ball being bounced on the floor above my ceiling at lightning speed.

The sound makes me come out of my skin with crazed annoyance. Yes, for being awakened so often, and yes, because it comes every day, and yes, because it comes so early, but more than anything, most of all, I go insane at the sound because I don't know what the fuck it is.


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Sounds like old pipes. We get a similar knocking/dripping sound in our home, which was built in the 1940's.

Possibly a coffee maker.

i share your grief, Brittney. in my old place on Broderick Street, i would hear above my bedroom every morning what sounded like marbles being dropped on linoleum. first the CLACK of them hitting, then the drone of them rolling away.

yeah, try figuring out what the fuck that is. i wonder if there is a magical physics that determines the acoustics of inter-story sound in old Victorians. maybe it's just something normal like footsteps, only filtered through this noise wormhole before reaching us below.

or maybe the neighbor was playing D&D with himself at 6:30am.


Dice, I can handle. My apartment in Oakland had a tenant who would come home around 1AM and hold what another tenant described as 'goddamn elephant races.' (Imagine someone doing wind-sprints up and down the hall while wearing boots.)

oh boo boo

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