Saturday, June 13, 2009

O, the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune!

This morning, Angela and I were awakened at around 5:30AM by, of all things, people screaming at each other. Perhaps if we lived in another neighborhood this would be something de rigeur, but in Takoma Park, it's a bit unusual. It is even more unusual that I woke up at all: I am known, after all, for having slept through bombs and four-year-olds crawling over my body. This must have been some fight.

After I discerned what was going on, I thought to myself, Who the heck is this? Our neighbors? No -- it's definitely a man and a woman fighting. The new folks across the way with the baby? No no, and besides, her parents are staying with them, so why would they be outside? The relatively new folks behind us? The semi-redneck next door? No, none of them, because the voices were too... too...

"I can't believe you would say that!!"
"Oh yeah? Tell me: HOW COULD YOU FUCK HIM??!"
"Aaargh!!"


...young. Ah yes, the world of the young, when everything is overly dramatic and the world is going to end at any moment. Granted, there is clearly some infidelity going on here and, well, clearly some craziness is inspired, perhaps warranted. And goodness knows that when it comes to movies, I'm a total sap for over-the-top melodrama. To spar on a public street in quiet Takoma Park at 5:30 in the morning, however?

Well, that's something for the young, I think. Let 'em have it. I'm thrilled to be old. Let me go back to sleep.

6 comments:

lacochran said...

Oooo, don't leave us hanging! How does it end?

Middento said...

Haha, good question! Truth is, I'm not sure how it ended. The wife went outside, said "Hey!" and the girl ran off.

Imagine how this would have played out by a pair of 40somethings. Or on celluloid. Hmm.

Priscilla said...

That's almost as good as my upstairs neighbor's ex yelling HERPES at the top of her lungs.

Chad said...

I'm just trying to visualize a situation containing bombs exploding while children crawl on your face.

As far as how it would turn out on celluloid, it sounds like British melodrama.

Manasse said...

Blogs, please.

seanisbored said...

I'd be sitting at my window with popcorn. Watching fights from a distance is wonderful.