Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Operation: Phantom Knocker

Never a dull moment around the Ashram.

Tiamat (F's pain in the ass mother) has a new issue.

Tiamat lives in a senior citizen apartment complex. You can only get into the building if you have a key.

Someone has been knocking on her door in the middle of the night, and when she looks through the peephole there is no one there.

It doesn't happen every night, but, it has been happening often enough to be a nuisance.

I think that it's either some poor soul with the beginnings of dementia wandering the halls when they can't sleep or Tiamat is making it all up.

F thinks that it's his mother's neighbor from across the hall because his mother and the neighbor don't get along. (Franklly, very few people get along with Tiamat, but that's a story for another time!) So his line of thought is that when the neighbor gets up in the middle of the night to take a pee, he steps out into the hall, knocks on Tiamat's door and ducks back into his own apartment! Can you imagine?!!!

They complained to the apartment manager about the knocking, and there are security cameras, but, apparently they don't see anyone or anything on the dates and times that these incidents have supposedly occurred, so there's nothing that they can do.

So now F and his brother "M" are going to take matters into their own hands.

F ordered one of those miniature "spy cameras" and hooked it up to a space above his mother's door. And they were also able to hook it up so that they can watch it on her television set. But they can't figure out how to record the images, so supposedly this coming weekend F and M are going to have a "pajama party" at "Mommy's" to watch the TV in shifts to see if they can catch who's doing it!

Assuming that someone knocks that night.

And assuming that whoever it is (if there is someone!) won't catch on to what's going on or hear about it through the "apartment grapevine" as Tiamat has a big mouth!

I'll keep you all posted as things develop.

P.S. And no! It's not me! ;)


  1. If it is the neighbor across the way, she should be happy that he's not peeing on her door in the middle of the night.
    This is so exciting! I really wish they could record it so we all could see. You should loan F the pen camera that you use in the Urinals at work. You can live without it for one day. m.

  2. "You should loan F the pen camera that you use in the Urinals at work. You can live without it for one day."

    Oh, but I live for those moments! ;P

  3. There must be insects or something hitting the door :)

  4. Tai: It's an indoor hallway. The only thing that's "buggy" is her! ;)

  5. how exciting! "Friend of Henrik" perhaps?