Friday, September 02, 2011

worry central

Lamp Post

I was going to show off a new print and post cute pictures of the bunnies today but I had a bad experience last night and I can only focus on negative thoughts. I am full of dread and even when I am doing something pleasant (like sharing a coffee with Julie this morning) part of my brain is still obsessing and being morbid.

A little after midnight I was sound asleep and woke up because I heard a woman wailing and screaming. She sounded desperate and was saying, "help! Somebody help me!" over and over again. I ran out to hear what direction her screaming was coming from but couldn't really tell. I heard a couple footsteps, three syllables of a low voice, another cry and then the most terrifying sudden silence.

It was quiet by the time the police arrived. They parked in their cruiser on the street and listened for THREE WHOLE MINUTES and drove away and told me to call if I heard anything else.

I stayed up listening as hard as I could and but nothing else happened. Well, actually a skunk walked down the street, a can collector rattled around for awhile, I caught a glimpse of a bat under a streetlight and a cat rubbed it's chin on the bumper of a truck for eight minutes.

I can't get anything done today.


O'Reilly Ink said...

That is terrifying. And the police are lazy. Geez...keep us posted.

robyn said...

I was just following up on this over on twitter, to see if you had heard anything more. Do you live in an apartment building? Maybe call the landlord.
I think you did a good thing to call the police, even if they didn't help at all. Short of knocking on all of your neighbors doors and waking them to check and make sure they are okay, you did what you could, and if something did happen it was beyond your control.
I understand how something like that can affect your whole day. I hope you were able to get a better night's sleep and wake up feeling more yourself.

Jess (aka LittleBunny) said...

That is terrifying! Oh my goodness, I don't blame you for worrying. For the sake of easing your nerves lets assume that it was the skunk-she got her leg stuck in a gopher hole but then she wiggled it out and was just fine. She probably felt embarrassed for causing such a ruckus. :)

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Jess, you are too wonderful. I will try to shift my brain that way. :)

Robyn, Thanks so much for checking back here. I thought about knocking on all the doors but was scared to get myself in a bad situation. I don't live in an apartment building. I think it happened on the street or inside a couple houses down. I've been on alert since it happened.

I'll keep you bunch posted if I hear anything! The police have lost my confidence for sure though.