Monday morning promised to be an above average Monday. The office was going to literally be a ghost town. All the offices were going dark because of a big meeting out of state. I was up front holding down the fort, so to speak. In other words, peace and quiet. I was looking forward to today almost as much as an Egg McMuffin Friday.
With a big smile on my face I sat down to start my day. Sipping my piping hot cappuccino and going through my emails. It was quiet. Until I heard the noise.
"What the hell was that?"
It came from the wall that is within my reach. I leaned over in my chair and cocked my ear towards the suspicious sound. There it goes again. A co-worker happened upon me while I was staring at the wall.
Now everyone knows that when a wall is making a noise, it's only going to do it when you are alone with it. But I still said, "The wall is making a noise." His eyes lit up because right then he realized that his Monday just got better. He had someone to tease mercilessly for the rest of the day.
"What kind of a noise?" He cared not, I could tell by his grin.
"The kind of noise a creature would make if it was clawing it's way through a wall to attack me, that kind of noise, it's unsettling."
We both remained silent for a few seconds, nothing. He banged on the wall.
"I don't hear anything."
"Of course you don't hear anything, it's going to wait until you leave."
He started to walk away, but I kept talking.
"It's only a matter of time before it breaks through the wall."
My voice grew louder as he continued down the hall.
"I'll be here all alone."
"Just waiting for the creature to strike."
He turned the corner.
"Don't worry about me, I'm sure I'll be fine." By now I was shouting.
Alone again. 10 seconds later the creature started to claw it's way out, I whimpered.