The Witching Hour
Those who work dayshift are asleep.
But not the Goblins.
They run around after dark until people begin to arise for work.
They are drinking and doing drugs.
They disturb your sleep patterns with all their goblin noise until you are exhausted.
They are the unemployed teenagers of your neighborhood.
They are meth-heads looking for something to steal to support their habit.
They might even be of your own household.
This morning at 2:00 am they began with their program.
Tires screeching, sub-woofers booming out bass rythym of (c)rap music.
Loud voices, laughter, anger.
Car doors closing nearby.
I sleep with the window open and a fan drawing cool night air into my room to help cool the house down from the heat of the day.
I got up to investigate the noises (and my bladder was complaining). I went to the front door and turned off the motion activated light, then opened the door, stepping out onto the porch. I could see a car down the block pulled up on the wrong side of the street.
As I was looking at the car I noticed a movement off to my right. Someone wearing a dark colored hoody was walking in front of my house. As I watched them, they cut in back of my Grand Am and walked between my Nissan PU and my Samurai towards the gate for my backyard.
I closed the door and went to get my slippers and a flashlight. I spent a few seconds trying to decide on the bat or a B.F. knife. I grabbed the aluminum baseball bat. I then headed out the door to confront the intruder.
Alas, I took to long to get squared away and they had already left. A Sheriff's vehicle then pulled up in front of the car across the street and turned on its blinking lights. The officer got out and dealt with the Goblins in the car.
Damn! I was looking for some payback for all the thieving that has gone on, but not this time!
My lesson learned from this is to never go investigate noises unprepared to deal with issues that may arise. If I had prepared myself before going to check out the noises, I could have followed the shadowy figure to my gate and confronted them with flashlight and bat.
In the future those items will be at hand as I investigate Goblin noises. I will also carry 2 nylon wire ties as handcuffs for anyone I may subdue through Citizens Arrest.
This month is my last payment on my Pontiac, so now I am going to get the surviellance cameras I have desired for so long. The combined value of everything that has been stolen or vandalized would have paid for the system easily. But when you don't have the funds, you can't do the preps that you want.
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