i was disturbed from my lovely Saturday sleep in, i don't always get to sleep in, rarely do i have that luxury so you can imagine how peeved off i was to be woken up this morning to the sounds of screaming.
usually the early morning sounds are birds, the odd dog barking, every Wednesday the bin men make an appearance with their loud trucks, and at fajer the Libyan men always linger around to talk really loudly 'bahee bahee, khalas tawa inshufuk ba3dayn' (directly behind my house is a mosque, my bedroom window faces the mosque)
usually my window is shut and when it is then no sound pollution enters but because of the change in weather i have had to open it slightly.
other than these noises, the area is usually quite, screaming is not a natural phenomena.
at first when i heard the screaming i ignored it but the screaming pitch kept getting higher and I'm sure that the bird that perches on the tree outside my window fell from the sheer blast of the scream.
so i woke up to investigate, opened the curtain to find 3 ladies and 1 man standing outside the back window of the house opposite mine, one of the ladies was screaming 'wheres my dog, what have you done with my dog?'
another lady was banging on the back door and i really thought it was going to break under all that pressure, i swear sometimes i wish i was objects but at that particular moment i would never trade places with that poor door.
i could faintly hear a man shouting from inside but the words where not clear.
the lady continued to scream 'what have you done with my dooooooooooooooooog?' i swear her screaming was painful to the ears, no wonder she couldn't find her dog.
she then rummages around her bag, takes out her mobile and says 'I'm calling the police, the police, alright?' and then appears to dial and then still in the screaming voice says to the operator 'POLICE PLEASE', I'm sure the nearest police station would have heard her.
whilst this was happening, her 3 friends where lingering around in the mans back garden looking for something, the dog maybe???
what they came up with instead was a pile of bricks, the lady who thumping at the door decides to take a brick and throw it at the back window!!!!
it bounced of, she then gets closer, picks up the brick and throws it even harder, and the window breaks, the sound of glass shattering echoed all over the area, that's when shouting from inside the house began, all 4 people began to break the rest of the window whilst screaming at the man inside, the screaming lady shouting 'wheres my dog? i want my dog? what have you done with my dog?' the man is shouting 'what you talking bout? i ain't touche your dog?
then 2 of them decide to climb into the house through the broken window now i don't know what was going through their heads but that destruction of some one else property as well as trespassing!!!!
more shouting and screaming, noises of things falling down inside the house, the occasional swear word, then the two trespassers jump out the window, said something to the screaming lady, the lady then shouts 'what has my dog every done to you?, why did you say you where going to kill my dog?' then it occurs to her that she had called the police so she starts walking away saying 'well I've called the police so they will sort you out' and then walks away.
the door thumping lady then picks up a couple of bricks and thows them into the broken window with all her might!!!! crazy...
i didnt go back to sleep, i was fully awake and i had a good mind to wear my slippers, walk up to them with a frying pan in my hand and say 'do you mind? you have neighbours who are trying to sleep' i then decided to make a cup of the good old coffee and read teh newspaper.
so yeh that was an interesting episode of my life to wake up to....