Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Who's That Walking On My Roof?!

Okay so I had a little scare last week that I had to share. I woke up in the wee hours of the morning to what sounded like someone walking very heavily on the roof. Since I'm on the top  floor you can imagine how startled I was to the sound of footsteps above me.

After a moment of wondering how someone could get up that high I realized someone might be trying to break in. I dashed for the door of my room that leads to my laundry patio area. (Completely sealed by the way and alarmed) None the less, I was concerned when I heard a hand pushing against the metal of the windows. I thought they might be trying to find a way to climb in so not waiting to get a good look at the guy I flicked on the lights and heard the retreating footsteps before going out to check and see if they'd try to cut through the bars or something.

I went back to bed sure that nothing had been damaged. After hearing the footsteps a second night I went to the landlord to tell him what I'd been hearing. But that no successful attempts to get in were made.

He smiled and informed me that it was probably a monkey. A monkey?! Yeah, apparently some guys not so small pet monkey escaped for a few nights and was wondering the rooftops. He's safe at home now. But I told him honestly that I didn't feel better knowing there was a monkey loose in the city. (I'm a bit afraid of monkeys if you didn't know.)

I'm sure he's bigger than this little guy we saw tied up in someone's yard, but either way, resting much more peacefully knowing for sure that not even a clever monkey can get in to this apartment.



  1. That is hilarious!!!!! The pic is sad and funny at the same time love it.

  2. Exactly! It's one of those things you're laughing and crying at the same time.